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[Help] When idle, display welcome screen on resume


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tubui

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I was wondering if anyone can help me make it so that when I go idle and when I come back it takes me to the Windows XP login screen and I just click my username and it restores my stuff the way I had it. Say I go idle for 20 minutes and I come back, I want to make it so that I see the Windows XP login screen that I get when I first turn on my computer.

I have Windows XP Professional, SP1. When I click Window Key+L it shows the welcome screen but in the screensaver tab, it doesn't say "On resume, display welcome screen" instead it says "On resume, password protect. I have fast switching on, and my account is passworded. Anyone got ideas?

Edited by tubui, 11 May 2006 - 12:17 PM.

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Goto Start >> Run type nusrmgr.cpl.
Click Change the way users log on or off.
Check Use Welcome Screen and Use Fast User Switching.
Hit Apply Options. Exit that window.

Goto Start >> Run type desk.cpl.
Click the Screen Saver tab.
Change the Screen Saver to a Screen Saver of your choice.
Change Wait to 20.
Check On resume, display Welcome Screen.
Hit Apply and then Ok.

You are now set.
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The problem is, it doesn't say "On resume, display welcome screen" It says "On resume, password protect" How can I change this? I've done all you said except for the check welcome screen because its not there.
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Has anyone got ideas?
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Try taking the password off your account maybe?
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The point of me wanting to do this is so that when I go idle, my computer can automatically lock itself so that no one will go in.. If I remove the password, the whole point of this would be gone.
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I mean, I understand that....


I just verified by taking my password off and turning on Fast User Switching. Now the option at the screensaver says "On resume, display welcome screen"


I honestly don't think there's any other way...
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I have SP1, you have SP2.
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Then upgrade?
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Is this a home or work computer?

If this is a work computer and you log into a domain, you cannot use the Windows login screen. It's set up so when your computer goes into screen saver mode, it protects the computer with a password. If all you had to do was click one button, it wouldn't be protected. You said you wanted your computer to be locked when you went away, but if you had it set up so all you did was click on your user name then it wouldn't be locked.
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This is home, and I prefer SP1, so no thanks to SP2.
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I'm just curious, why do you like SP1 more than SP2?
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