Windows XP is, without doubt, one of the most popular of all operating systems. Its reputation is evident from the fact that even after a decade of its release, it’s still being used by millions of peoples around the globe. It is known as the first consumer oriented operating system developed by the IT giant Microsoft.
While setting up Windows XP for the first time, you will be required to create a user name and password in order to load the operating system. Every time when you startup Windows, you will be given an unlock computer screen, commonly referred to as Windows XP welcome screen. You need to provide the password to access your desktop. However, it is possible to change the settings in your Windows XP for bypassing the unlock computer screen and automatically load Windows XP. The process of doing this is very simple and can be completed within a few steps. In this article, you will find step by step instructions for doing the same.
XP support instructions
What you can find below are the instructions mentioned by the Windows XP support team intended to assist you with the process of removing the unlock computer screen.
- Start off with this procedure by turning your computer on.
- Log in to an account that has administrative privileges. Remember that you need administrative rights for removing the unlock computer screen.
- Continue with this procedure by clicking on the Windows “Start” button located on the bottom left hand corner of your desktop, or just press the key with Microsoft logo on it.
- Click on the option which says “Run” from the start menu. This will open up the run dialog box.
- Enter “control userpasswords2” into the run text box and hit the “Ok” button.
- Unmark the check box which says “Users must enter a user name and password to enter this computer”.
- Hit the “Ok” button located at the bottom of the screen for saving the settings. The next time when you log on to your computer, you won’t be getting the unlock computer screen anymore.
That’s all with the instructions for removing the unlock computer screen in your Windows XP operating system. Have a nice day!
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