How do I bypass win logon?

By joman2055
Feb 27, 2006
  1. I want to be able to start up my comp and have it go right into my user profile without me having to click it. I only have one so its kind of a pointless process.
    my dell does it and i dont know why
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Go to your control panel, and double click on the users accounts icon.

    Click change the way users log on or off. Make sure the use the welcome screen is ticked. Click apply options.

    Reboot your computer.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. LuminaryJanitor

    LuminaryJanitor TS Rookie

    I had the same problem... IIRC, installing .NET 1.1 creates another "invisible" profile, ASP.NET, and so Windows no longer bypasses the Welcome screen.

    I think the solution was:
    Start -> Run -> control userpasswords2
    Uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password".
    I think you're then asked which user, if any, should be automatically logged on at startup. Type your user name (no drop-down box?) - don't accept the default, "Administrator", even if you are the administrator. This is another "invisible" profile (and in my case, one which had never been used - took me a while to figure out why my desktop had changed and Windows was asking me to take the tour again...).
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