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    Automatically entering XP password on startup (XP Home Edition)

    Is there a way to automatically enter your password when using Windows XP when logging on?

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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup (XP Home Edition)

    Yes there is. See <!post=this post,438395>this post<!/post> for more details.
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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    Many thanks for that.

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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    Also, Is there a way to make the shut down process a bit easier like Windows '98 for example?

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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    The absolute easiest way to shut down Windows XP (assuming you have a reasonably new, ACPI-compliant motherboard), is it just press the power button! If it's set correctly in the BIOS, Windows will perform a controlled (i.e. 'normal') shutdown. Simple as that! 'Tis a spiffy new feature that MS introduced to WinXP!

    If it doesn't work, check your BIOS for the power button settings and alter them accordingly.
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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    Justin,

    Try this: Google Search: automatic shut down xp. That should yield much to investigate.

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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    Thats great.

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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    Justin,

    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by making the shutdown process easier, but this is what I do:

    To shutdown, I have a shortcut pinned to the Start Menu with the following in the Target box:

    %windir%System32shutdown.exe -s -t 0

    If I want to restart the computer, I have a shortcut pinned to the Start Menu with the following in the Target box:

    %windir%System32shutdown.exe -r -t 0

    I've included an attachment showing these shortcuts on the desktop along with the Properties for Shutdown.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Automatically entering XP password on startup

    Thanks for that.

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