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Enable Classic Logon in Windows 8, Require User name and Password

On Windows 8 boot up, users are welcomed with a beautiful and informative Lock screen followed by smart Login screen that provides various login options. Instead of the Modern UI screens, if you prefer a classic logon screen – the one with a simple user field and password field – here’s how you can get it on Windows 8.

Classic Logon Screen in Windows 8 using Local Security Policy or Registry Editor

Windows 8 lists all users accounts on the Logon screen. To disable this and show the user name and password fields follow these steps:

That’d do it. You can check if this worked by logging out of your account.

If you’re on the basic edition of Windows 8, you’ll have to set this policy using Registry Editor.

Disable Lock Screen in Windows 8 using Group Policy Editor or Registry Editor.


The Lock screen displays the date and various notifications. This screen adds one more step to the process of getting to your desktop. A click is all that’s required to get from here to the login screen, but to login without messing with another Modern UI doodad, follow these steps:

Again, if you’re on basic Windows 8, follow this Registry instructions:

That’s it. Now when you start Windows 8, you’ll immediately see the classic Windows Login screen.