Bypass account question at start up

Posted: 02-19-2008, 06:26 AM
I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me whether I
want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses my
computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my computer
bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to log
on?
Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the computer
on and have it go straight to my desktop.
Thanks in advance.
Jimmy

Bypass account question at start up


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BirgerH
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RE: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-19-2008, 10:21 AM
Hi Jimmy.
You can do that by:
go to start menu>run
type:control userpasswords2

In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box again
and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your password
(twice) and "OK".
Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.

--
BirgerH


"Jimmy" wrote:
> I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me whether I
> want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses my
> computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my computer
> bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to log
> on?
> Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the computer
> on and have it go straight to my desktop.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jimmy
Jimmy
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RE: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Good morning BirerH,
Thank you for your advice,
Unfortunately I wasnt successful though.
When I type in control passwords2 in the run menu nothing happens. Actually
the computer thinks for a few seconds and thats about it. No new windows or
anything.
Is there another way to get to the control passwords2 window without using
the run menu?
Once again thank you for your time.
Jimmy



"BirgerH" wrote:
> Hi Jimmy.
> You can do that by:
> go to start menu>run
> type:control userpasswords2
>
> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box again
> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your password
> (twice) and "OK".
> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
>
> --
> BirgerH
>
>
> "Jimmy" wrote:
>
> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me whether I
> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses my
> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my computer
> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to log
> > on?
> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the computer
> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Jimmy
Jimmy
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RE: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-19-2008, 07:00 PM
Good morning BirerH,
Thank you for your advice,
Unfortunately I wasnt successful though.
When I type in control passwords2 in the run menu nothing happens. Actually
the computer thinks for a few seconds and thats about it. No new windows or
anything.
Is there another way to get to the control passwords2 window without using
the run menu?
Once again thank you for your time.
Jimmy



"BirgerH" wrote:
> Hi Jimmy.
> You can do that by:
> go to start menu>run
> type:control userpasswords2
>
> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box again
> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your password
> (twice) and "OK".
> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
>
> --
> BirgerH
>
>
> "Jimmy" wrote:
>
> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me whether I
> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses my
> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my computer
> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to log
> > on?
> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the computer
> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Jimmy
Jimmy
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RE: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-19-2008, 07:35 PM
Please ignore my last 2 posts.
Your advice was very helpful.
I reread your post and it work well just like you said.
Thank you very much.

BirgerH I am just about to post another question although before I do I just
thought I would run it by you first.
When I shut down my computer I press the start button, then on the right
there are 3 buttons, one which looks like a circle with a line through the
top, a padlock and then an arrow which points to the right. To shut down I
have to first click on the arrow and then from the menu I click shut down. Is
it possible to set the Circle icon with the line through the top of it to
perform this funtion. What I mean I want to set up the computer so that when
I want to shut down the computer all I have to do is click on this circle
icon and the computer shuts down. At the moment if I click on this icon the
computer goes into sleep mode.
Once again thanks for your time.
Jimmy

"BirgerH" wrote:
> Hi Jimmy.
> You can do that by:
> go to start menu>run
> type:control userpasswords2
>
> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box again
> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your password
> (twice) and "OK".
> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
>
> --
> BirgerH
>
>
> "Jimmy" wrote:
>
> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me whether I
> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses my
> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my computer
> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to log
> > on?
> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the computer
> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Jimmy
Jimmy
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RE: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-19-2008, 07:35 PM
Please ignore my last 2 posts.
Your advice was very helpful.
I reread your post and it work well just like you said.
Thank you very much.

