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Originally the "Tech Support Pits" were reports of the funniest tech support incidents, but over the years the column gradually shifted to answering tech support questions put forward by the readers of the Dear Webby Humor Letter.

This collection of computer and web advice was started partly because readers demanded an archive, and partly because some questions were asked again and again. Each page has a different day's Tech Support Pits column.

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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
08/07/05: get rid of XP Login

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From Ruth=== Dear Webby Just wondering if you can help me with a mild problem? My Dad's XP machine starts with a page that he needs to click on his name to start the computer..... Is there any way to remove this page so that it's not neccessary to click on the name just have the computer open directly to the desktop? We have removed this on other machines, but have forgotten how it was done since we haven't had to do this in a long time. Thanks for your help! I have instructions on how to remove from windows 98 but can not find a network neighborhood on the XP machine! Ruth Dear Ruth If you have more than one user, Windows does that. Here is the solution: Windows XP - solution 1: 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. Windows XP - solution 2: 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. Have FUN! Dear Webby
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