Login as administrator fails RESOLVED

When my PC boots the login screen is "Administrator".
I have never assigned a password in 6 years of this PC (I am the only user/administrator)

A new "Bitdefender Internet Security" nagged me to update WinXP. So I did.

With the Win update many of my settings were undone PLUS I now have to login.

My PC will not allow"Administrator" with password as an empty string (no characters)
But "Owner" is accepted when the password is an empty string.

How do I ensure that there is an automatic login as "Owner" ?

Thank you for your help
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  1. Hello and welcome to Tom's Hardware Forums.

    In Control Panel, go to User Accounts and click on "Change the way user log in" and make your choice.
  2. @Saga Lout
    Thanks for your response

    I have done that already and this is the hole I am in now.

    I do not know what to do in "User Accounts" to bypass the login window at boot.

  3. I'm not sure what the problem is. Regardless of using the welcome screen or not, you can have a blank password. If you use a welcome screen and click on an account with no password, it logs in. If you don't use the welcome screen, just leave the password box blank and log in. If it doesn't allow you to log in, then the password has been changed.
  4. If Owner has no password, just tick the Use the Welcome Screen" option in User Accounts>Change the Way etc. Administrator won't show up and the welcome screen will just show Owner and you simply click on the icon. Check first that Administrator isn't an account with that name as opposed to the system Administrator.

    Windows updates (WinXP) undo personal settings (solution from ""xpforums.com")
    ie, Windows updates adds a new user-account "asp.net" which must be disabled (or deleted)
    then bypassing the login screen can be set.

    Don't know if this is the case in Vista/7/8
    As an aside...
    I received a reminder about this thread as "unresolved"
    the link from Toms was "http://www.tomshardware.com/forum//forum2.php?config=tomshardwareus.inc&cat=45&post=287656&page=1&p=1

    which resulted in error 404
    Somebody should know about the problem. A Toms problem
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