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XP Pro clean install for single user

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Guyzer, Jul 3, 2004.

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  1. Guyzer

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    Is there a way to do a clean install of XP Pro without creating multi users such as Administrator and Guest, or in the alternative, delete both accounts. I am the only user of my PC and would like the boot-up process to skip all the log-on garbage and go straight to my desktop. I know I can disable the Guest account ( which I have done ) but that still forces me to do the password thing by choosing OK even though I didn't select a password when I did the install.

    It seems to me that the 2 acct's were created after I did the install and I went to Microsoft's site to do the updates but without starting from scratch I'm not 100% sure.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. ratchet

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    Welcome to TSG.

    You Can go to Control Panel/ User Accounts and remove unwanted accounts.

    Then Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Settings/Minimum Password Length/Reduce it to 0.

    Then Control Panel/User Account/Your Account/Remove Password
     
  3. rude

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    Go to Control Panel/ User Accounts , Under Pick a task,select Change the way users log on or off.Put a check in Use the Welcome screen,there you go...no more login prompt.
     
  4. Guyzer

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    Thanks for trying folks but nothing worked. Matter of fact it made it worse.
    You know it's just a little issue but it was driving me to distraction so I did another clean install and the issue was gone. Then I did the Windows Update thing and low and behold the multiple users were back with the guest disabled. When I rebooted my machine after all the updates were done it now does what I wanted. It boots straight to my desktop without going to any log on screen. The thing that confuses me is HOW cuz I never changed a thing !
     
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