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Old 04-07-04, 02:00 AM
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Can I make XP Pro login automatically?

When there was only 1 user, it used to log me in automatically. Then I thought I had to create a 2nd account to allow FTP access, but once I learned that wasn't true, I deleted the other user. It still makes me log in though. How do I make it go back to the old way?
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Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way Users Log on/off

I had to uninstall CSNW and then restart to get it to work though, your results may vary.
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The options are "use the welcome screen" and "use fast user switching"

Both are unchecked.
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
The options are "use the welcome screen" and "use fast user switching"

Both are unchecked.
Check "Use the welcome screen" and leave "use fast user switching" unchecked.
Old 04-07-04, 11:37 PM
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If you only have 1 account and that account doesn't have a password it should log you in automatically. You can keep the password and still set it to automatically log in though.
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If those suggestions dont work when you have the "User Accounts" window open go to START>RUN Type REGEDIT. This will open the User Accounts Registry. You'll see something called AutoAdminlogin and it's value set to "0" which means "False. Change it to "1" which is "True" and reboot.
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OK, it worked. Just seems counterintuitive that I had to turn ON the welcome screen so that it would bypass the welcome screen.
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Welcome to Microsoft logic ;-)
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
OK, it worked. Just seems counterintuitive that I had to turn ON the welcome screen so that it would bypass the welcome screen.
Yes, it confused the hell out of me too.
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Gotta say that if you have no password or a blank password for the admin account and the machine is on the internet, you are really asking for trouble.
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Go to Start/Run, and type 'control userpasswords2'.
From Users Tab, Uncheck "Users must enter ...."
A dialog will allow setting a user and password to be used automatically

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