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    Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    I need some help changing the log-on screen that appears when I boot. This just started recently, a screen appears that asks me tfor a user name and password. I click on the OK button and Windows boots. I would like to eliminate that screen all together. By the way, I haven't chosen a user name or password nor do I intend to.

    How do I accomplish this? I'll appreciate all efforts to solve this annoyance.
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Hi Gloria

    See Get Rid of the Logon Screen from annoyances.org

    I used the TweakUI method.

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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    <hr>...I haven't chosen a user name or password nor do I intend to... <hr>
    Just so you know, I believe XP is running under some username, probably Default User. Whether you create a profile for yourself or use a password is obviously up to you. XP is designed for multiple users whether there is only one or not. If you do a little checking around, I think you'll find (or not) whether it is saving your settings and such as Default User.

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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    It will NOT be "Default User" but as most OEM's will use "Owner" or some othe name. But I agree with Al, you ARE using some account and will ALWAYS use one.
    Give us a listing of the Account folders listed under "Cocuments and Settings" and maybe we can tell you which account you are using?
    Also if you were to look at the top of your Start menu, you will see the account name.

    The Default User account is used to set up a custom source of settings for ANY NEW account.

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

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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    This seems to happen a lot when .NET framework is installed. The install creates another account which then causes the login screen to show where it had not before.

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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Dear Doc, You didn't reply to my question. I want to get rid of the log-in screen where I can enter my user name and password, if I had one, that is.
    I've seen my defalut settings but that's not what this post's about, is it?

    I believe you know how to fix it, so share some of your gray matter with poor me.
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Tony did just that. Follow his suggestion. I too use TweakUI. I was only adding to your "information database."

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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Dear Tony, I used method 1, but no cigar. I restarted and the screen appeared.
    I completly shut down the computer - still no cigar.. I don't really want to, but I guess the only thing left to do is install Tweek-UI..
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Method #2 didn't work either - Not a valid win 32 application. Now what?
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Doc dear My information data base has had a blow-out. Overloaded with information. Limited mental capacity, I guess.

    I just answered Tony, neither option worked. Tweak UI download file when clicked on returned a message that it wasn't a valid win32 application.
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Gloria,
    Have you every had any of the previous versions of the Powertoys installed? If so, they have to be removed first. Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and look for a Tweak UI entry. If you find one, remove it. You also must be running at least SP1 for this to work. If these check out OK, what happens if you try and "RUN" the TweakUI.exe file rather than downloading and saving it? Are you getting the file from this location ?
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    It's always possible that your download got corrupted. Try downloading TweakUi from the MS web page. By the way, TweakUI is a VERY helpful utility. There are a lot of customizing things you can do with it. I recommend it to everyone.

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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Success!!!! I had to disable Zone Alarm Pro and Norton's Auto Protect, downloaded the file and it installed.
    Now I'll see if I can stop the long-on message.

    Thanks Doc and Tony, you are the greatest.
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    Re: Windows XP Log-on (XP -SP1)

    Windows XP was installed on a clean, formatted drive so no remnants remain. The point is mott, I have it now,

    Thank you for your interest..
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