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I had issues with update notices remaining on my 'Turn Off' icon, even though the udates were installed [and listed in my Add/Remove Programs] I spoke to Microsoft and they re-installed completely the Security software [took about 90 minutes] and the issue is resolved [I hope]..... however, NOW I have to select the OWNER icon during a startup before it will finalize the reboot.... I've checked with User Accounts, but don't really see what to check/un-check to allow me to just go into my study, hit the start button on the tower and go fix a cup of tea while waiting for the computer to fully boot up.....
How do I eliminate the requirement for hitting the OWNER icon now?????
It's a home computer and I'm the only one using it....

Windows XP Pro

Thanks in advance.....you may email me if you like...


Edited by cajun62234, 11 July 2011 - 01:17 PM.

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Select Run from the Start Menu, type control userpasswords2, and click OK or press Enter.

Turn off the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer option, and click Apply. You will be prompted to chose a user that you want to be automatically logged on, so enter your userid (and password if you have one). Note: If it's already off, check it, apply it then uncheck and apply it.
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