Boot and Automatically Log On to desktop in Windows XP

A recent Microsoft update changed the way I logged into my workstation. Microsoft Windows XP use to boot directly to the desktop, now boots to a logon screen. To get past this behavioral change, I found the following information to work as advertised.

  • Click Start > Run and type control userpasswords2


  • Clear the check box captioned Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.


  • Click OK
  • Enter the user name and password for the account you want to log in to at startup.


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