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December 2, 2004 5:45:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi, I have a question about the passwords for user accounts. I try setting a
password for my account but it has an error message saying: "Windows cannot
save the password"

However, the password DOES save...and the new password is entered...so I
suppose it's not really a problem but it just worries me that it says
something is not happening when it really does happen.

Another question, does anyone know what I have to do so that when the
computer starts up from standby to have the original windows xp logging in
screen? The one with a blue background, a small picture icon with the user
names beside them? What I get is my desktop background picture and a classic
windows log on screen that says the computer is locked and only "username"
can unlock it. I don't remember changing anything and I didn't check use
Classic log on method in the users screen so I have no idea what is wrong.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Victor

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Anonymous
December 3, 2004 10:45:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Hi Victor

In order to change the way you log onto your computer (from classic mode) to
the welcome screen, just follow these simple steps.

click on start>control panel

in the control panel double click on user accounts

in user accounts select the 3rd option "change the way users log on or off"

then put a checkmark in the top box "Use welcome screen"


Enjoy

Tallvas



"Victor" wrote:

> Hi, I have a question about the passwords for user accounts. I try setting a
> password for my account but it has an error message saying: "Windows cannot
> save the password"
>
> However, the password DOES save...and the new password is entered...so I
> suppose it's not really a problem but it just worries me that it says
> something is not happening when it really does happen.
>
> Another question, does anyone know what I have to do so that when the
> computer starts up from standby to have the original windows xp logging in
> screen? The one with a blue background, a small picture icon with the user
> names beside them? What I get is my desktop background picture and a classic
> windows log on screen that says the computer is locked and only "username"
> can unlock it. I don't remember changing anything and I didn't check use
> Classic log on method in the users screen so I have no idea what is wrong.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
>
> Victor
December 3, 2004 11:49:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

The problem is that I already have that option checked, logging into windows
uses the welcome screen but coming back from standby requires me to use the
classic log on for some reason.

Also, there's the problem of the password not saving, but actually is
saved...I find that very distressing since I haven't done anything to the
computer and there's already a small problem with it.

"Tallvas" wrote:

> Hi Victor
>
> In order to change the way you log onto your computer (from classic mode) to
> the welcome screen, just follow these simple steps.
>
> click on start>control panel
>
> in the control panel double click on user accounts
>
> in user accounts select the 3rd option "change the way users log on or off"
>
> then put a checkmark in the top box "Use welcome screen"
>
>
> Enjoy
>
> Tallvas
>
>
>
> "Victor" wrote:
>
> > Hi, I have a question about the passwords for user accounts. I try setting a
> > password for my account but it has an error message saying: "Windows cannot
> > save the password"
> >
> > However, the password DOES save...and the new password is entered...so I
> > suppose it's not really a problem but it just worries me that it says
> > something is not happening when it really does happen.
> >
> > Another question, does anyone know what I have to do so that when the
> > computer starts up from standby to have the original windows xp logging in
> > screen? The one with a blue background, a small picture icon with the user
> > names beside them? What I get is my desktop background picture and a classic
> > windows log on screen that says the computer is locked and only "username"
> > can unlock it. I don't remember changing anything and I didn't check use
> > Classic log on method in the users screen so I have no idea what is wrong.
> >
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks
> >
> > Victor
Anonymous
December 4, 2004 8:29:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Victor,

I have not been following this entire thread, but here is how I cleared the
logon screen after my pc was idle.
Right Click on your Desktop>Properties>Screen Saver. In the middle of the
dialog box that appears you should see a box with "On Resume, Password
Protect". Make sure there is "not" a check mark there, then click Apply>OK.
The logon screen should not appear after you resume from an idle period.
Another great place to find info on configuring WindowsXP is from a website
maintained by Kelly Theriot(MS-MVP), her website is:
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp.htm .
HTH,
James

"Victor" <Victor@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:83F48B17-CC0B-4712-9A1C-3CCE8C737EAA@microsoft.com...
> The problem is that I already have that option checked, logging into
> windows
> uses the welcome screen but coming back from standby requires me to use
> the
> classic log on for some reason.
>
> Also, there's the problem of the password not saving, but actually is
> saved...I find that very distressing since I haven't done anything to the
> computer and there's already a small problem with it.
>
> "Tallvas" wrote:
>
>> Hi Victor
>>
>> In order to change the way you log onto your computer (from classic mode)
>> to
>> the welcome screen, just follow these simple steps.
>>
>> click on start>control panel
>>
>> in the control panel double click on user accounts
>>
>> in user accounts select the 3rd option "change the way users log on or
>> off"
>>
>> then put a checkmark in the top box "Use welcome screen"
>>
>>
>> Enjoy
>>
>> Tallvas
>>
>>
>>
>> "Victor" wrote:
>>
>> > Hi, I have a question about the passwords for user accounts. I try
>> > setting a
>> > password for my account but it has an error message saying: "Windows
>> > cannot
>> > save the password"
>> >
>> > However, the password DOES save...and the new password is entered...so
>> > I
>> > suppose it's not really a problem but it just worries me that it says
>> > something is not happening when it really does happen.
>> >
>> > Another question, does anyone know what I have to do so that when the
>> > computer starts up from standby to have the original windows xp logging
>> > in
>> > screen? The one with a blue background, a small picture icon with the
>> > user
>> > names beside them? What I get is my desktop background picture and a
>> > classic
>> > windows log on screen that says the computer is locked and only
>> > "username"
>> > can unlock it. I don't remember changing anything and I didn't check
>> > use
>> > Classic log on method in the users screen so I have no idea what is
>> > wrong.
>> >
>> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > Victor
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