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Windows XP auto logon

Posted on: November 9, 2007

Windows XP has an auto logon feature, which can be very useful for a person who is the chief operator of a computer. A person not bothered by the trivialities of having to share his/her computer can easily employ Window XP’s auto logon feature. By using this simple auto logon feature, one can use a computer without the hassles of having to enter his/her, username/password combination. Firstly, click the “Start” button and select the option “Run”. Next, what appears is a box titled “Open”. In this, “Open” box, type the command “Regedit”. After having typed this command in the “Open” box click “Ok”. Next, navigate to the:

HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ WindowsNT\ CurrentVersion \Winlogon key
The string value “Default password” should be missing. This option should be turned-off. Next, open the registry editor menu and then click the “Edit” option from the registry editor menu. Then, select “New” and click the “String value”. There should be a box that must, by now be visible if every other step previously mentioned has been strictly followed. In this box there will be an instruction visible that says: New value #1
In this box, type the command “Default Password”. Now, after performing all these steps there should be a “Default Password” entry. Double click this entry. Next, enter the password for the user account that is required to be automatically logged-on. Next, click “Ok”. After, having performed all these steps there should be a string by the name of “Default Username”. This should contain the user account for which the user wants to automatically log on. Next, click the “AutoAdminLogon” and change its value to 1. Finally, click “Ok”. Now the user is instructed to close the registry editor.


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