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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 24giovanni, Jul 16, 2006.

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  1. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    Hi, whenever I bootup or away from my computer I have the option to click on admin to get to my desktop on XP. What can I do to prevent this from coming up please?

    TIA
     
  2. bbearren

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    If you are a single user and don't want to click an icon or log on when you boot, go to Control Panel/User Accounts/Change the way users log on or off, and uncheck the "Use the Welcome screen". This is probably the least secure way to run XP.
     
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  4. Squashman

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    Do you want the computer to AutoLogin?
     
  5. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    if it avoids that step and is safe then yes please.
     
  6. Squashman

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    Well I don't find a un-password protected machine particularily safe. But more power to you.

    1. Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.
    2. Uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" check box.
    3. Click Apply.
    4. Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.
    5. Click OK again and you're all done.
     
  7. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    where is that option????
     
  8. Squashman

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    You didn't follow the instructions. Try again. I revised the instructions. do Step one.
     
  9. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    windows can't find userpasswords2

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  10. Squashman

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    Not sure how to rephrase the first step.

    1. Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.
    2. Uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" check box.
    3. Click Apply.
    4. Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.
    5. Click OK again and you're all done.

     
  11. Squashman

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    You know you really shouldn't be using the Administrator user to AutoLogin to a machine. You should have a normal user account as well and a backup account that is in the administrators group.
     
  12. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    is there a way for me to start up an account as myself which my machine will boot to my account and not admin? If so, how please.
     
  13. 24giovanni

    24giovanni Banned Thread Starter

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    Squash..I took your advice and created a user account for myself and a backup one...tks for the advice on that. Now is it possible for machine to bootup as my account without having to login and type a password please?
     
  14. Squashman

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    Create another account and set it to Autologin.
     
  15. Squashman

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    Follow my instructions in my original posts.
     
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