If I boot my Win8 PRO pc (OEM fresh install) and walk away prior to signing in as a User there have been several occasions where the "lock screen" has frozen and will not revel the user list. Mouse clicks and keyboard presses are seemingly ineffective and I have to resort to holding the power button to turn off the PC, not a wise move. I did get squirrely last night and did an extreme shaking and right clicking mouse gesture which worked on unfreezing the initial screen, allowing me to log-in. Is there some setting I can do to avoid this "delay in log-in screen freeze"? This is not a case where Hibernate has kicked in, I checked those settings.
(Solved) - Windows 8 log-in page freezing up, anyone else experienced this?(10 posts)
I can see where having the choice between the two OSs would be utilitarian. I had to choose which one to purchase and, since Release Preview did not have any issues, I thought Win8 was the way to go...I wanted to be in on the ground floor of the new OS, so to speak. I guess I could always buy a Win7 OEM license as well, but it is not transferrable the way Win8 OEMs are.
I never had any bad experiences with Window 7 so far after using it for the last 2 years. It's a pity about Windows 8 as it was starting to grow on me. It good to have the choice OK. I think there will be a lot of people reporting issues with Windows 8 going forward until at least Microsoft release a service pack for it. Personal I think the OS was pushed out to fast, but that's just my opinion!
You are welcome. But why don't you automate the login. Typw NETPLWIZ on the start screen and open that app. There you have to uncheck the little box and enter your password twice. Then OK. After that, you'll log in automatically.
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