Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Make Windows To Automatically Log On A User Account

For Windows to automatically log on a user account during the startup process, the following must be met:
  • The Welcome screen must be available
  • There must be only one user account on the computer. It also means that there should not be any guest account.
  • The user account must not have a password
Note: If you are having multiple account with or without password, still you can make your windows to automatically log on to your user account. In order to acheive that you need to use other third party software. One such software i can recommend is "Tune Up Utilities". 
To make the Welcome screen available:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
2. Click "Change the way users log on or off".
3. Click to select the "Use the Welcome screen for fast and easy logon" check box.
4. Click OK. 

To turn off Guest account access:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
2. Click the Guest account.
3. Click "Turn off Guest access". 

To remove the password from the user account:
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click User Accounts.
2. Click the user account.
3. Click "Remove my password".
4. Type the password in the "Type your current password" box, and then click Remove Password.

User Accounts Created During Setup Are Administrator Accounts. To change the security levels and assign passwords to these accounts follow the below steps.

1. Log on as a user that will continue to have administrative privileges.
2. In Control Panel, double-click Users.
3. Click "Change an account".
4. Click the user account that you want to modify.
5. Click Change Account Type.
6. Click the type of account that you want to have for this user account.
7. Click the Change Account Type button.
8. To assign a password to this account, click "Create a password".
Applies To:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Note: If you are having multiple account with or without password, still you can make your windows to automatically log on to your user account. In order to acheive that you need to use other third party software. One such software i can recommend is "Tune Up Utilities".

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