Windoze XP logon question

Discussion in 'Computing' started by pedro, Nov 22, 2004.

  1. pedro

    pedro Guest

    Did some updates to XP. Now every time that I boot the computer, I get a
    logon screen. Before it used to boot straight to the desktop. How can I
    get rid off the logon screen? Thanks,
     
    pedro, Nov 22, 2004
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    colin Guest

    <To turn off the "Welcome Screen">

    1) Start > Control Panel > User Accounts

    2) Select "Change the way users log on or off"

    3) Uncheck the "Welcome Screen" option

    4) Click "Apply Options"

    5) The settings will take effect when you log off.


    <Auto Logon to Windows XP>

    1.Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.

    2.Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer
    check box.

    3.Click Apply.

    4.Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with,
    and then click OK.

    5.Click OK again and you're all done.
     
    colin, Nov 22, 2004
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    Ohrid Guest

    _____
    Remove or disable all new user accounts that were made after the upgrade.
    Leave the administrators account password blank.
     
    Ohrid, Nov 23, 2004
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  4. pedro

    pedro Guest

    Ohrid wrote:

    There was a new account created. It's called.. "ASP.NET Machine A..."
    (weird) Is it safe to delete it?
     
    pedro, Nov 23, 2004
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    Will S Guest

    stop sleeping
     
    Will S, Nov 23, 2004
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    Ted Guest

    Yes. That's why it stops at logon screen. You can delete account safely and
    it will return to auto logon.
     
    Ted, Nov 23, 2004
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    Colin Guest

    Bullshit ! Wht not tell him to format C: ?

    At the most, disable it first. I ( along with all SP2 users) have it and it
    does not affect the login.

    Use the User Access in Control Panel to set how the PC willl boot

    If you have one user account set it to Welcome Screen and Fast User
    Switching.

    It will only stop then if you have a password set for the user.

    You should disable Help Assistant and Support in the management console
    under Users to stop the bastard going off on its own- especially if you rely
    on the crap XP SP2 firewall with no outbound control
     
    Colin, Nov 23, 2004
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    Swampfox Guest

    Not quite true.
    I have installed SP2 here and don't have that account and never have.
    The aspnet_wp or ASP.NET Machine Account is created when the Microsoft.Net
    Framework1.1 is installed onto a Windows XP computer. You can remove this
    account, but it is vital if you do asp.net development work on your machine.
    By removing the account you may find your ASP.net projects will no longer
    function correctly.
    The account can be recreated if deleted but most users wont need it and can
    safely delete it.
    Neil.
     
    Swampfox, Nov 23, 2004
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  9. pedro

    Colin Guest

    My bad - I did both together and assumed it was part of the SP2

    What about .NET based program installs. I presume it is needed for that.
     
    Colin, Nov 23, 2004
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    pedro Guest

    Colin wrote:


    Well I was concerned about deleting it, since it must have been put
    there for a reason, and deleting it might stuff something up. So should
    I just do this, what you said? And will that fix it? -

    <To turn off the "Welcome Screen">

    1) Start > Control Panel > User Accounts

    2) Select "Change the way users log on or off"

    3) Uncheck the "Welcome Screen" option

    4) Click "Apply Options"

    5) The settings will take effect when you log off.


    <Auto Logon to Windows XP>

    1.Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.

    2.Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer
    check box.

    3.Click Apply.

    4.Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with,
    and then click OK.

    5.Click OK again and you're all done.
     
    pedro, Nov 23, 2004
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    Ted Guest

    As I stated it can be safely deleted as most users have no need for it.
    http://www.mvps.org/marksxp/WindowsXP/aspdot.php
     
    Ted, Nov 23, 2004
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    Black Adder Guest

    start, run
    type control userpasswords2

    take the tick out of "users must login with a password"

    EASY
     
    Black Adder, Nov 25, 2004
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