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Old 01-03-06, 02:12 AM
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Booting into Windows XP Automatically without a login screen?

Hi All,

Looking for a way to boot into Win XP automatically w/o entering a password at the login screen. I turned the welcome screen off, however, i still get a login prompt - I'd like to get rid of this.

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Old 01-03-06, 04:19 AM
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How to automatically log on to a user account in Windows XP :

Note This process only works if the computer is not joined to a domain.

Requirements

The Welcome screen must be available
There must be only one user account on the computer
The user account must not have a password
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Old 01-03-06, 07:09 AM
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This is a registry fix that can allow the PC to boot up so you don't have to enter a pw, just like Windows 98, but for security reasons, it's always better to enter a password to start Windows.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315231
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Old 01-03-06, 08:45 AM
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If you don't want to manually change the registry and still want a password protected account, you can get TweakUI from Microsoft and change the autologin settings from there.
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thanks for the quick responses!
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Old 01-03-06, 11:04 AM
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1. Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.

2. Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer check box.

3. Click Apply.

4. Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.
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The tweakui from microsoft, allows you to store a password.
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