Starting Up WinXP (Welcome Screen)



Ben
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
I am running WinXP on a home PC.

How can I skip a step at start up? A screen comes up and you have to click
on a name (has a picture next to it) to complete the log on process, it's
the screen where you choose which user you want to log on as. I don't have
any other users on my home PC so I want it to go straight through this
process. It just started going to this screen recently, never used to have
to worry about it.

Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!

OK
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
"Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:zvbte.22677$F7.12494@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>I am running WinXP on a home PC.
>
> How can I skip a step at start up? A screen comes up and you have to
> click
> on a name (has a picture next to it) to complete the log on process,
> it's
> the screen where you choose which user you want to log on as. I don't
> have
> any other users on my home PC so I want it to go straight through this
> process. It just started going to this screen recently, never used to
> have
> to worry about it.
>
> Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!
>
>


How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315231

--
William

Ben
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Thanks for the reply!

Isn't there another way of doing this. I'm not too keen on changing the reg
as I am not confident that if anything goes wrong I'll be able to reverse
the changes in regedit.



"OK" <OK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
> news:zvbte.22677$F7.12494@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> >I am running WinXP on a home PC.
> >
> > How can I skip a step at start up? A screen comes up and you have to
> > click
> > on a name (has a picture next to it) to complete the log on process,
> > it's
> > the screen where you choose which user you want to log on as. I don't
> > have
> > any other users on my home PC so I want it to go straight through this
> > process. It just started going to this screen recently, never used to
> > have
> > to worry about it.
> >
> > Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!
> >
> >
>
>
> How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315231
>
> --
> William
>
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Hi Ben,

Click start/run, type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and
click ok. In the user list, click on the user that you want to be the
default. Uncheck the box requiring a username and password, click apply/ok
and follow the prompts to set up a default logon.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
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> Thanks for the reply!
>
> Isn't there another way of doing this. I'm not too keen on changing the
> reg
> as I am not confident that if anything goes wrong I'll be able to reverse
> the changes in regedit.
>
>
>
> "OK" <OK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23u59PrLdFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> "Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
>> news:zvbte.22677$F7.12494@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>> >I am running WinXP on a home PC.
>> >
>> > How can I skip a step at start up? A screen comes up and you have to
>> > click
>> > on a name (has a picture next to it) to complete the log on process,
>> > it's
>> > the screen where you choose which user you want to log on as. I don't
>> > have
>> > any other users on my home PC so I want it to go straight through this
>> > process. It just started going to this screen recently, never used to
>> > have
>> > to worry about it.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>> How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315231
>>
>> --
>> William
>>
>>
>>
>
>

WTC
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
"Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
news:Kodte.22838$F7.3812@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> "OK" <OK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23u59PrLdFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> "Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
>> news:zvbte.22677$F7.12494@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
>> >I am running WinXP on a home PC.
>> >
>> > How can I skip a step at start up? A screen comes up and you have
>> > to
>> > click
>> > on a name (has a picture next to it) to complete the log on
>> > process,
>> > it's
>> > the screen where you choose which user you want to log on as. I
>> > don't
>> > have
>> > any other users on my home PC so I want it to go straight through
>> > this
>> > process. It just started going to this screen recently, never used
>> > to
>> > have
>> > to worry about it.
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>> How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
>> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315231
>>
> Thanks for the reply!
>
> Isn't there another way of doing this. I'm not too keen on changing
> the reg
> as I am not confident that if anything goes wrong I'll be able to
> reverse
> the changes in regedit.


If you read the whole KB article, you would have notice the "control
userpasswords2" method. This does not involve you editing any registry
entry.

--
William

Ben
07-10-2005, 01:28 AM
Thanks again OK, Rick and WTC!


"WTC" <bcrawfordjr(remove)@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
> news:Kodte.22838$F7.3812@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> > "OK" <OK@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> > news:%23u59PrLdFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> "Ben" <bswong@bigpond.net.au> wrote in message
> >> news:zvbte.22677$F7.12494@news-server.bigpond.net.au...
> >> >I am running WinXP on a home PC.
> >> >
> >> > How can I skip a step at start up? A screen comes up and you have
> >> > to
> >> > click
> >> > on a name (has a picture next to it) to complete the log on
> >> > process,
> >> > it's
> >> > the screen where you choose which user you want to log on as. I
> >> > don't
> >> > have
> >> > any other users on my home PC so I want it to go straight through
> >> > this
> >> > process. It just started going to this screen recently, never used
> >> > to
> >> > have
> >> > to worry about it.
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance, any help will be appreciated!
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >> How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315231
> >>
> > Thanks for the reply!
> >
> > Isn't there another way of doing this. I'm not too keen on changing
> > the reg
> > as I am not confident that if anything goes wrong I'll be able to
> > reverse
> > the changes in regedit.
>
>
> If you read the whole KB article, you would have notice the "control
> userpasswords2" method. This does not involve you editing any registry
> entry.
>
> --
> William
>
>
>


Starting Up WinXP (Welcome Screen)