Scott Hanselman

How to set a Windows XP or 2000 machine to Auto-Login, or NOT to Auto-Login

March 17, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Web Services
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If you have a Windows XP Professional machine and you want to set it to automatically logon a user, use the Tweak UI Power Toy.

If you have a Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 machine and you want to set it to STOP automatically logging in a user, clear the saved User ID and Password that is stored in the registry.  See Q234562 for details.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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