Changing the Wave Gina back to the Microsoft Gina


The Secure Windows Login needs to be disabled from within EMBASSY Security Center.


To change the default Gina from Wave’s Gina (Wave’s Login Screen) to Microsoft’s Gina (Microsoft Windows’ Login Screen), open EMBASSY Security Center and click on Windows Login. Uncheck the box next to “Enable Secure Windows Login,” select Apply and restart your computer.

It is recommended that you disable Secure Windows Login before uninstalling EMBASSY Security Center.

Note: If you cannot access Windows due to the Wave Gina, please perform the following steps in Safe Mode (F8 at boot up). You will need to select regular Safe Mode (not Safe Mode with Networking) to access the Microsoft Gina.

  1. Go to Start > Run.
  2. Type “regedit” and press enter.
  3. Locate the following key:
  4. Click on the Winlogon folder to allow the registry keys to populate the right hand side of the registry. The value of the registry key GinaDLL will be set to waveGina.dll. To allow standard Windows logon, right click on the key and select modify. Change the Value data to msgina.dll.
  5. Exit the registry and reboot normally into Windows.
Vista & Windows 7:
  1. Go to Start menu and type “regedit”.
  2. Right click on the item named regedit and select “Run as Administrator”.
  3. Locate the following key:
  4. Within Authentication, expand “Credential Providers” and remove the following entry:
  5. Next within Authentication, expand “Credential Provider Filter” and remove the following entry:
  6. Exit the registry and reboot normally into Windows.

Article ID: ESC-011
Last Reviewed: March 23, 2010


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