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Old 02-09-04, 02:29 AM
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Windows Startup question.

Ok, I'm sick of the log on screen for Windows XP. What settings do I need to change to get Windows to start up without having to enter a password first?
Old 02-09-04, 06:12 AM
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Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel>User Accounts> Change the way Users Log on/off
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Right, but is there any way to bypass a logon screen altogether? Like without having to click or type anything and go straight to Windows?
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I've done it in User Accounts before but I can't remember what you change but you can also do it directly in the registry. Set the AutoAdminLogon Value to 1 to enable autologin:

Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: AutoAdminLogon
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0=disable, 1=enable)


*TIP*
If your have your "User Accounts" window already open and type regedit at START>RUN you'll automactically be in the correct registry System Key that way you don't have to look for it

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Old 02-09-04, 07:08 PM
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Hmm, looks like the first method worked after restarting a 2nd time. I had to uninstall CSNW though.
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Here's the thing, if you're the only user under WinXP, the Admin, there's no login window during startup, but there will always be a guest acct. There's a chance you had the guest acct. turned on, which prompted WinXP to bring up the login window.

Go to User Accts. in Control Panel, click on the guest icon, and turn it off.
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The way I got it to go away was with Powertoys
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Originally posted by FuzzyBallz
Here's the thing, if you're the only user under WinXP, the Admin, there's no login window during startup, but there will always be a guest acct. There's a chance you had the guest acct. turned on, which prompted WinXP to bring up the login window.

Go to User Accts. in Control Panel, click on the guest icon, and turn it off.
Thanks for that tip, I'll check that out when I get home. I never had any problems with this screen coming up before. But one day it just showed up for some reason. I must have accidently hit something for it to do this, although I have no idea what It might be.
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Yeah, you can set it to auto login using Tweak UI.

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