Bypass Password On Windows XP Login

by on February 1, 2008

Q: I am running Windows XP and I am wondering how I can remove the login screen. Back when I had Windows 98 I would just boot up my computer and I would be logged into it, there was no need to pick a user and a password. Is it possible to change the settings on Windows XP to allow me to just go straight to windows without having to login?

A: In Windows XP you should be able to bypass the password on start up by following the instructions below:

If you are *not* joined to a domain see at the bottom:

1. Click Start, and then click Run.

2. In the Open box, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.

3. Clear the “Users must enter a user name and password to use this
computer
” check box, and then click Apply.

4. In the Automatically Log On window, type the password in the Password
box, and then retype the password in the Confirm Password box.

5. Click OK to close the Automatically Log On window, and then click OK
to close the User Accounts window.

Let me know if there are any problems with these steps and I will be happy to further assist you.