BirgerH I am just about to post another question although before I do I just
thought I would run it by you first.
When I shut down my computer I press the start button, then on the right
there are 3 buttons, one which looks like a circle with a line through the
top, a padlock and then an arrow which points to the right. To shut down I
have to first click on the arrow and then from the menu I click shut down. Is
it possible to set the Circle icon with the line through the top of it to
perform this funtion. What I mean I want to set up the computer so that when
I want to shut down the computer all I have to do is click on this circle
icon and the computer shuts down. At the moment if I click on this icon the
computer goes into sleep mode.
Once again thanks for your time.
Jimmy

"BirgerH" wrote:
> Hi Jimmy.
> You can do that by:
> go to start menu>run
> type:control userpasswords2
>
> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box again
> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your password
> (twice) and "OK".
> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
>
> --
> BirgerH
>
>
> "Jimmy" wrote:
>
> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me whether I
> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses my
> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my computer
> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to log
> > on?
> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the computer
> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
> > Thanks in advance.
> > Jimmy
Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Re: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-19-2008, 09:56 PM
Jimmy

If your Start Menu poser button is a yellow color, it is set to put the
computer into Sleep mode. Perform the following.

Control Panel / Power Options.
Under the selected Preferred Plan, click Change Plan Settings.
On the next screen, click Change Advanced Power Settings.

Expand Power Buttons and Lid.
Expand Start Menu Poser Button.
Click the Settings drop down menu.
Click Shutdown.

Apply / OK.

This setting will turn the Start Menu Power Button to a Red color. It will
now shutdown the system.


--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"Jimmy" <Jimmy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:3F8CBC42-A645-4219-88A4-E9BDADF57A7D@microsoft.com...
> Please ignore my last 2 posts.
> Your advice was very helpful.
> I reread your post and it work well just like you said.
> Thank you very much.
>
> BirgerH I am just about to post another question although before I do I
> just
> thought I would run it by you first.
> When I shut down my computer I press the start button, then on the right
> there are 3 buttons, one which looks like a circle with a line through the
> top, a padlock and then an arrow which points to the right. To shut down I
> have to first click on the arrow and then from the menu I click shut down.
> Is
> it possible to set the Circle icon with the line through the top of it to
> perform this funtion. What I mean I want to set up the computer so that
> when
> I want to shut down the computer all I have to do is click on this circle
> icon and the computer shuts down. At the moment if I click on this icon
> the
> computer goes into sleep mode.
> Once again thanks for your time.
> Jimmy
>
> "BirgerH" wrote:
>
>> Hi Jimmy.
>> You can do that by:
>> go to start menu>run
>> type:control userpasswords2
>>
>> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
>> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box
>> again
>> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your
>> password
>> (twice) and "OK".
>> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
>>
>> --
>> BirgerH
>>
>>
>> "Jimmy" wrote:
>>
>> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me
>> > whether I
>> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses
>> > my
>> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my
>> > computer
>> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to
>> > log
>> > on?
>> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the
>> > computer
>> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
>> > Thanks in advance.
>> > Jimmy
Jimmy
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Re: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-20-2008, 09:33 PM

Thank you very much Ronnie,
youve been a great help.
Jimmy

"Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
> Jimmy
>
> If your Start Menu poser button is a yellow color, it is set to put the
> computer into Sleep mode. Perform the following.
>
> Control Panel / Power Options.
> Under the selected Preferred Plan, click Change Plan Settings.
> On the next screen, click Change Advanced Power Settings.
>
> Expand Power Buttons and Lid.
> Expand Start Menu Poser Button.
> Click the Settings drop down menu.
> Click Shutdown.
>
> Apply / OK.
>
> This setting will turn the Start Menu Power Button to a Red color. It will
> now shutdown the system.
>
>
> --
>
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Desktop Experience
>
>
> "Jimmy" <Jimmy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3F8CBC42-A645-4219-88A4-E9BDADF57A7D@microsoft.com...
> > Please ignore my last 2 posts.
> > Your advice was very helpful.
> > I reread your post and it work well just like you said.
> > Thank you very much.
> >
> > BirgerH I am just about to post another question although before I do I
> > just
> > thought I would run it by you first.
> > When I shut down my computer I press the start button, then on the right
> > there are 3 buttons, one which looks like a circle with a line through the
> > top, a padlock and then an arrow which points to the right. To shut down I
> > have to first click on the arrow and then from the menu I click shut down.
> > Is
> > it possible to set the Circle icon with the line through the top of it to
> > perform this funtion. What I mean I want to set up the computer so that
> > when
> > I want to shut down the computer all I have to do is click on this circle
> > icon and the computer shuts down. At the moment if I click on this icon
> > the
> > computer goes into sleep mode.
> > Once again thanks for your time.
> > Jimmy
> >
> > "BirgerH" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Jimmy.
> >> You can do that by:
> >> go to start menu>run
> >> type:control userpasswords2
> >>
> >> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username etc..
> >> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box
> >> again
> >> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your
> >> password
> >> (twice) and "OK".
> >> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
> >>
> >> --
> >> BirgerH
> >>
> >>
> >> "Jimmy" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me
> >> > whether I
> >> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who uses
> >> > my
> >> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my
> >> > computer
> >> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having to
> >> > log
> >> > on?
> >> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the
> >> > computer
> >> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
> >> > Thanks in advance.
> >> > Jimmy
>
Ronnie Vernon MVP
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Re: Bypass account question at start up
Posted: 02-21-2008, 10:38 PM
Jimmy

