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cherokele

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Is it possible to bypass the "welcome" on startup? If is, will it make the startup any faster?
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Neil Jones

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Assuming you mean not having to click on your name when there's only one account: Start -> Run -> "control userpasswords2".
As to it being faster - not really, no.

Edited by Neil Jones, 22 March 2009 - 05:40 PM.

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Thank you so much for the info. Do you know of anything that will make startup faster?
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Startup ups are too dependent on the individual computer and hardware. It's entirely possible for two entirely identical machines to take different amounts of time to get past the XP boot-up screen even on both new hardware and fresh installations. Windows is strange like that.
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Try going to Start -> Run -> msconfig
Go to the startup tab and disable anything that maybe related to your OEM. First before you disable anything though, check what it is on google. Just search it, and you should have many links describing the startup program.
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Thanks Edge and Neil. Appreciate your comments and suggestions.
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Generally speaking, if this is a desktop computer, you can disable everything in the start up tab under msconfig EXCEPT your Anti-Virus and your Firewall. But there may be some things you want to leave, so like edge said, do some research by googling the file name.

Also, this is a great guide by Artellos that improves speed and performance of your whole machine, and it is quite easy to do.

What makes your machine slow? The recommendations can really improve speed and performance.
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