Windows 10: Anniversary update problems

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  1. dalchina New Member

    Anniversary update problems

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    dalchina, Sep 8, 2016
  2. gahbmwm5 Win User

    Yes indeed, it was the wrong lock screen that I was expecting Cortana to show up I can still utilize 'netplwiz' to turn off password needed when booting up, but still have Cortana working on the other lock screen...once the system has fully booted up...

    gahbmwm5, Sep 8, 2016
  3. ssme Win User
    I have just tried upgrading another tablet to 1607, and the lockscreen has vanished on this one too. Since my earlier posts, I upgraded a slightly different model and didn't experience the issue, so assumed MS had fixed the ridiculous bug, but alas it is still an issue and makes the tablet unusable.

    It is also still impossible to Google a solution to this issue, as searches just result in the exact opposite of what I want (i.e. people who want to remove the lock screen).

    So, can anyone help me with this?
  4. dalchina New Member

    Anniversary update problems

    Try Winaero's tweaker, and check the state of the disable lock screen option.
    dalchina, Oct 26, 2016
  5. ssme Win User
    The option is unchecked. As far as Windows is concerned, it is showing a lockscreen.
  6. dalchina New Member
    dalchina, Oct 26, 2016
  7. ssme Win User
    I did try disabling/reenabling it (putting tablet to sleep in between) and it didn't seem to make a difference. The response in the thread you've suggested appears to be for an older version of Win 10, as the unnamed option does not appear under "Sign-in options". No group policy options on Win 10 Home, and the registry key didn't make any difference when I added it.

    I am yet to see any lock screen at any stage, but mainly when waking from screen off - it just goes straight to the start menu.

    Luckily, I don't have an MS account or a local password set up on the tablet (nor on any of the other Windows tablets where this problem did not occur), so don't have to sign in or anything. I imagine the tablet would be completely unusable if I had to do so!
  8. dalchina New Member

    Anniversary update problems

    dalchina, Oct 26, 2016
  9. ssme Win User
    Sorry, it depends on what you mean by not seeing it on the restart. By "lock screens" I mean the full screen (and very attractive) picture screens that feature the time and a few little Windows hints etc every time you wake the system up from sleep. On restart I see the sign in box for a while (I don't have a password so it disappears automatically), but never the lock screens when waking from sleep.

    I'm unsure of the relevance of that link, as it seems to be solely about disabling the lockscreen, which would be a nice problem to have from my perspective *Smile
  10. dalchina New Member
    Hi, the idea is to check those settings and apply the reverse if appropriate.

    I know what a lock screen is, but they appear in different circumstances as I said.
    dalchina, Oct 26, 2016
  11. ssme Win User
    There does not seem to be a local security policy on the tablet, so I can't use that option. I don't really want to do any more fiddling with the registry, but I guess I'll have to as MS continue to introduce ridiculous bugs. I've just tried following the same update procedure on another, identical tablet, brand new and never used beyond updating to Win 10 from 8.1, with precisely the same result: no lock screen.

    And I didn't mean to insult your intelligence! I'm just aware that there are two separate screens I've seen - the pictorial one, and the one with the "Sign in" button (both of which should be amalgamated in the AU). I see the button when I restart under AU, but I've never seen the pictorial screen during a restart even before AU.
  12. ssme Win User
    New findings: after an update, I briefly saw a flash of a lock screen a couple of times, but it disappeared without actually locking the screen.

    A bit more experimenting found that if I go to the user picture and click "Lock", the lock screen flashes for a second, then vanishes.

    If I sign out of the account, I see the lock screen and superimposed sign in button as expected, but that's the only time I actually see it. So the images and stuff are still there; Windows just forgets to actually use them for their intended purpose.
  13. dalchina New Member

    Anniversary update problems

    Almost sounds as if your manufacturer has done sthg to dispense with them. Sorry, beyond reinstalling I've ideas. Perhaps someone else can help.
    dalchina, Apr 4, 2018

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