after re-install - now have to login

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by greggustin, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    hmmm
    before WinXP went all the way to full login
    now I have to click USER
    how can I remedy this?
    install made me enter at least one username
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Start
    Run
    control userpasswords2

    Highlight your username and check the box. It will ask for your password. Input the password.
     
  3. greggustin

    greggustin OSNN Addict

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    even if user has no password?
    if it does not have a pwd
    should I give it one - then follow your instructions?
    thanks
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    No, you don't have to.

    Just set it so it doesn't ask you to login everytime.

    Even if you don't put a pass, winxp asks for login (with pro, not sure bout the others) at startup once you put sp2 or whatever on your rig.

    If you have no password, leave it blank I guess.
     
  5. LeeJend

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    You can also avoid the login screen by only having one account on the computer which is waht I do.

    You need to turn off the guest account (it is a second account). It probably was turned on by default during the reinstall.
     
  6. kcnychief

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    So are you running using the built-in Administrator account?
     
  7. madmatt

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    If your password is blank then that's what your password is.

    So yes, follow those instructions and leave the password blank.

    It's that easy.
     
  8. LeeJend

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    Umm, damned if I know. It's been 15 months since I set this up. The only 2 accounts I have showing are guest (disabled) and mine as administrator.

    Yes, it's a legit copy of XP Pro w/SP2 and all updates are installed. And to the best of my drug damaged memory I never hacked it in anyway to get rid of other accounts.

    My other XP Pro machine is the same except Guest was turned On (I just diabled it). Neither has a login screen at startup.

    Why? Is that doing something stupid?
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2006