Two very annoying things in XP Home I'd love to dump - how?

By macx ยท 6 replies
Apr 4, 2006
  1. First is that little format box that pops up when copying and pasting
    in Excel - it's always in the way!

    Second is the extra Login screen I got with SP3. Just an extra step
    to manually log in instead of turning on the machine and being able
    to go do a little something while Windows comes up after booting.
  2. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    Erm, to the best of my knowledge, there is no such thing as XP SP3?
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    That's a Microsoft Office "feature", it has nothing to do with Windows.
  4. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 718

    Isn't there a Service Pack 3 out?

    I thought the XP I bought already had SP2 in it,
    and I know I downloaded a later SP a short time
    after I installed XP.

    Maybe it was 2, not sure.

    Whichever, I still would like to get rid of that
    extra step now required to log in to Windows.

    On the formatting box, whether it's Windows or Office,
    it always gets in my way and I want to shut it off
    or get rid of it or whatever I can.
  5. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    To remove the login screen -

    The Welcome screen must be available
    Guest account access must be turned off
    There must be only one user account on the computer
    and that user account must not have a password.

    As for the Excel problem,is there anything relevant in the options ?
  6. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    There are beta SP3, but that's a whole different story....
  7. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    I've just removed all off-topic posts from this thread. Please try to keep at least roughly to the topic at hand.
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