Startup windows

  phil.smith 10:40 22 Apr 2007

I recently downloaded some updates from Windows. Previously when I started my computer it went straight to the main desktop. Now I have to click the "Login" button before it will take me to the desktop. How can I change this back so that it goes straight to the desktop please?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 10:43 22 Apr 2007

To stop your system from displaying the Welcome Screen, go to "Start->Run" and type in "control userpasswords2" (but without the quatations). Untick the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" option and click OK

  phil.smith 10:45 22 Apr 2007

Thanks Fruit Bat. Will do!


  phil.smith 10:18 23 Apr 2007

I have done as you suggest Fruit Bat but now when I start up I get a window that says unable to login and I then have to click OK which takes me back to the original Log in screen. Can I re tick the box in control userpasswords2 to take me back to where I started?

  I am Spartacus 10:23 23 Apr 2007

Try TweakUI from click here

Once installed go to Logon, Autologon and put a tick in the 'Log on automatically.....' box.

  phil.smith 10:36 23 Apr 2007

Have tried that but the box is already ticked and I still get Unable to Log on due to password restrictions.

I really would like to get back to automatic login.

  smokingbeagle 10:45 23 Apr 2007

Think this happened to me when I downloaded the .NET updates.
Go into Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Computer Management / Local Users and Groups / Users and delete the .NET accounts.

  Grambo 13:27 23 Apr 2007

had the same problem......and resolved it

click here

  smokingbeagle 13:38 23 Apr 2007

.NET is still installed using my method - if you need it.

Grambo, yours is probably the ideal solutin if you don't need .NET

  phil.smith 14:10 23 Apr 2007

Smokingbeagle thanks but I can't find Local User and Groups in Computer Management.

  phil.smith 15:18 23 Apr 2007

I have found an ASP.NET account in User Groups under Control Panel - should I delete this account?

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