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Anonymous
January 16, 2005 4:52:10 AM

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Hello I just got a new laptop and everytime log into windows I get the
classic log on window which asks for a password and user name. (Actually I
don't type anything just click OK and log in). The other option I find is to
get the welcome screen in which you click on your acount name to log in. But
I don't want any of those screens. I just want to open mu computer and start
windows with no welcome screen or window at all. At my last PC that is how
it worked. Why doesn't it work now? In both cases I had WinXP home edition
(SP2) and I am the only user. Any help appreciated.
Thank You
Dimitris

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Anonymous
January 16, 2005 4:52:11 AM

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Hi Dimitris,

Regardless of the logon currently in use, click start/run, type "control
userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and click ok. Uncheck the box requiring
a username and password, click apply/ok and follow the prompts to set up a
default logon.

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Dimitris" <interpackNOSPAM@internet.gr> wrote in message
news:o 8gDB11%23EHA.3820@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hello I just got a new laptop and everytime log into windows I get the
> classic log on window which asks for a password and user name. (Actually I
> don't type anything just click OK and log in). The other option I find is
> to get the welcome screen in which you click on your acount name to log
> in. But I don't want any of those screens. I just want to open mu computer
> and start windows with no welcome screen or window at all. At my last PC
> that is how it worked. Why doesn't it work now? In both cases I had WinXP
> home edition (SP2) and I am the only user. Any help appreciated.
> Thank You
> Dimitris
>
Anonymous
January 16, 2005 2:46:28 PM

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

Is this what you are looking for:- Automatically log on

.. Go to the Start Menu and the Run box.
.. Type in the following:
control userpasswords2
.. now click OK
.. In the new Windows that appears select the account you wish to make the primary
logon.
.. Now uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password..." box.
.. Hit Apply and a dialog box will appear asking you to confirm the selected users
password.

Click OK.
The changes will work the next time you restart your computer.

References:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315231
How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/autologon.htm
Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login


"Dimitris" <interpackNOSPAM@internet.gr> wrote in message
news:o 8gDB11%23EHA.3820@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hello I just got a new laptop and everytime log into windows I get the classic log
> on window which asks for a password and user name. (Actually I don't type anything
> just click OK and log in). The other option I find is to get the welcome screen in
> which you click on your acount name to log in. But I don't want any of those
> screens. I just want to open mu computer and start windows with no welcome screen
> or window at all. At my last PC that is how it worked. Why doesn't it work now? In
> both cases I had WinXP home edition (SP2) and I am the only user. Any help
> appreciated.
> Thank You
> Dimitris
>
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