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Automatically Log On a User Account

By: Arie Slob

If you are the only user on Windows XP, you could save some time by having Windows XP log you into your user account automatically.

There are a few reauirements for this to work:

  • The Welcome screen must be available
    1. Select Start > Control Panel and click User Accounts
    2. Click Change the way users log on or off
    3. Check to make sure that Use the Welcome screen is selected
  • Guest account access must be turned off
    1. Select Start > Control Panel and click User Accounts
    2. Click the Guest account
    3. Click Turn off the Guest account
  • There must be only one user account on the computer
  • The user account must not have a password
    1. Select Start > Control Panel and click User Accounts
    2. Click the user account
    3. Click Remove the password

Note: This will only work when the computer is NOT on a domain.

This is one of the functions performed by:


Tweaking Toolbox XP


Tweaking Toolbox XP can also log you on automatically with multiple accounts available on a system, password protected accounts will also work fine!