Logon Screen


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RN1

I have been using WinXP Pro since a long time. Earlier whenever I used
to start WinXP, after the WinXP logo (with the black blackground), the
next screen used to be a complete blue screen (not the STOP error dark
blue screen) with the text "WELCOME RON" with a password field. This
screen is embedded within the background blue screen. In this screen,
if the CAPS LOCK button is pressed on the keyboard, then it also
displays a balloon tip saying that the CAPS LOCK button is on.

Today I enabled Simple File Sharing in WinXP Since then I have noted
that when I start WinXP, after the WinXP logo, the UI for entering the
password is no longer the same as what it used to be earlier (as
stated above). Rather it resembles the Win2K logon screen where there
is a discrete dialog (somewhat light brown in color) for entering the
username & password with the blue screen in the background.

How do I make WinXP Pro revert back to the conventional WinXP logon
screen (as what it used to be earlier)?

Of course, the current logon screen doesn't make any difference in the
way WinXP functions; it's just a matter of aesthetics......

Thanks,

Ron
 
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Malke

RN1 said:
I have been using WinXP Pro since a long time. Earlier whenever I used
to start WinXP, after the WinXP logo (with the black blackground), the
next screen used to be a complete blue screen (not the STOP error dark
blue screen) with the text "WELCOME RON" with a password field. This
screen is embedded within the background blue screen. In this screen,
if the CAPS LOCK button is pressed on the keyboard, then it also
displays a balloon tip saying that the CAPS LOCK button is on.

Today I enabled Simple File Sharing in WinXP Since then I have noted
that when I start WinXP, after the WinXP logo, the UI for entering the
password is no longer the same as what it used to be earlier (as
stated above). Rather it resembles the Win2K logon screen where there
is a discrete dialog (somewhat light brown in color) for entering the
username & password with the blue screen in the background.

How do I make WinXP Pro revert back to the conventional WinXP logon
screen (as what it used to be earlier)?

Of course, the current logon screen doesn't make any difference in the
way WinXP functions; it's just a matter of aesthetics......

Control Panel>User Accounts - Change the way users log on (enable the
Welcome Screen).


Malke
 
R

RN1

Control Panel>User Accounts - Change the way users log on (enable the
Welcome Screen).

Malke
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Thanks Malke for the solution. It resolved the issue but another
trivial issue please.

My PC has only a single user. Earlier when WinXP reached the logon
screen, there being only one user, it used to automatically show the
textbox for entering the password but now the password textbox doesn't
get displayed automatically though no new users have been added. I
have to click the user after which only the password textbox gets
displayed.

How do I make WinXP display the password textbox automatically at the
logon screen?

Thanks once again,

Ron
 
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Malke

RN1 said:
Thanks Malke for the solution. It resolved the issue but another
trivial issue please.

My PC has only a single user. Earlier when WinXP reached the logon
screen, there being only one user, it used to automatically show the
textbox for entering the password but now the password textbox doesn't
get displayed automatically though no new users have been added. I
have to click the user after which only the password textbox gets
displayed.

How do I make WinXP display the password textbox automatically at the
logon screen?

I never really paid too much attention to the Welcome Screen behavior
since on my own machines I use the classic logon box and on clients'
machines I'm just concerned about getting in and getting to work. So I'm
sorry but I don't know the answer to that question.


Malke
 

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