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#1 Dormouse

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:41 PM

Until yesterday, I pressed the button on the front of my computer, waited patiently and up popped my desktop - simple!

Then a windows update occured.

When I turned the machine on again I got a silly welcome screen that required me to click a button before the machine would boot. :flowers:

I went into user accounts and found I could get rid of that- :thumbsup: but when I started up today it now has a password box which I know I don't need a password for but I still have to click OK. :trumpet: :inlove:

How can I get rid of it altogether? Or should I just do a roll back to a time before that darn update changed my settings?

Any help much appreciated.

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#2 Billy O'Neal

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 02:47 PM

Hello, Dormouse, :thumbsup: to BleepingComputer.com!

Sorry, have to ask:

Have you tried a blank password?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:23 PM

Did the update have to do with Microsoft.NET?

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 03:37 PM

This may be what you are looking for Automatic login
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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:22 PM

Thanks to all!

Billy - I had no password so it was blank, I just didn't want to have to click a button! Thanks for the welcome. :flowers:

Hamluis - No idea! I only know about the updates when I go to shut down and it tells me I can't turn the machine off until it has finished.

Niggles: That did the trick! :thumbsup: Bit confusing on what value to enter for the default password but I got round it by creating a password in User Accounts; something I did NOT want to do but it solved the problem so I guess I'll live with it. Thank you very much for your time and trouble. If you know another one which tells you how get rid of the silly logos that'd be good too; can't see MS letting that one out though!:trumpet:

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 04:35 PM

What silly logos?

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Oh, I wanted to ensure you could get into windows before turning on autologon ;)

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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:20 PM

No problem, glad it worked, Also the system is just that little bit more secure now you have a password.

Slightly of topic, but what silly logos do you mean?
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Posted 08 April 2008 - 02:39 PM

Not main start up and shut down ones, just the little ones that appear above the shutdown box and another that pops up somewhere at the beginning - says Windows XP Home Edition it!




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