Remove logon at startup

By scistone ·
I recently was given a laptop that was used to logon to a server. I want to remove the logon prompt since it won't be used with a server any more. How can I remove the logon prompt?

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by Parsifal09 In reply to Remove logon at startup

that this was a domain joined machine, you will need a logon for the machine that has admin rights. Then you will need to make sure you have a local admin profile setup. Once you have that, feel free to break it's domain membership. Frankly, I would just wipe and reinstall as there may have been other policies applied to the machine depending on how competent your IT department was.

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by shasca In reply to Remove logon at startup

If it is XP just turn on fast user switching. Sometimes you have to disable the other admin accounts to get it to go straight to the desktop.

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by Parsifal09 In reply to simple

a pro version of Windows, simply enabling fast user switching will not magically kill kerberos.. There will still be a prompt.

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Unjoin PC from the Domain

by pnoykalbo In reply to Remove logon at startup

First, unjoin the PC from the domain then
tweak your registry:

1. Start/Run/Regedit, and then locate the following registry subkey:
2. Using your account name and password, double-click the DefaultUserName entry, type your user name, and then click
3. Double-click the DefaultPassword entry, type your password, and then click OK.

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by computechdan In reply to Unjoin PC from the Domain

entry may not exist...
complete instructions for this tweak here:

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Remove Logon Screen

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Remove logon at startup

To remove this prompt, follow the following directions:

Windows XP:
Select Run from the Start Menu, type control userpasswords2, and click Ok.
Turn off the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok.

If you have one user account and no password configured, Windows XP will log you in automatically. Otherwise, you'll have to do the following:

Obtain and install the Windows XP version of TweakUI.
Open TweakUI (it's in Start -> Programs -> Powertoys for Windows XP).
Expand the Logon branch, and click Autologon.
Turn on the Log on automatically at system startup option, type your username and password, and click Ok.

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