Categories




Still have a problem? Ask for help at our discussion forum.
Search


Advanced Search
Article Options
Popular Articles
  1. Handwrite for MSN Messenger
  2. Win2000 Logon Screen
  3. The difference between 64 and 32 bit processors
  4. Windows XP FAQ T
  5. Windows XP FAQ P
No popular articles found.

 »  Home  »  User Interface Page 3  »  Get rid of welcome screen
Get rid of welcome screen
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | User Interface Page 3 | Rating:
Get rid of welcome screen

1. click on "Start" - then click on "Run" - and type
"control userpasswords2"
2. click OK
3. On the Users tab, clear the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box and click "Apply".
4. Select the user you want to log on  & click OK. A dialog will appear that asks you what user name and password should be used to logon automatically, just click "OK".

Then go to Control Panel / User Accounts, and click “Change the way users log on or off”, and untick both “Use the Welcome Screen” and “Use Fast User Switching”
 

How would you rate the quality of this article?
1 2 3 4 5
Poor Excellent
Tell us why you rated this way (optional):

Send to Author Post on Site

Comments
  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    this did exactly was I was looking for, without the use of third party programs
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    It helped.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Excellent, clear, exact
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    bump
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Thanks
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    great help. thank you.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Clear, concise and it worked the first time.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    No waffle, short and to the point. Also it worked :-)
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    very fast simple way of solving the problem what more can i say nice one :)
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Perfect thanks
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    simple straightforward and accurate - mick
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Finally one that's not a scam to get you to download spyware
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    It worked.
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    OMG, the pain, anguish and heartache you've caused me was almost overwelminging. I followed these instructions perfectly - and then it was telling me because of account restrictions it needed a password. OMG that was horrific. I don't know if you meant this as a damaging joke or this just happened to me but it does't matter - if there is one chance in a thousand of this happening nobody should try this. That was real nasty. DONT DO THIS!
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    easy to understand
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    there is no ....change the way user log on or off in win 7
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    thanks it worked good.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Worked Perfectly
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    exactly what i needed, and got to the point quickly
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    wooo hooo...I am cookin' now!
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    It's short, easy and clear.
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    superb
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    works if you follow the instructions
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    It worked.
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    This messed up my cp big time...couldn't login at all afterwards
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    worked
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Precisely right.
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    What it doesn't tell you is the next time you reboot it defaults to the administrator and not whatever account with th edumb picture you've been using. Don't do this unless you know the administrators password or your system is toast.
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    works.. simple easy to read. info right there.. thanks!
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Simple and easy
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Thanks. I did this years ago, but installing a new program changed it back to default. Why?
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Exactly what I wanted to know.
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    easy instructions and they worked
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Holy Crap No more F***ing welcome screen thanks
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    as with others, I was only able to use my computer again thanks to a rollback to a previous restore point. this "advice" locked me out of my computer except in safe mode. I had to enter safe mode and go to a previous restore point, at which it forgot this ridiculous advice. you need to either account for all possible computer setups and explain what to do in case something goes wrong, or remove this crap!!!
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    It works! Windows doesn'tselect this as an automatic option, creeps. Thanks!
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Great =]
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Exactly what I needed. Clear and simple!
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Instructions were basic, simple and clear. Thanks!
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    Im on XP. This method locked my out of my computer as it then asked for a password that didn't exist. As others have said below, I thought this was a joke to mess up your computer. If this does happen to you as well you must start your computer in safe mode and restore your system to earlier date. Tap the F8 keys lots of times as soon as you power on your computer. select safe mode with arrow keys on menu. follow prompts to restore your computer. Check out comment 39 below.
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by anonymouse)
    Rating
    another user on another site had the corrections needed to make this work. in step 3 of the poster's instructions, instead of just clicking "apply" after unchecking the password requirement, this added step is needed to be done FIRST!!!!! Follow the steps below and it will work properly. Note: *********** is my emphasis so you can all see what was missing from the poster's original instructions. this is what's really needed to make it autologin without prompting. 1) Go to Start -> Run -> and type in control userpasswords2 and press enter. The User Accounts window will appear. 2) *******Make sure your name is highlighted in the User Accounts window (meaning you'll likely have to click on it)******** and then uncheck the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" and then click on Apply. 3)If you did it right, you will get another window asking for the password to use for autologon on your account name. Fill in both password fields if you have a password, leave them blank if you don't, click ok, and you're ready to go!
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    IT was simple and it worked
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by Sanjay)
    Rating
    It worked exactly the way as i expected. Thank you.
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
    Rating
    it solved a problem in less than 30 seconds.
     
Submit Comment