For Increased Security, You May Wish To Disable
The Windows XP Welcome Screen
Normally, when you boot up your machine, Windows XP shows you a "Welcome" screen
where you can easily click on your account name. Then, all you need to do is
enter your password, and you're ready to go! There may be times, however, where
you want to disable this screen. If other users access the same computer, you
may not want others to know the name of your administrator and/or other
accounts. Thus, for added security, you can revert to the default login screen
where users have to correctly enter their username and password.
1. Click the "Start" menu.
2. Select "Control Panel".
3. When the Control Panel appears, select "User Accounts".
4. When the "User Accounts" window appears, underneath "Or pick an account to
change", click "Change the way users log on or off".
5. Uncheck "Use the Welcome Screen".
6. Click the "Apply Options" button.
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