Lost XP Password
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08/07/05: get rid of XP Login
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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
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!
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
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.
(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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