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Use the Classic Logon Screen

By: Arie Slob

Setup configures Windows XP to use the friendly Welcome logon screen and the shutdown buttons, if your computer is installed as a home computer (a computer where a network domain has not been specified).

If you want, you can revert back to the Windows 2000 login/shutdown screens (classic logon and shutdown screens):

  1. Select Start > Control Panel
  2. Open User Accounts
  3. Click Change the way users log on or off
  4. Click to clear the Use the Welcome screen check box

Note: If you disable the Welcome logon screen, you also disable the Fast User Switching option.

To temporarily use the classic logon screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL twice on the Welcome logon screen.