Windows 2000 startup and login questions

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Rick Stirling, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Morning all, I have a few questions.

    I'm building a mini arcade cabinet, basically just a 2 player control box with a PC inside it. It it running Windows 2000.

    I will not normally have a keyboard or mouse attached, but will have extension cables there for when I need to have a keyboard/mouse.

    Therefore I dont want to have to type CTRL-ALT-DEL to get a login box, or type a login or password as I wont have a keyboard:) So - how do I remove that login box? I just want W2K to boot into the desktop.

    And then I want it to boot into Mame32 immediately - I don't *think* this will be a problem, I'll just drag a shortcut into the startup folder.

    For when I do need to use the OS, I'll just plug in a key/mouse and close the MAME32 application when it starts up.

    Ta!
     
  2. Enyo

    Enyo Moderator

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    Enable auto logon

    1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and double-click 'Users and Passwords'.

    2. On the Users tab select the name of the user you want to log on automatically, un-tick 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' and click OK. (Note you can't select a user if that option is un-ticked.)

    3. When the prompt appears enter the password for the user you selected in step 3 and click OK.

    See http://support.microsoft.com/?id=kb;en-us;Q234562
     
  3. Thank you! I was able to do it last night, and it worked a treat.