Your welcome.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"Jimmy" <Jimmy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8949E32F-22B5-406A-94BC-8E5B9FDF1A03@microsoft.com...
>
> Thank you very much Ronnie,
> youve been a great help.
> Jimmy
>
> "Ronnie Vernon MVP" wrote:
>
>> Jimmy
>>
>> If your Start Menu poser button is a yellow color, it is set to put the
>> computer into Sleep mode. Perform the following.
>>
>> Control Panel / Power Options.
>> Under the selected Preferred Plan, click Change Plan Settings.
>> On the next screen, click Change Advanced Power Settings.
>>
>> Expand Power Buttons and Lid.
>> Expand Start Menu Poser Button.
>> Click the Settings drop down menu.
>> Click Shutdown.
>>
>> Apply / OK.
>>
>> This setting will turn the Start Menu Power Button to a Red color. It
>> will
>> now shutdown the system.
>>
>>
>> --
>>
>> Ronnie Vernon
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows Desktop Experience
>>
>>
>> "Jimmy" <Jimmy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:3F8CBC42-A645-4219-88A4-E9BDADF57A7D@microsoft.com...
>> > Please ignore my last 2 posts.
>> > Your advice was very helpful.
>> > I reread your post and it work well just like you said.
>> > Thank you very much.
>> >
>> > BirgerH I am just about to post another question although before I do I
>> > just
>> > thought I would run it by you first.
>> > When I shut down my computer I press the start button, then on the
>> > right
>> > there are 3 buttons, one which looks like a circle with a line through
>> > the
>> > top, a padlock and then an arrow which points to the right. To shut
>> > down I
>> > have to first click on the arrow and then from the menu I click shut
>> > down.
>> > Is
>> > it possible to set the Circle icon with the line through the top of it
>> > to
>> > perform this funtion. What I mean I want to set up the computer so that
>> > when
>> > I want to shut down the computer all I have to do is click on this
>> > circle
>> > icon and the computer shuts down. At the moment if I click on this icon
>> > the
>> > computer goes into sleep mode.
>> > Once again thanks for your time.
>> > Jimmy
>> >
>> > "BirgerH" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Hi Jimmy.
>> >> You can do that by:
>> >> go to start menu>run
>> >> type:control userpasswords2
>> >>
>> >> In the window opened, you check the box: Users might use username
>> >> etc..
>> >> When checked, mark the user you want (administrator), uncheck the box
>> >> again
>> >> and choose "Confirm". In the "Automatic LogOn" box you write your
>> >> password
>> >> (twice) and "OK".
>> >> Then "OK" again - restart and your computer logs in automatic.
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> BirgerH
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "Jimmy" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I would like to bypass the start up question where windows asks me
>> >> > whether I
>> >> > want to log in as administrator or guest. I am the only person who
>> >> > uses
>> >> > my
>> >> > computer so I dont need this function. Is there a way to have my
>> >> > computer
>> >> > bypass this at start up and go straight to my account without having
>> >> > to
>> >> > log
>> >> > on?
>> >> > Better still I dont need accounts at all. I just want to turn the
>> >> > computer
>> >> > on and have it go straight to my desktop.
>> >> > Thanks in advance.
>> >> > Jimmy
>>
 
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