by-pass logon screen

  osben 17:00 24 Nov 08


I want to bypass my logon screen so that I go straight to the desktop when I switch the computer on.

I have managed to do this after following the help on the microsoft website as below.

click here

I went into the registry and changed the 0 for a 1 in the AutoAdminLogon line as per the instructions. When I restart, it does go straight to the desktop.

When I shutdown and open up again, the logon screen is back. On checking in the registry, the "1" I placed in the AutoAdminLogon line is back to a "0"

Has anyone got any idea as to what is influencing this change.


  skidzy 17:19 24 Nov 08

Video tutorial click here

Or printable version if needed;

Bypass The Windows XP Log On Screen

To make logon an unattended process:

Click [Start] [Run] and type
control userpasswords2

Click [OK]

The [User Accounts] Property Sheet displays.

On [Users] tab, clear the [Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer] check box.

Click [Apply].

Enter a user name and password that should be used to logon automatically in the dialog box that appears.

Click [OK].

Go to [Control Panel] [User Accounts] [Change the Way Users Log On and Off].

Uncheck [Use the Welcome Screen] and [Use Fast User Switching]

  osben 17:32 25 Nov 08

Hi skidzy

Many thanks for your help.
It did the trick.

  skidzy 17:34 25 Nov 08

well done and thankyou for the feedback.

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