XP boot with no ident/psw

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conn2

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I recently installed Win XP pro on my Desktop.

When Win XP boots, I get the (balck) screen (with Microsoft logo) then (blue colored) screen of Welcome XP by Microsoft. and then my XP is ready for use.
But never, Win XP ask me login parameters (such as Ident/psw)..
Besides, everything seem work fine and I have no problem ..

Do I miss one step in the Win XP installation process ?

Thanks for advices
 

Lonman

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Only one account and no password? It's cool, unless you want the logon screen?
 
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conn2

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Yes, cool but amazing...

I am OK it's cool but amazing thought..
I don't understand how XP could allow this.
I always think that XP, as Win NT or W2K, is obliged to ask for login/psw to manage the multi-user context and their access rights.
In my case, I log in Win XP as an adminsitrator (ie with all the rights) but withougt never giving my ident.
How Win XP can make the difference between an administrator with all the rights and an user with restricted right ?

Some explanations about this ?
 

Lonman

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Well, without the accounts set up to manage AND having no password, it's logical that it will boot right up. Create another account or set a password and you'll have it next boot-up.
 

jw50

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If you look you will probably find that you have two accounts, an Administrator account and your user account. If XP is set up with a single user account it can automatically log on at startup. If you would prefer that it always go to the login screen just create a Guest account.
 

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