How do I eliminate having to choose user at logon?



geezer
07-10-2005, 12:13 AM
I have WXP Pro and I am the only user. Installation left me with two
users - myname and administrator - both with administrator privileges
and NO passwords.

Now when I boot up it brings me up as administrator with a single
desktop icon. If I log off and log back in as myname (by actually
typing 'myname'). I get back my normal desktop with all its icons.

I want to boot up to 'myname' automatically without intervention.

How?

Thanks

Black Baptist
07-10-2005, 12:13 AM
geezer rambled on in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:

> I have WXP Pro and I am the only user. Installation left me with two
> users - myname and administrator - both with administrator privileges
> and NO passwords.
>
> Now when I boot up it brings me up as administrator with a single
> desktop icon. If I log off and log back in as myname (by actually
> typing 'myname'). I get back my normal desktop with all its icons.
>
> I want to boot up to 'myname' automatically without intervention.
>
> How?
>
> Thanks
>

Assign a password to administrator

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 12:13 AM
1) Click Start, Run and enter CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2

2) Highlight the user you want automatically logged on

3) Uncheck Users must enter a username...............

4) Click Apply.

5) In the next dialog enter the password for the account you chose in step 2 (if any).

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"geezer" <wee@willy.com> wrote in message news:8rn391pclo5lpi95s4hhto38ff9e1va8s3@4ax.com...
>I have WXP Pro and I am the only user. Installation left me with two
> users - myname and administrator - both with administrator privileges
> and NO passwords.
>
> Now when I boot up it brings me up as administrator with a single
> desktop icon. If I log off and log back in as myname (by actually
> typing 'myname'). I get back my normal desktop with all its icons.
>
> I want to boot up to 'myname' automatically without intervention.
>
> How?
>
> Thanks

Black Baptist
07-10-2005, 12:14 AM
geezer rambled on in microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize:

> I have WXP Pro and I am the only user. Installation left me with two
> users - myname and administrator - both with administrator privileges
> and NO passwords.
>
> Now when I boot up it brings me up as administrator with a single
> desktop icon. If I log off and log back in as myname (by actually
> typing 'myname'). I get back my normal desktop with all its icons.
>
> I want to boot up to 'myname' automatically without intervention.
>
> How?
>
> Thanks
>

Give the admin account a password and leave your account password blank


How do I eliminate having to choose user at logon?