27 April, 2010

Auto log-in in XP

Microsoft Windows XP Professional Full Version with SP2I wanted to be automatically logged in to my PC when I turn it on, and I searched from the web how to do that. Of course, primary source will be Microsoft websites, but a lot of users appear to have a more user-friendly instruction set.

Take for example this instruction set from one of Microsoft's site: Auto Logon to Windows XP.

Try it first. Here is what it says:
  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.
Find anything missing?

Microsoft Windows 7 Home PremiumOf course, there is. Some assumptions on the user knowledge may be the reason. But you wouldn't be searching the web if you knew exactly what to do.

Anyway, to complete the instruction set, see below:
  1. Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.
  2. Click on Advanced tab
  3. Clear the Users must enter a username and password to use this computer check box.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Enter the user name and password you wish to automatically log on with, and then click OK.
  6. Click OK again and you're all done.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition FULL VERSION with SP2Actually, for my case, this is what works:
  1. Click Start, click Run, and type control userpasswords2.
  2. Click on Advanced tab
  3. Clear the Require users to press Ctrl+Alt+Delete check box.
  4. Click Apply.
I guess I'm connected to a domain. That is. At least it should be covered. I hope your case will be covered by this short article.

Let me hear from you then.
Thanks!

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