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Old 07-06-03, 07:23 PM
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Hi,

I am setting up a computer from a friend of mine. I am completely reformatting, to get rid of his very crappy win2000 installation.

I noticed however something rather unique on his computer: there is no need to type in a userID or password. When normally the logon screen comes on and waits for you to supply a password, this computer briefly shows the logon screen, and then just continues booting, as if a password has been typed in.

When I finish reinstalling his PC, I assume that he would like to continue having this option set up the way it was. Anybody any ideas how I can do that?

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PS: I am reinstalling win2000 if that helps.
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TweakUI has a function that will do this or you can do it by hand in the registry.

In the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon add the following values if they're not already there (all of type REG_SZ):

DefaultDomainName
DefaultUserName
DefaultPassword (non-blank)
AutoAdminLogon=1
ForceAutoLogon=1

http://support.microsoft.com/default...NoWebContent=1
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Start > Settings > Control Panel > Users and Passwords > Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"
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Originally posted by Blake
Start > Settings > Control Panel > Users and Passwords > Uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"


Oh yeah. I'm used to servers. I had to go find a Win2K Pro machine to see that one. But what's the fun of a method that doesn't give you a chance to mess up your registry!
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Thanks guys! As always, the information was accurate and helpful.

LolaRennt

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