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#1 RedDwarf


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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:42 PM

G'day. When I installed windows xp pro on my other computers, i set up some user accounts. When I boot up it goes straight to the log in page and I can select which account to open. Also the Administrator option disappears. That is how I want it.
On my latest install, I set up 2 user accounts but it boots up in the administrator account, by-passing the log in page. I then have to log out and back in under one of the user accounts.
I tried setting a password for the admin account and on boot up it still by passes the log in page and boots in the admin account without asking for the password. If I then log out and try to log back in it does ask for the password.
Any ideas how to change this?

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:09 AM

under user account is control panel look for "change the way users log in" and within that page look for the section which says askfor password or something alonmg that line. this should then prompt you to enter a password each time you switch the pc on.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 05:31 PM

You can also go to Start...Run...and type in "control userpasswords2" (without the quotes) and press Enter.
Then put a checkmark in the box next to "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer". Then click on OK to save the changes and exit the dialog.
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Posted 07 March 2008 - 06:05 AM

Thanks guys. The box in the user accounts was already ticked. Thats why I was so confused. but the control userpasswords2 thing did the trick. Thanks again for your help. :thumbsup:

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