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Eliminate Windows Sign In?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by lnrngr, Feb 20, 2004.

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  1. lnrngr

    lnrngr Thread Starter

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    Since I am the only one using my computer, can I eliminate the Windows Sign In step? Will this speed up boot up? Are there any risks to eliminating this? How do I do it?
     
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    What operating system are you using?
     
  3. PC_Wiz

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    Windows Sign In step ? Do you mean windows Login Screen?

    HOW TO: Enable Automatic Logon in Windows 2000 Professional
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];234562

    WinXp
    http://www.winbookcorp.com/_technote/WBTA20000896.htm

    To speed up the boot process you can clean up the startup group items folder and in XP clear the prefetch folder..

    1. go to start-> run and type regedit <enter>
    2. Backup your registry
    3. Delete all the entries but default under:
    -HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnceEx

    Right click on start, select "Open all users/programs/Startup => delete everything under startup (make sure to back this up 1st by copyinig the content to a different folder)

    Right click on start, select "Explore all users/programs/Startup => delete everything under startup (make sure to back this up 1st)

    Reboot..
     
  4. lnrngr

    lnrngr Thread Starter

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    Sorry, my mistake. I'm using WinXP Home, and I'm talking about where it says to click on the user name to begin. I guess it is the Login.
     
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  6. lnrngr

    lnrngr Thread Starter

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    Great! The TweakUI download worked. No more need to log on. Many thanks.
     
  7. Lance1

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    Try this control userpasswords2 in the run command. Uncheck the box; Users must enter a user name and password.

    Lance.
     
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