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DebFromLodi
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how to get rid of login screen at startup

i have vista and i have xp. when i turn the computers on, it comes up with a login screen i have to click my name in order for windows to start. it is irritating to say the least and i just want to be able to turn on the computer and go straight to windows, not have to cllick on my name or the other profile name to continue. thanks.
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tomron
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Re: how to get rid of login screen at startup

 In the run box  type control userpasswords2 deselect checkbox next to users must enter a username.
 
Instructions for the run box for vista.
 
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DebFromLodi
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Re: how to get rid of login screen at startup

How do you get rid of the login/password box in windows vista?
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scott784
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Re: how to get rid of login screen at startup

Deb,
Go to Start, Control Panel, click on classic view, click on User Accounts icon, then click on the appropriate user account.  From there, you can add or delete passwords, or even account names. 
 
Of course, you must keep at least an administrator account but you can delete any other user account names that you have created.  You can delete all passwords.  By making these adjustments, you should be able to avoid the log in screen if you don't want to be prompted every time you log onto windows.  I hope this helps.
 
 

Dell XPS 410

Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4 GHz

6.00 GB Memory (Ram) (Dual channel DDR2)

Windows 10 Home (64 bit)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card

Philips DVD-ROM

LG 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner

Crucial MX100 256GB SSD

 

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jmwills
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Re: how to get rid of login screen at startup

No concerns for security?????????????????
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scott784
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Re: how to get rid of login screen at startup

jmwills,
I use the user icons on my desktop and have password options.  However, it seems the poster of this thread is not concerned about the need for passwords or sign-on options. 
 
I think security is important too.  However, everyone has their own needs.  If this user has no sensitive data and is a single home user with no one else using the machine, then security issues may not matter to this individual.

Dell XPS 410

Intel Core 2 Quad @ 2.4 GHz

6.00 GB Memory (Ram) (Dual channel DDR2)

Windows 10 Home (64 bit)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card

Philips DVD-ROM

LG 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner

Crucial MX100 256GB SSD

 

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