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I am the only user of my XP Home computer and do not use a password. How do
I keep XP from asking me to click on my name (the only choice) to gain
access to the program?

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Thanks in advance... Bob
 
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It's annoying, and tedious, ain't it. The answer is, you can't. Logging on
hasn't been a forced feature of windows up until XP. The thing is though,
it's really not that bad. Most people are under the impression that the
computer takes longer to load up if you have login. But the answer is, the
loading takes no faster. It only takes as longer as you have to click it. If
this really is such a problem of waiting a few extra seconds (sure, it is
annoying, but that's what the problem is when it comes down to it), you can
always just set your computer to hibernate when you're not using it. Or if
your computer doesn't have hibernate, then standby.

"Bob Newman" wrote:

> I am the only user of my XP Home computer and do not use a password. How do
> I keep XP from asking me to click on my name (the only choice) to gain
> access to the program?
>
> --
> Thanks in advance... Bob
>
>
>
 

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You get a copy of the XP PowerToy TweakUi and use it to make automatic
log-ons.

"Peter Korky" <Peter Korky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2D085511-F292-47C7-BC08-71C5664E8691@microsoft.com...
> It's annoying, and tedious, ain't it. The answer is, you can't. Logging on
> hasn't been a forced feature of windows up until XP. The thing is though,
> it's really not that bad. Most people are under the impression that the
> computer takes longer to load up if you have login. But the answer is, the
> loading takes no faster. It only takes as longer as you have to click it.
> If
> this really is such a problem of waiting a few extra seconds (sure, it is
> annoying, but that's what the problem is when it comes down to it), you
> can
> always just set your computer to hibernate when you're not using it. Or if
> your computer doesn't have hibernate, then standby.
>
> "Bob Newman" wrote:
>
>> I am the only user of my XP Home computer and do not use a password. How
>> do
>> I keep XP from asking me to click on my name (the only choice) to gain
>> access to the program?
>>
>> --
>> Thanks in advance... Bob
>>
>>
>>
 
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In news:2D085511-F292-47C7-BC08-71C5664E8691@microsoft.com,
Peter Korky <Peter Korky@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:


> It's annoying, and tedious, ain't it. The answer is, you can't.
> Logging on hasn't been a forced feature of windows up until XP.


No, this isn't correct. You *can* do what Bob wants.

Got to Start | Run, and type "control userpasswords2" Select the
account you want to logon to automatically. Then uncheck the box
"Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer."



Or do the same thing with TweakUI.


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> "Bob Newman" wrote:
>
>> I am the only user of my XP Home computer and do not use a
>> password.
>> How do I keep XP from asking me to click on my name (the only
>> choice) to gain access to the program?
>>
>> --
>> Thanks in advance... Bob
 
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Thanks... Bob
"Jerry" <NoSpamChiefZeke@MSN.com> wrote in message
news:#PwtWOGvEHA.4076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> You get a copy of the XP PowerToy TweakUi and use it to make automatic
> log-ons.
>
> "Peter Korky" <Peter Korky@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2D085511-F292-47C7-BC08-71C5664E8691@microsoft.com...
> > It's annoying, and tedious, ain't it. The answer is, you can't. Logging
on
> > hasn't been a forced feature of windows up until XP. The thing is
though,
> > it's really not that bad. Most people are under the impression that the
> > computer takes longer to load up if you have login. But the answer is,
the
> > loading takes no faster. It only takes as longer as you have to click
it.
> > If
> > this really is such a problem of waiting a few extra seconds (sure, it
is
> > annoying, but that's what the problem is when it comes down to it), you
> > can
> > always just set your computer to hibernate when you're not using it. Or
if
> > your computer doesn't have hibernate, then standby.
> >
> > "Bob Newman" wrote:
> >
> >> I am the only user of my XP Home computer and do not use a password.
How
> >> do
> >> I keep XP from asking me to click on my name (the only choice) to gain
> >> access to the program?
> >>
> >> --
> >> Thanks in advance... Bob
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
 
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Hi Bob,

Click start/run, type "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and
click ok. Uncheck the box requiring a username and password, click apply/ok
and follow the prompts to set up a default logon.

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Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Bob Newman" <bob.newman@cox.net> wrote in message
news:T3Tfd.9$ep3.0@lakeread02...
>I am the only user of my XP Home computer and do not use a password. How
>do
> I keep XP from asking me to click on my name (the only choice) to gain
> access to the program?
>
> --
> Thanks in advance... Bob
>
>