Windows – Hide the logon screen windows 10 IOT

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I want my system to boot straight into an application with no other UI elements.

I have set the system to boot using the Custom User Interface and boot straight into the application but during the login process it shows the user name, picture, loading "dots" and background.

Is there any way to just have this as a blank screen?

Best Answer

  • I have no experience with windows 10 IoT, but the usual method for skipping the login screen and to log directly on boot into a user account is to enter Control Panel -> User Accounts, click on your user account to select it and uncheck the box labeled “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”.

    You’ll be prompted to enter the user account’s password - enter the password and click OK.


    If this option does not exist in Windows Iot, here is how to do the same via the registry (regedit) :

    • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
    • Enter 1 as the value of AutoAdminLogon
    • Enter the computer name (or domain) as the value of DefaultDomainName
    • Enter the account name as the value of DefaultUserName
    • Enter the account's password as the value of DefaultPassword

    More info can be found here.


    To disable the Windows 10 Welcome Screen in Group Policy Editor :

    • Run gpedit.ms
    • Navigate to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
    • Double-click the “Do not display the Getting Started welcome screen at logon”
    • Choose “Disable”
    • Click OK

    Next time you restart the computer, your computer will automatically bypass the Windows 10 login screen.

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