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Thread: Logging on at boot up

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    Bronze Member Morania's Avatar
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    Jan 2005

    Logging on at boot up

    My neighbor boots his laptop and the log-on window comes up now. You know the one with the choice of profiles? He said it never used to. I'm embarrassed to tell him that I don't know how to tell XP to open in a default profile each time. How do I do that?

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    Triple Platinum Member Curio's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    There are ways and ways. I usually do it using regedit.
    Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\Winlogon"
    add these values if they don't exist
    all are string values.

    This is a more graphical way

    1. Select Run from the Start menu.
    2. Enter

    control userpasswords2

    and click OK.
    3. Select the Users tab.
    4. Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."
    5. Click OK.
    6. When the system prompts you, enter a username and password for users who automatically log on, and click OK.
    Last edited by Curio; May 2nd, 2005 at 17:48 PM.
    I'm using Windows 7 - you got a problem with that?

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