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11:08 am on Feb 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I can't log on automatically on start up. I got 'Tweak UI' for XP [microsoft.com] so I could do this but it will not retain my setting. I select 'log on automatically on start up' and it works the next time I start up, but after that the log on screen comes back.

Anyone else have this problem? Any solution?

3:10 pm on Feb 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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kapow, I'm surprised that 'Tweak UI' didn't work, but have you gone in and manually unchecked the 'require auto login' box? Take a look at it by going to 'Start,' 'Run,' then type in:
control userpasswords2

Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password for this computer." Hopefully it will retain your settings after hitting 'apply.'

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9:07 am on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi

1.) Tweak-UI only holds my setting for the next login, after that the login screen appears for each restart unless I re-tick the box in Tweak-UI for 'log on automatically on start up'. I am not doing anything for this to be re-set.

2.) Windows can't find 'userpasswords2' when I did Start > Run > userpasswords2

12:28 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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did you try typing both words?
control userpasswords2
1:17 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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YES!
It works :)

Start > Run > 'control userpasswords2'
Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a user name and password for this computer."

Thank you NetGuy. Where do you find tips like that? I would like to know more of those.

3:01 pm on Feb 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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kapow, glad it worked out.

As far as others, I just have a lot of various tips and tricks I've run in to over the years and saved in favorites. Your problem was more specific, but for general XP shortcuts, for example, do a Google search for 'microsoft XP shortcuts,' or 'microsoft XP tips.' You'll find a bunch.

For IE users, one of my favorite shortcuts is in typing in a URL. For .com domains, simply type in the domain by itself in the address line and hit CTRL ENTER. It automatically adds the www and .com.

Steve

10:48 pm on Feb 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The power of the Run box is vastly underestimated. Type in just about anything and it will bring it up.