Is it possible to boot XP Pro directly to desktop?

Is it possible to boot XP Pro directly to desktop?

Post by carlagre » Mon, 16 Aug 2004 23:03:13


It is annoying when booting XP Pro to have to first confirm your user name or
click okay at the password scrren (I don't use a password and don't want to).

Is there a way one can just turn the computer on and have it boot directly to
the desktop?

Thanks.

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Is it possible to boot XP Pro directly to desktop?

Post by nl4lif » Tue, 17 Aug 2004 21:54:15


microsoft offers a nice (*go figure*) program called TWEAKUI, it can
be found at microsoft's website (do a search for it)

inside that program theres a option for log-on, then if you hit the
triangle to expand the menu, there's an option for auto-log on, you
can then tell it which account to auto log into, and set the password

of course this is a security issue but if your just at home or
something, i don't see it as being a problem, I do the same on my
laptop

 
 
 

Is it possible to boot XP Pro directly to desktop?

Post by Sam Bhat » Sat, 21 Aug 2004 21:41:29

Yep, TWEAKUI uses an old trick that was orignally used on NT 4.0 Server. It
modifies a registry key (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon) and sets a default username and password. For
those who would rather enter data manually than using TWEAKUI, copy and
paste the following code into notepad, and then save it as "autologon.reg",
and double-click on the saved file. Remember to replace the values with your
data!




Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"DefaultDomainName"="Enter your Computers Name"
"DefaultUserName"="Enter your Username"
"DefaultPassword"="Enter password, or delete this text if there is none"
"AltDefaultUserName"="Enter your Username Again"
"AltDefaultPassword"="Enter password, or delete this text if there is none"
"AltDefaultDomainName"="Enter your Computers Name Again"
"AutoAdminLogon"="1"


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Is it possible to boot XP Pro directly to desktop?

Post by Sky-Knigh » Fri, 17 Sep 2004 13:38:11


Yes it's quite simple. Hit the users icon in the control panel and
remove all but the guest account, and the single user you want to log
in. Also, make sure you don't have a password on that single account.
Yes this means removing the .net account. But on the next reboot the
welcome screen will simply log you in. Be warned, I don't know what
the effect of removing that .net account is. I haven't had any
issues, but then again I don't run any .net apps either.