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Anonymous
June 5, 2004 1:42:40 AM

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Hello from Steved

By passing the welcome Logo
This is what I do.
1 In Run I type control userpasswords 2
2 In User Accounts I uncheck Users must enter a user name
and password to use this computer, then I push the apply
button.
3 User Name I leave as it has Administrator, I then type
the password and confirm password and push the ok Button.

When I restart the computer I get the log on to windows
dialog box with a logon Message dialog box, it reads The
system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and
domain are correct, then type your password again.
Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.

Please how do start my computer and go straight to
windows as I am only user of this computer so there is no
need for me to log on.

Thankyou.

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Anonymous
June 5, 2004 4:57:54 AM

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Steved said in news:188a601c44ab7$887f2100$a101280a@phx.gbl:
> Hello from Steved
>
> By passing the welcome Logo
> This is what I do.
> 1 In Run I type control userpasswords 2
> 2 In User Accounts I uncheck Users must enter a user name
> and password to use this computer, then I push the apply
> button.
> 3 User Name I leave as it has Administrator, I then type
> the password and confirm password and push the ok Button.
>
> When I restart the computer I get the log on to windows
> dialog box with a logon Message dialog box, it reads The
> system could not log you on. Make sure your User name and
> domain are correct, then type your password again.
> Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct case.
>
> Please how do start my computer and go straight to
> windows as I am only user of this computer so there is no
> need for me to log on.
>
> Thankyou.

Do NOT use the Administrator account for your normal account. That is a
*backup* account in case your profile gets screwed up or for some reason
you cannot login under your normal account. If you screw over your
Administrator account and do not have another admin-level account to
use, you're screwed royal (and will have to come back here pleading for
help on how to recover).

Create another account in the Administrators group and use THAT one to
auto-logon.


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Anonymous
June 5, 2004 4:57:55 AM

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Thanks very much Vanguard I did what you asked
and now I go straight to windows.

Cheers

>-----Original Message-----
>Steved said in news:188a601c44ab7$887f2100
$a101280a@phx.gbl:
>> Hello from Steved
>>
>> By passing the welcome Logo
>> This is what I do.
>> 1 In Run I type control userpasswords 2
>> 2 In User Accounts I uncheck Users must enter a user
name
>> and password to use this computer, then I push the
apply
>> button.
>> 3 User Name I leave as it has Administrator, I then
type
>> the password and confirm password and push the ok
Button.
>>
>> When I restart the computer I get the log on to windows
>> dialog box with a logon Message dialog box, it reads
The
>> system could not log you on. Make sure your User name
and
>> domain are correct, then type your password again.
>> Letters in passwords must be typed using the correct
case.
>>
>> Please how do start my computer and go straight to
>> windows as I am only user of this computer so there is
no
>> need for me to log on.
>>
>> Thankyou.
>
>Do NOT use the Administrator account for your normal
account. That is a
>*backup* account in case your profile gets screwed up or
for some reason
>you cannot login under your normal account. If you
screw over your
>Administrator account and do not have another admin-
level account to
>use, you're screwed royal (and will have to come back
here pleading for
>help on how to recover).
>
>Create another account in the Administrators group and
use THAT one to
>auto-logon.
>
>
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Anonymous
June 5, 2004 7:06:03 PM

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This is for Vanguard: After reading your response I'm wondering if it is a good idea to do what I did..: I used TweakUI logon feature to forego logon-welcome screen so that now I automatically logon. But I did not change any of the user settings as the administrator. The way it is set up now is both my husband and I have adm. accounts but really do not make any distinctions in how we use them. Please comment. Thanks.
Anonymous
June 11, 2004 9:25:12 PM

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josie said in news:22D49947-9AFB-435A-A9DD-3A371DBE4B18@microsoft.com:
> This is for Vanguard: After reading your response I'm wondering if it
> is a good idea to do what I did..: I used TweakUI logon feature to
> forego logon-welcome screen so that now I automatically logon. But I
> did not change any of the user settings as the administrator. The way
> it is set up now is both my husband and I have adm. accounts but
> really do not make any distinctions in how we use them. Please
> comment. Thanks.

First, by admin-level accounts for the both of you presumably you meant
that you created two NEW accounts that in the Administrators group (to
have those privileges). Do NOTuse the Administrator account for
anything other than recovery. I don't even install applications under
the Administrator account (although many experts do) and install under
my own admin-level account. There is the rare application that supports
accounts and privileges under an NT-based version of Windows but forgets
to install under the correct profile (i.e., installs under the current
account's profile instead of for all users).

Nothing wrong with using admin-level accounts as your own personal
account if you feel you have the expertise to undo those times that you
shoot yourself in your foot with having too much power always at hand.
If you logon always using an admin-level account, be sure you are using
anti-virus and firewall software to protect that host as the nasties may
get the same privilege level as your login account. Some folks will
give themself a power user account and use Administrator for installing
applications or making system-level changes requiring an admin-level
account. I still prefer not to touch the Administrator account that way
since a corrupt profile for Administrator means you'll have to figure
out how to create a new one for an undeletable account (you cannot
delete the Administrator account even if you rename it). Using the
Administrator account for anything but restoration or recovery is like
using your USB-connected backup drive for continued purposes beyond
storing additional backups (and having it connected when not needed):
your risk the security and integrity of your backups.

Note that you do NOT need to be logged in under an admin-level account
if you want to install software that requires it. You can use the RunAs
command to install under an admin-level account while logged in under a
power or limited user account.

I haven't used Windows XP Home but my guess is they default the initial
user to an admin-level account. In fact, XP Home may not have anything
other than a limited account and you are forced to boot into Safe mode
to get into an admin account.


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