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Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Log In
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/25/2005 | Security | Unrated
Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Log In

I have not tested this with any version of Windows XP besides XP Pro.  It might work in Home Edition or other versions.

If you do this, then you will get the "Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin" box when you turn on your computer, before it asks for your username and password.  It also asks for you to press Ctrl-Alt-Del before you can unlock your computer if you lock it.  This is done by default in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003.

To enable the Ctrl-Alt-Delete boxes, open Regedit and go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Create a new DWORD value and name it "DisableCAD"

The value should be set to "0"

That's it!  Now you can log off to see the change.

(You need to disable the Welcome screen to get this)

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause i was looking for a long time after this
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Had opposite problem, but this fixed my problem.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I need pictures
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Because it worked
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this is true for windows xp home, although this worked without tweaking any regedit files
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this worked on my laptop
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    not working on xp home tyred to the book !
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    seems to work :)
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Good it work on the Dell Dimension 1100
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks I've been looking for this.
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It worked on XP Home Edition. Thank you!!!
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It was working fine in Windows XP Professional
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This Is Great, I've Been looking For This For More security For My Computer! Thanks Dude!!!
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    From long back i am searching for this option in Windows XP
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This is awsome! now when my friends turn on my pc he doesnt know where CTRL-ALT-DELETE is!!!!!!!!!! WAY BETTER SECURITY
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works on XP Home nicely!
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because this feature is unavailable in home edition and by doing this it becomes available
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    now... how does one disable the Welcome screen? if htis must be doen might have been nice to include that process in the instructions!
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks you it working! cheerful
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked! nice! tnxs! :D
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    very poor, not explained very well
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I have looked on the internet for months and all the things i tryed didn't work or messed up the computert MANY THANKS FOR THIS
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Awesome, worked like a charm! I'm running Windows XP Home Edition and I did the registry edit then hit Windows+L and it worked! Thanks man!
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simple, fast, and easy. Shoulda figured it be regedit. Thanks, dude.
     
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