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DennisMCSE

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On some of our computers that use a generic logon have group policies set to auto-logon the computer when rebooted. But sometimes need to log in with my admin account to update stuff. On Windows 7 and earlier computers, I could hit the left-shift key during the boot, in order for the ctrl+alt+del screen to log in with my account. But how do you do that on Windows 10? Hitting the left-shift key doesn't do anything. Is there a different keystroke on Windows 10?

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The only thing that I've been able to find is that with Windows 7 x64 and above, apparently wasn't an issue with x32 bit versions of Windows, and USB keyboards that there were issues with stopping the autologon process. Microsoft released two hotfixes for the issue. Haven't tried either of the hotfixes because not sure if it would affect anything else on our systems and Microsoft has their disclaimer about only using the hotfixes for the issue in the KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977534
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2526967


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I just needed to bypass the automatic login on Win 10 the other day, and can confirm it still is the shift key.

I swear, I gotta make a chart of these things.

I work on one system that has 9 (NINE!!) keys to interrupt various start-up processes.... and one to actually power the device on when it's been shut off (as long as the keyboard is plugged in to the correct USB port).  Sometimes I just wanna lean on the keyboard with both my forearms and try to press every single key at once. [crazy]  It's a medical workstation used at bedside... completely portable on battery power, with a ThinkCenter Tiny inside.  It auto logs on to Win 7 or 10, then presents a login screen to a virtual client session which is accessed by an RFID card.  When the user "taps in", they can immediately resume their session.  So they can move from room to room and tap in and out with just their employee badge.

But all of this "portability" and "automation" means more keys to remember!!
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

   

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