How to enable Windows 8 Logon Screen on Windows 10

The logon screen of Windows 8.1 has all the features, what you need to have to sign in to your PC, including one which lets you switch from one user account to another user account. On the other hand, Windows 10 logon screen comes with some small changes in its UI. For example, the password box, profile picture etc., have been changed a bit. If you want to get Windows 8 like logon screen on Windows 10, here is a small Registry tweak you can carry out.

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Enable Windows 8 logon screen on Windows 10

You do not have to install another third-party software to reverse the logon screen. A simple Registry tweak can do the job within minutes. Just run your Registry Editor (Press Win+R, type regedit and hit the Enter button) to start making the changes. Before tweaking your registry file, don’t forget to create a backup of your registry files.

After that, navigate to the following path in Registry Editor,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\TestHooks

On the right hand side, you will get a DWORD (32-bit) Value, which is called Threshold.

Get Windows 8 logon screen on Windows 10

The default value is 1. You have to make it 0. To do so, just double click on this value, enter 0 and hit the OK button.

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Restart your computer and you will see the change when you log on next. To test it, you may press Win+L keys to check out the logon screen.

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5 Comments

  1. kaartman

    Hi, I do not have the folder “TestHooks”. – WIN 8.1 Pro FR

  2. Cory Kendall

    That is because this registry tweak is for Win 10 Insider Preview

  3. Sudip Majhi

    Hello Kaartman, as Cory Kendall and the article says that this tutorial is for Windows 10. However, if you are using Windows 10 and still not getting the TestHooks in your Registry editor, do follow this.
    1. Open your Registry editor and navigate through the path, what is mentioned in the article.
    As the TestHooks folder is not there, you need to create the whole thing.
    2. Right click on the LogonUI folder (Which is in your left hand side), then click on New and Key respectively.
    3. Name it TestHooks.
    4. Click on TestHooks folder, right click on the empty space on your right hand side, select New, create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    5. Name it Threshold.
    6. By default, the Value data should be zero(0). That is what you need to have.
    It will help you to get Windows 8 like logon screen. However, if you want Windows 10 logon screen, you need to change the Value Data. If you enter one(1) your logon screen will be changed.

  4. T3RM1N1T3

    Does This Work With Windows 10 Build 14393.351?

  5. T3RM1N1T3

    Because It Does Not Show The Threshold Thing It Shows Something Else

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