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after re-install - now have to login

#1
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
 

madmatt

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#2
Start
Run
control userpasswords2

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

Sazar

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#4
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
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.
 

kcnychief

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#6
LeeJend said:
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.
So are you running using the built-in Administrator account?
 

madmatt

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#7
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
kcnychief said:
So are you running using the built-in Administrator account?
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?
 
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