How can I delete ‘Welcome to Windows’ login box?

  pcbobby 14:33 01 Feb 2006

The Operating System is Win 98SE . Pentium 3 650Meghz

I have just acquired and old PC as a reserve backup.
To delete the ‘Welcome to Windows’ login box which, pops up just before Desktop appears when booting up. I have tried the following ways.
The Password facility in Control Panel.
The Network facility in Control Panel.
The *.pwl in Registry.
The sysedit in Windows
TweatUI in Control Panel;

To make matters worse, it also pops-up when my Home Page, Google appears after dial up!

Do any members have any other suggestions for removing this annoyance?

  bigray 14:45 01 Feb 2006

do you mean the login window
If you are the only person using the computer and want to have it automatically log you on,

Start / Run / "control userpasswords2" - no quotes
Uncheck User must enter a user name and password to use this computer
hope this helps

  pcbobby 14:56 01 Feb 2006

I shall have a go at that!

  pcbobby 15:07 01 Feb 2006

I typed in yuor suggestion, but the dialog box vanished when I clicked OK.
Tried it several time, same result.

  pcbobby 15:56 01 Feb 2006

Is it possible to use Registry Editor to remove this pest?

  Skyver 16:08 01 Feb 2006

Are you going to be networking the PC or just accessing the 'net? If you're only accessing the 'net, go into Control Panel/Network settings (failing memory, might be slightly different), remove all but TCP/IP (ie.delete Client For Microsoft Networks/MS Family Logon and File & Printer Sharing). Reboot and see if it helps.
If you're networking it, remove the same items, reboot, the log-on should go away after the first time if you just type in a name and press Return in the password field - TweakUI will work properly (auto-logon) if it refuses to disappear.

  pcbobby 16:17 01 Feb 2006

Hi Skyver.
Just accessing the 'net.

PS. I am not sure what I did, but I have been able to stop the logon box appearing when I accessed the net.

I shall now try your suggestion to rid it from appearing when Windows is loading.

  pcbobby 17:07 01 Feb 2006


I deleted several of the items that you mentioned.
Although I did not touch TCP/IP, they vanished as I was removing othem items.

When I tried to access the net, I could hear the dialing tone - but message appeared to say that could not contact the server. I tried for or five times.
I am using my 'new' PC to send this.
I obviously have removed somthing that was needful!

  VoG II 17:10 01 Feb 2006
  Skyver 17:11 01 Feb 2006

Go back to Control Panel/Network, click Add, click Protocol, select TCP/IP, click OK, reboot, it should reinstate your net connection.

  pcbobby 17:22 01 Feb 2006

Skyver.Thanks for you patience.

Will come back.ASAP.

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