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R.M.
03-02-2008, 07:06 PM
Todays question:

When I start Windows XP Pro - I get to a screen which says:

"Windows XP Pro. To begin, check your user name."

How do I get rid of that, and by doing so, get Windows just to open up ready to use?

I must have changed something last week while 'fixing' my wireless networking problems. :(

TIA, as always. I rely on you! :)

gary67
03-02-2008, 07:09 PM
control panel users and then you can change how the logon happens from here

Sweep
03-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Start, Control panel, User accounts, change the way users logon.

Tick untick the options you want.

I only have one account enabled and mine is set to use Welcome screen and fast user switching.

R.M.
03-02-2008, 07:24 PM
Thanks for that - yes that's what I've done. :)

BUT do I need this screen at all?

It didn't use to show up. My 'puter just started, did all it's things without me clicking on anything. I dpn't mind clicking on something, but after I click - then it takes a while to get to usable stage. I tend to 'push the start button' and go away and do something else while it does it's thing. Now I have to relearn to push start, wait and push the logon screen, and THEN go away and come back later... Not a biggy, just nuisance value. :(

Sweep
03-02-2008, 07:49 PM
With mine I do get the welcome screen and not get a log in screen.

There again I do not have a password set either as I am the only person here.

Do you have offline files enabled?

R.M.
03-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Um - what do you mean by offline files enabled? I'm not getting a log in screen either (at least I've got rid of that!).

I have recollections of seeing that somewhere during this last week - but can't remember where! Should it be enabled or not?

jwil1
04-02-2008, 08:59 AM
Download and install Windows XP PowerToys.

Once installed go to Start>All Programs>PowerToys for Windows XP>TweakUI for Windows XP.

Expand the Logon item and click Autologon. Enter details and reboot.

R.M.
04-02-2008, 06:09 PM
Download and install Windows XP PowerToys.

Once installed go to Start>All Programs>PowerToys for Windows XP>TweakUI for Windows XP.

Expand the Logon item and click Autologon. Enter details and reboot.

Yes - I thought that would be the answer to my problems. But sadly no. :(

Oh well - I suppose I can live with it!