Eliminate the Login Screen


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Annie

I'm running WinXPHome on my desktop and on my laptop. I'm the only one
using the 'puters (one user account as Administrator) I have all the
updates. There is a login screen on the desktop 'puter but the laptop
doesn't have one. It boots straight in.to the desktop where the Start
Menu/Taskbar are. I don't use the password, only hitting enter.

I don't want the login screen to appear at all?
How do I eliminate the login screen?

TIA
Annie
 
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Malke

Annie said:
I'm running WinXPHome on my desktop and on my laptop. I'm the only one
using the 'puters (one user account as Administrator) I have all the
updates. There is a login screen on the desktop 'puter but the laptop
doesn't have one. It boots straight in.to the desktop where the Start
Menu/Taskbar are. I don't use the password, only hitting enter.

I don't want the login screen to appear at all?
How do I eliminate the login screen?

Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm


Malke
 
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Rock

Annie said:
I'm running WinXPHome on my desktop and on my laptop. I'm the only one
using the 'puters (one user account as Administrator) I have all the
updates. There is a login screen on the desktop 'puter but the laptop
doesn't have one. It boots straight in.to the desktop where the Start
Menu/Taskbar are. I don't use the password, only hitting enter.

I don't want the login screen to appear at all?
How do I eliminate the login screen?

Do you mean you are using the built in Administrator account for daily
activities? If so that's not a good idea. If something corrupts that
account you have no way to login to the computer. The recommended practice
is to create at least one other account with admin privileges and use that
one either for normal access or for admin functions, and if you want create
a limited user account for normal activities. You can copy the
data/settings from the built in Administrator account to the new account.
Then put a strong password on the Administrator account and set it aside to
be used if something damages the normal admin level account.

Note, if the only admin level account on the system at this time is the
built in Administrator account, then when a new admin level account is
created, the Administrator account will no longer appear on the welcome
screen. In XP Home, to access it, boot into safe mode and Administrator
will appear on the Welcome Screen.

To boot into safe mode restart the computer, as the BIOS splash screen
disappears repeatedly tap the F8 key until the Advanced Options menu
appears. Highlight safe mode and press enter.

HOW TO Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=279783

How to Copy a User Profile
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/win_xp_logon.htm
 

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