Many Windows XP users are the only users on their computer, yet they are asked for a password every time they boot. This can be annoying for newbies because they don’t want the login, but they get a message every few weeks saying their password is about to expire and that it must be reset. There is a way to get rid of this. If you wish to get rid of the login for all users on the machine, then go to the Start Menu > Run and type “control userpasswords2″. Select the user account you wish to log into automatically and then un-check the option that says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer”. After saving changes, your computer will now auto-login and you will not have to click through a log-in screen.
With this option fixed, you might not even want the Welcome screen. If you want to boot the PC and have it take you directly to the desktop, then go to the Control Panel > User accounts. Then click on “Change the way users log on or off”. Un-check “Use the Welcome screen”. Click “Apply Options”.
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