WinXP User a/c - elimination

  djsew 18:33 30 Oct 2009
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My WinXP-SP3 PC used to boot thru to the desktop satisfactorily. A few weeks ago when installing a new application I incorrectly selected a step in the installation procedure that gave choice 'access for one or all users'. The defalt was for 'one' (me), which I OK'd and consequently I now have to 'sign-in' on boot-up and wait for my personal prefs to load etc. I am the only user.
How do I revert to the old situation?
Have tried 'Restore' but without luck.

  Technotiger 18:50 30 Oct 2009

Re-start in Safe Mode, then go to User Accounts in Control Panel - you

  Technotiger 18:51 30 Oct 2009

Ooops - sorry clicked by accident, please ignore that 'post' ............

  Eric10 19:43 30 Oct 2009

Start, Run and type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes and click OK.
Remove the tick from "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" then click OK.
Type in your user name and leave the password fields blank. The PC will then boot straight into your account.

  birdface 19:52 30 Oct 2009

It used to be done in user Accounts.
I am no longer on Xp but i am sure someone will be able to explain it to you.

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