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How do I turn off user account option

By wee1man
Mar 28, 2008
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  1. just a question , how do i turn off the user account so when i start windows it goes to welcome screen without clicking ( user account) and runs straight through to the desktop?
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    For Vista:

    - run netplwiz

    - uncheck "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer"

    - if there are more than one user, you'll be prompted which account will be used.

    For XP:

    How to turn on automatic logon in Windows XP
  3. wee1man

    wee1man TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    hi

    its windows xp home, i want to turn off the user account so when i turn my computer on i dont have to click on a user name at the welcome screen. theres only one user account, i want to disable it
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    You can also use turn on automatic logon without editing the registry in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition and in Microsoft Windows XP Professional on a computer that is not joined to a domain. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.

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

    3. Clear the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box, and then click Apply.

    4. In the Automatically Log On window, type the password in the Password box, and then retype the password in the Confirm Password box.

    5. Click OK to close the Automatically Log On window, and then click OK to close the User Accounts window.
  5. wee1man

    wee1man TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 60

    hah

    cheers dude thanks for that excellent , laterz
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