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Old 09-20-05, 12:32 PM
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question on setting up windows login

i was wondering if there was a way to set up the computer so that after 15 minutes or some specified time it would go to the login page. i know you can do it but you have to enable the screensaver first. i would rather it go straight to the login page and not show the screensaver. is this possible? im using windows xp pro sp2. thanks for any help
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Old 09-20-05, 01:02 PM
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this article suggests how:
http://support.microsoft.com/default...314999&sd=tech

and you can find the winexit.scr file it refers to here:
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk...tm#WinExit.scr
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Old 09-20-05, 01:36 PM
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that one referes to windows 2000 and 2003. im using windows xp. also, i dont want it to terminate running programs, just go to login screen without using screensaver. im guessing this is not possible?
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by the way, thanks for looking
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Old 09-20-05, 10:41 PM
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just out of curiosity....why don't you want to use the screensaver?
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Old 09-21-05, 12:21 PM
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i have 2 accounts on my computer and originally both were set up with a screensaver. but for some reason when both accounts are logged in with some programs running and the screensavers up, it would lag a couple of seconds when i try to log back in or come out of screensaver mode. i figure the screensaver is probably running for both logins? i have no idea, just guessing. this is also the ordinary microsoft flowerbox screensaver. it was set up to activate at around 15-20 minutes.
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