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theamazingcorey

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Hello all,

What I would like to do is keep the fast user switching on XP but have the Windows 2000 style Logon Screen, is there any way possible to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Through the User Accounts Control Panel it is possible to disable the welcome screen (via the Change the way users log on or off link) such that you get the classic logon prompt, however if this is done Fast User Switching is also disabled. This is an artificial restriction probably imposed because there is no convenient way to switch users, as under classic logon the WinKey+L hot key locks the current session as opposed to going to the logon screen.

However an alternate way of doing it is described here:
http://windowsxp.mvp.../slowswitch.htm

but failing that, 3rd party software is also available.
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