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Welcome screen not appearing when selected

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Couchie, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. Couchie

    Couchie Thread Starter

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    The welcome screen refuses to show, even though i've selected "use the welcome screen" under user accounts. Instead I get the classic logon screen. Interesting to note, is that when "use the welcome screen" is selected, there is a black background to the logon, but when it's not selected (when classic mode is actually supposed to show), I get the logon with the default blue background. I've tried going into regedit and activated it manually, (used a 1 value), but I still get the classic logon screen. What's wrong?
     
  2. bicycle bill

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    Maybe you can unhide the welcome screen.

    Welcome Screen - Hide

    This setting hides the welcome screen that is normally displayed each time the user logs on to Windows XP Professional. Go to Start/Run/Regedit and navigate to:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer.

    Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called 'NoWelcomeScreen' and edit the value according to the settings (0 = default, 1 = hide). Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

    Note: Users can still display the welcome screen by selecting it on the Start menu or by typing "Welcome" in the
    Run dialog box.
     
  3. Couchie

    Couchie Thread Starter

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    I followed your instructions and created the 'NoWelcomeScreen' regsitry, but it did not have any effect. I am using Home Edition. When I type "Welcome" in the Run dialog box, I get the standard error message that no such file name exists.
     
  4. Joanyoung

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  5. Couchie

    Couchie Thread Starter

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    I already tried that before, unfortunately it didn't have any effect. :(
     
  6. buf

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    Thanks JoanYoung for your reply to someone else re: log on screen. Your answer solved my problem; a problem that appeared from "nowhere".
    Just thought you'd like to know:D
     
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