Friday, October 17, 2008

Bypass Windows XP LogOn Screen

Windows XP - solution 1:
- Select Run from the Start Menu, type control userpasswords2, and click Ok.
- Turn off the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Ok.

Windows XP - solution 2:
If you have one user account and no password configured, Windows XP will log you in automatically. Otherwise, you'll have to do the following:

- Obtain and install the
Windows XP version of TweakUI.
- Open TweakUI (it's in Start -> Programs -> Powertoys for Windows XP).
- Expand the Logon branch, and click Autologon.
- Turn on the Log on automatically at system startup option, type your username and password, and click Ok.

Windows XP - solution 3:
- To disable the Welcome screen you can also open the Registry editor and go to
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current Version\WinLogon
- Change the value for LogonType, from a "1" to a "0". This is because a 0 specifies Classic Mode and a 1 specifies Welcome Screen.