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Hi!
I have a computer using XP OS, two user accounts (e.g. A and B) (without any
passwords) and I use the Welcome screen.
Is there a way that when I start the computer, to make it wait on the
Welcome screen for a small time (10-20 sec), and afterwards to automatically
log to user A ?

Thanx !
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Probably not but there may be other work-arounds.

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    Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
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    "Crios" wrote:
    | Hi!
    | I have a computer using XP OS, two user accounts (e.g. A and B) (without
    any
    | passwords) and I use the Welcome screen.
    | Is there a way that when I start the computer, to make it wait on the
    | Welcome screen for a small time (10-20 sec), and afterwards to
    automatically
    | log to user A ?
    |
    | Thanx !
    |
    |
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 12:07:34 +0300, Crios wrote:

    > Hi!
    > I have a computer using XP OS, two user accounts (e.g. A and B) (without any
    > passwords) and I use the Welcome screen.
    > Is there a way that when I start the computer, to make it wait on the
    > Welcome screen for a small time (10-20 sec), and afterwards to automatically
    > log to user A ?
    >
    > Thanx !

    No but....

    You could use Start> Run> control userpasswords2 to set up automatic logon
    for one user. Starting the computer would boot right to the selected user's
    desktop without stopping.

    When the other user wants to logon, they would start the computer (or
    restart it) and press/hold shift. This forces the welcome screen to appear
    where they can log on with their own account.

    --
    Sharon F
    MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
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