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    When I boot into Windows 7 I am greeted by my userpic which I have to click to continue to boot to the Desktop. I am not using a password so I'm curious why I have to go through this little irritation. I've briefly looked at the User options in the Control Panel and I don't see anything that would eliminate this step.

    1. Is it possible to eliminate this step so on bootup it goes directly to the Desktop? (Auto logon?)

    2. If so, how is it done?
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    How many accounts (icons) are displayed in the log in screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansV View Post
    Yes, that did the trick. I had read that "tip" a few days ago but didn't think it applied since it mentions using "passwords", which I don't have. But reading more carefully this time, I see it applies even if you don't use a password. Bottom line... it worked!

    THANKS

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    How many accounts (icons) are displayed in the log in screen?
    Just one, Dave. I am the only account on the system.
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    Glad you found a solution, Jeff, but the mystery remains. I am the sole user on this Windows 7 computer, with no password, and I boot directly to my desktop without resorting to any special tricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulB View Post
    Glad you found a solution, Jeff, but the mystery remains. I am the sole user on this Windows 7 computer, with no password, and I boot directly to my desktop without resorting to any special tricks.
    Did you perform an in-place upgrade or a clean install? An in-place upgrade probably would have carried forward your login settings.

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    Nope... clean install to formatted partition.
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    What accounts are shown in the Control Panel- User Accounts- Manage Accounts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    What accounts are shown in the Control Panel- User Accounts- Manage Accounts?
    Just one, mine, an administrative account.
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