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Windows XP: Bypassing Welcome Screen and Logging On Automatically on Boot

Windows XP: Bypassing Welcome Screen and Logging On Automatically on Boot

On one of my XP boxes, I have one user account. Currently, when I boot up the computer, I have to go to the welcome screen, enter the user's password, and log in. Right now, I removed the password, even though I haven't yet tried rebooting to see if the following problem has been avoided.

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"bypassing the welcome screen - copy pasted :-)

Bypass The Windows XP Log On Screen

To make logon an unattended process:

Click [Start] [Run] and type control userpasswords2
Click [OK]
The [User Accounts] Property Sheet displays.
On [Users] tab, clear the [Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer] check box.
Click [Apply].
Enter a user name and password that should be used to logon automatically in the dialog box that appears.
Click [OK].
Go to [Control Panel] [User Accounts] [Change the Way Users Log On and Off].
Uncheck [Use the Welcome Screen] and [Use Fast User Switching]

Leave a comment if it doesn't work."