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    Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 2002, Service Pack 1)

    XP SP-1

    I purchased a Window XP Professional computer and the vendor setup a user account named John for me with administrative privileges with no password.

    When I start the system the computer asks me to click user name John to proceed. (That is the only account listed)

    What can I change it so the system boots directly to the Windows Desktop without asking to click John?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

    You could use the Autologon feature of TweakUI for XP. It's a download from MS Power Toys for XP

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

    Thanks for the tip.

    Is there a way I can do it with the native OS I have.

    In Win 98 you could Control Panel, Network, and set Primary Network Logon to Windows Logon and this would bypass the login screen.

    This is what I'm looking for.

    John

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

    As long as the pc does not connect to a domain, yes:

    Auto Logon to Windows XP from Microsoft tips.

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

    That was what I was looking for.

    Who would have thought Run control userpasswords2

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

    Did you read the bottom line
    "Enabling auto logon makes your computer more convenient to use, but can pose a security risk"


    The reason you are needing to select the account to get in, is that there is at least a second account that is hidden. If you have MS TweakUI, near the bottom of the list is "Login". Just select the word Login and you will see a list of ALL the accounts, the NON checked accounts are hidden.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

    Yeah, After writing you about TweakUI I went looking through Control Panel applets 'cause I knew it could be done, but... I never did find a GUI type app to open that window that you get with the Run command. Does anyone know where it is, or if I'm imagining that I've seen it before? (I for one will never remember that command line command. I guess I'd better bookmark Leif's link!)

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    Re: Boot Directly to Windows Desktop? (Version 200

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    315231 - How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows

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