no log off option

By dangermouse_1
Mar 31, 2007
  1. hi i recently installed windows xp pro but in my start menu there is no option to log off (its usually beside turn off computer)
    plus when i start the pc it just logs me straight into windows without clicking a user
  2. dangermouse_1

    dangermouse_1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    found a fix for the log out thingy but still just automatticly loads windows without clicking on a user name
  3. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    could u give the answer to log on without clicking a user?
  4. dangermouse_1

    dangermouse_1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    to cancel auto login
    Click Start, Run and type rundll32 netplwiz.dll,ClearAutoLogon
  5. dangermouse_1

    dangermouse_1 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    to set up auto login
    Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2
    Uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" check box
    Click Apply.
    Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.
    lick OK again and you're all done.
  6. Xorior

    Xorior TS Rookie Posts: 19

    By default, on a fresh install, if Windows XP only sees 1 user account and it doesn't have a password, it will automatically log onto that account at startup.

    Since i have the only account my my machine, I use this as a personal reminder to go create a password, because Windows will not automatically log in to an account if a password is set (unless configured to do so)
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