KnowledgeBase: The user name and password box might not appear on the sign-in screen in Windows 10 Technical Preview

Yesterday, Microsoft issued a new Knowledgebase article for the brave people, like you ant me, that run Windows 10 Technical Preview, build 10041. It fixes a bug where the user name and password box might not appear on the sign-in screen.

 

The situation

You run the 32bit (x86) version of Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 or the 64bit (x86-64) version of Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 on a device, or you run Windows 10 Technical Preview build 9926 configured in the slow update ring and you update to Windows 10 Technical Preview build 10041 this week.

You start the device and want to log on.

 

The issue

When attempting to sign into Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10041, the user name and password box might not appear on the sign-in screen.

 

The solution

The solution is to install update corresponding with KB3050653 from Windows Update or from Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).

When you look at the available updates for Windows 10 Technical Preview this month,  in either Windows Update or Windows Server Update Services, you’ll notice this update accompanies three other updates:

Please install these updates to enjoy your Technical Preview experience to the fullest.

 

Further reading

Windows 10 10041 preview build gets bug fixes, rolling out to Slow ring members
Security Thoughts: Vulnerability in SChannel allows security bypassing (Important, FREAK, MS15-031, CVE-2015-1637)

Related knowledgebase articles

3050653 The user name and password box might not appear on the sign-in screen in Windows 10 Technical Preview
3046049 MS15-031: Vulnerability in SChannel could allow security feature bypass: March 10, 2015
3050279 Microsoft Surface Hub Technical Preview – March Update is available
3050284 Windows Technical Preview March Update (KB3050284) is available

2 Responses to KnowledgeBase: The user name and password box might not appear on the sign-in screen in Windows 10 Technical Preview

  1.  

    How the heck do I install an update if I can’t login?

  2.  

    Same problem here. How do I install an update if I can’t login? Can I do this in safe mode?

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