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    Log in without log-in?

    After many years of XP I switched to Win 7 some months ago, but only because I decided to jump before I was pushed. Logging in with my Sony is no problem, it has a fingerprint reader, but my wife, a true novice, is still using XP (because I knew how to sort out the muddle she frequently gets into). So if I were to install Win 7 on her HP Mini netbook is there any way in which she could simply power up and get into Windows? Entering passwords is not going to fly, I know that for a fact. Worst case I suppose I could buy a USB fingerprint reader, but is there a simpler solution?

    Thanks for any input.

    David

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    See
    http://pcsupport.about.com/od/window...-windows-7.htm

    for instructions to auto login to Windows 7.

    Jerry

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    SysInternals Autologon is the solution I use for Windows 7.

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    Just don't set up a password when installing Win 7.
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    Thanks for the responses. I guess I'll have to bite the bullet although I know there are going to be a lot of questions when things don't look the way they did with XP!

    David

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    David,

    If you don't set up a password when setting up Win 7 (or XP), you'll find that you can't use the built-in scheduler to schedule recurring tasks.

    Zig

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    I would definitely not skip setting up a password. Although you could expect to be fine with it, there will be times where you will actually need it. It's better to use a way to avoid the password request, at login, IMO.

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