Get rid of xp sign in box before startup

  naggis 14:52 20 Mar 2004

I have just installed an xp upgrade which opens a box requiring a sign in before it will start xp. I am the only registered user so there shouldn't be a problem with deciding who is going to use Windows. Can I get rid of this box and allow xp to open automatically as it did before the upgrade?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:12 20 Mar 2004

You can use the following steps to enable automatic logon without editing the registry in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional (not joined to a domain):

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.

3. In the dialog box that appears, clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box, and then click OK.

  naggis 09:48 21 Mar 2004

I tried this but xp "Cannot find userpasswords2".

  VoG II 09:51 21 Mar 2004

The command to type into the Run box is

control userpasswords2

  naggis 09:58 21 Mar 2004

VoG - that seems to have fixed it. Hopefully xp will now load automatically.

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