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enable winxp automatic login

By mturbo23 · 12 replies
Dec 3, 2002
  1. I am currently running winXP home edition on my computer and cannot enable automatic login at startup.

    I have tried editing the registry as advised but this doesnt work!

    I need automatic login

    Please can you tell me how to remove it as it is really annoying!!!!
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    try downloading tweakui from the microsoft web site.


    It might say that it only works for Windows NT4, 98, 2000, etc but it works for XP as well.

    Extract the files, right click the .inf file and select install.

    then go to control panel and open tweakUI.

    under the "logon" tab, you can select a username and a password to use for an automatic login.
  3. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I use TweakUI and have autologin, and it works with no problem
  5. mturbo23

    mturbo23 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 30

    cheers the tweak worked
  6. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Yeah I know that there is a TweakUI especially for Windows XP, it comes with the Windows XP powertoys.

    But this version works just fine and I generally prefer it. I've had no problems with this version under XP and I've not heard of anyone who has. Apologies if you know something I don't.
  7. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    Well, MS and most things I've read warns not to use the older version with XP due to un-named conflicts and problems. That is why I always point people with XP to the version for XP.

    No one has pointed out any specific problems that I'm aware of. I just don't like using something that is not recommended when there is another version made for the particular version.
  8. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 664

  9. Shalft

    Shalft TS Rookie

    Geez you guys are so stupid, why tweak for when you can just do the following?

    Click start> run, enter “ control userpasswords2 “. Click your user account, untick the box Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer. Click apply, this will open a box giving you the option to log on automatically.Type in your password. Click Ok when you’re done, the change will take effect next time you log on.
  10. filthy_mcnasty

    filthy_mcnasty TS Rookie Posts: 78

    hey let's insult people for a 9 month old thread!

    they never said there weren't other ways, that was what was suggested. chill out.
  11. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 993

    Chill out mate, don't criticize people, critize ideas.
  12. pstage

    pstage TS Rookie

    Originally posted by Shalft
    Geez you guys are so stupid, why tweak for when you can just do the following...

    This method does not work if you are part of a domain. In which case you would need to use TweakUI. So, I am officially criticising your "idea". Just remember, no matter how slick you think you are, there is always someone else that knows more.
  13. Scol

    Scol TS Rookie Posts: 88

    ROFL, another thread that wont die... :p
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