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Win XP Log on screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by LJ75, Oct 11, 2008.

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  1. LJ75

    LJ75 Thread Starter

    Feb 5, 2008
    Hi I just took an old work computer off a domain to use at home and it still comes up with the log on screen to enter your user name and password. But I want to use the icons that have your user name and you click on. How do you change this. Thanks for any help.
  2. TheOutcaste


    Aug 7, 2007
    You'll need to change the Domain box so it displays the Computer name, then log in with a valid local account -- Administrator if nothing else.

    Then you need to change the PC from being in a Domain to being in a Workgroup:
    Right click My Computer then click Properties
    Click Computer Name tab
    Click the Change button at the bottom, and tick the Workgroup box, giving it an appropriate Workgroup name.
    Reboot and log back onto the system.
    Goto Control Panel | User Accounts
    Click Change the way users log on or off
    Check the box for Use the Welcome screen, and Use Fast User Switching (if desired)
    Click Apply Options

    Create any new user accounts (it's recommended you don't use the built in Administrator account for day to day use) and you should be all set.

    You may want to delete the old Domain profiles to free up some disk space. Right click My Computer then click Properties
    Click Advanced tab
    Click Settings button under User Profiles
    This will show the profiles and their size
    Highlight any Domain profiles and click the Delete button
    Obviously, save any documents/data from those profiles before deleting.


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