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Help with Windows XP pro user accounts

By Rachiesparrow ·
Hello,
I hope someone can help me. I'm trying to enable the Welcome Screen and fast user switching on my pc, and all the instructions tell me I should go to user accounts, and select 'change the way users log on and off'. The main problem is, I don't have this option. My user accounts screen seems very basic, and only offers managing passwords and adding users - I can't seem to find anything on any forums that quite answerws this, and I'm starting to get a bit desperate.

Hope someone can help me.

Rachael

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Check this link

by Jacky Howe In reply to Help with Windows XP pro ...

How To Use the Fast User Switching Feature in Windows XP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/279765

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not an option!

by Rachiesparrow In reply to Check this link

Hi, thanks for your response.
That link is unfortunately no help to me as I don't have the option to select 'change the way users log on and off' in the user account window.

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by Jacky Howe In reply to not an option!

from the link.

Fast User Switching is enabled by default in Windows XP Home Edition and Professional on computers with more than 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM. However, Fast User Switching is not available on Windows XP Professional-based computers that are part of a domain network.

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if it is part of a domain

by .Martin. In reply to Help with Windows XP pro ...

then you can not enable this.

to enable the Welcome Screen and fast user switching you would have to remove the computer from the domain

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Thanks

by Rachiesparrow In reply to if it is part of a domain

Figured out the domain thing - seems it was set up as part of a domain. Fixed it. Bobs your uncle.

Thank you!

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good to know

by .Martin. In reply to Thanks

that you got it working

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Network

by sportguy In reply to Help with Windows XP pro ...

Is your PC part of a network. If so what type of network. Workgroup or server - client. Also go to LAN connection properties and check if Client service for Netware is installed.

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not part of a network

by Rachiesparrow In reply to Network

Hi there,

The computer is not part of a network. I've disabled the LAN connection, but this still does not give me the option to select 'change the way users log on and off' in User Accounts. It just isn't there.

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