XP start up screens

  realist 20:23 13 Nov 2008

Just made a new installation of XP Home and find screens coming up before desktop with user and owner stuff on them.

Is there a way to just go back to having welcome screen then desktop as I am only user?


  MAT ALAN 20:27 13 Nov 2008

* Click Start, Run, and enter control userpasswords2 .
* Clear the check box captioned Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
* Click OK.
* Enter the user name and password for the account you want to log in to at start-up.

  realist 21:14 13 Nov 2008

Please excuse ignorance but:
Is it OK to delete the other two "users" on that list just leaving "My Name"?
Then, I give myself a password which then won't be called for by Windows at logon and that annoying screen won't appear?

  MAT ALAN 21:16 13 Nov 2008

Is it OK to delete the other two "users"

If your the only one YES.

and YES.

  realist 13:09 14 Nov 2008


When I try the above I now get a message saying I can't be logged on which is even more annoying!

How can I totally avoid all this logging on nonsense as before?

I am the sole user.

  lotvic 13:28 14 Nov 2008

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts and click on the Account ICON that you want to change.

Turn the 'Guest' Account Off if it is not going to be used

Why have you got a password on your account if you are the only user and want XP to open at your desktop without you entering anything?

  realist 13:40 14 Nov 2008

I'm not aware that I had one previously, but I entered one as I thought I had to.
I think I'm going to have to put up with the annoying screen as the lesser evil for fear of not being able to get into my pc.

  wis 14:17 14 Nov 2008

go user acounts, turn guest off
any other admin delete
only yours left, remove password
re start it will now go straight in, no sign in

  realist 18:59 14 Nov 2008

Many thanks to all, now sorted.

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