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If you have a password set on your computer, then the first screen you will see is the lock screen

 

This screen shows a chosen background picture (or slideshow of your pictures) along with the date/time, status of your internet/network connection, battery level (if using a laptop/tablet) and can also include other notifications such as calendar alerts, emails, skype calls (which you can answer from the lock screen) and alarms - all these options can be configured in the Lock Screen section of PC Settings

 

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To access your computer click anywhere on the screen, press the spacebar, or swipe upwards if using a tablet and you will then be presented with the log-in screen, where you can enter your password

 

If you have a device with a camera then you can swipe downwards on the lock screen to use it without having to log-in first

 

This screen also contains buttons for Ease of Access options ease_of_access_button_win8 and to Shut down or Restart your computer shutdown_button_win8

 

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