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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tobyspitz, Feb 4, 2007.

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  1. Tobyspitz

    Tobyspitz Thread Starter

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    I am running Windows XP SP2 and I wish to password protect my computer.
    When I go to control panel and select user accounts then change the way to log on and off my system will go straight to my desktop when I switch on and the same when I restart the OS.
    I cannot get the welcome screen with my name and password box.
    Can anyone shed any light on why my system is doing this.

    Toby

    PS I have reinstalled XP and I still get the same problem.
     
  2. EAFiedler

    EAFiedler Moderator

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    Hi Tobyspitz

    Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

    Start > Run
    Key in: control userpasswords2

    Place a check mark in: Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
    Apply, OK to save and close.

    Reboot to test.

    Let us know if that works for you or not.
     
  3. Tobyspitz

    Tobyspitz Thread Starter

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    Hi EAFieldler,

    Brilliant, your suggestion worked for me, all systems are now back to normal. Many thanks

    Best Regards,

    TobySpitz
     
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