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Windows start up

By jdpowers41 ·
how does a person get around the Windows blue start up welcome page? I dont want to have to click on a square or click ok rather than sign in...i want to be able to turn my computer on and be able to walk away for a few minutes and when i return it is loaded and ready to go. I know this can be done...does anyone know how to do this? I would really appreciate some help with this. Thanks.

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Try this ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Windows start up

Since you didn't say, I'm assuming you are running Windows XP.

Open your Control Panel and click on User Accounts. Click on 'Change the way users log on or off'.

Untick the box at 'Use the Welcome Screen'. Click 'Apply Options'. Done.

This will result in you being taken straight to the Desktop BUT only if your user account is the only one and it doesn't have a password. Otherwise you'll be presented with a little box in the centre of the screen from where you enter the user name and the password (if any password exists).

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try this as well

by brian In reply to Try this ...

i have noticed in the past that what old mycroft said will usually work, but also when i had a lot of customers try that and it didn't work, it turned out to be .net framework 2.0 causing the issue, i removed it and the welcome screen ran right into windows as long as there was just one user account and no passwords. *note - some programs require .net framework 2.0 so make sure that you do not have any professional office applications installed like quickbooks or something b/c it probably won't work right when .net framework 2.0 is removed.

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re: Automatic Logon for Win XP

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Windows start up

The instructions in the article below are from Microsoft.

Please note, automatic logon is not a very secure way to operate any computer. Anybody who can turn on the computer will have access to your data, including anybody who steals your computer.

Also note, this procedure requires editing the registry. If you don't know what you're doing, don't even try it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231

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Thank you

by brian In reply to re: Automatic Logon for W ...

Thank you very much for this link, I was wondering if Microsoft had anything about this. I agree, if you don't know what you are doing the the registry, do not attempt it.

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