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    Windows 7 Login

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    by dogknees ·

    Is there a way to get Windows 7 to highlight the name of the last person to login rather than the Credential Manager? It’s just a pain having to hit the arrow every time you log in.

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    • #3026226

      Clarifications

      by dogknees ·

      In reply to Windows 7 Login

      Clarifications

    • #3026180

      This link has a number of options for

      by darryl~ ·

      In reply to Windows 7 Login

      • #3026052

        Not What I’m After

        by dogknees ·

        In reply to This link has a number of options for

        Lots of options, but no mention of what I’m after.

        Thanks

        • #3026016

          Logon has changed in nature since XP.

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to Not What I’m After

          So I don’t have any direct experience with the logonui, as I have little experience with Vista, and no current copy of 7.

          I can only suggest looking in local/group policy, or the related registry entries if this isn’t a “professional” version of 7.

          You could read the relevant-sounding sections of this:
          http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc163489.aspx

          It seemed that there might have to be an account using auto-logon, but I am not sure, because my eyes glazed over. I’m way too tired right now.

        • #3028088

          Not Autologon

          by dogknees ·

          In reply to Logon has changed in nature since XP.

          That’s not what I’m trying to do.

          When you hit ctrl-alt-del at the opening screen, the next one has Credential Manager, your previous login name, and the Other login option. The focus us always on the one at the left(credential manager), and you have to either click the middle item, or hit the right arrow key to select it before hitting enter to get to the password prompt.

          I’m trying to find a way to get it to default on the second item, so I just have to hit enter to get to the password prompt rather than right arrow then enter.

          Perhaps there’s a way to remove the credential manager from the screen?

          Thanks

        • #3028024

          Oh, I know what you were asking,

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to Not Autologon

          it is just that from what I was reading before I couldn’t read any more seemed to indicate that autologon was involved somehow, even if not actually doing an autologon. (But maybe that was just me.)

          I was thinking of “last logon” rather than a default logon, though.

          Jeez – I just looked at the article again, and I can’t even find the section I was looking at before. Looks pretty useless.

          Sadly, I haven’t found anything useful at all – not even a direct mention. I’ll see if I can screw around with an out-of-date beta long enough to find anything.

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