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Caseyb

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Hello,

I recently was trying to turn off the user accounts on windows xp pro so that every time my computer sits for a period of time I do not have to click on my profile. When I went into user accounts I unchecked the boxes that said use the welcome screen and use fast user switching. Now that I know what that did, enabled windows logon at start-up, I do not have a password to logon. Therefore, I cannot get into windows to turn this feature off, so now I am stuck using someone elses computer to get help. I was just wondering if there is any way to bypass this feature and then turn it off so this does not happen again. Also, how do you turn off user accounts totally.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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If you dont have a password, leave the password text-box blank.

Disabling "Welcome screen will give you a Win2000 style login screen, so you will need to re-enable it.

For not selecting a profile at Welcome screen, follow the steps below:
Start -> Run.
Type: control userpasswords2.
Press <enter>.
In the newly opened User Accounts window, uncheck the User must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
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Thank you very much!
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