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How to stop autologon?

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Dear experts:

Hi!

My WinXP workstation automatically logs in. Previously I used TweakUI briefly and uninstalled it.

How to stop the automatic logon?

Thanks!

duta
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2 possibilities.
One, go to Start|Run and type "control userpasswords2"
On the Users tab, place a check in "Users must enter a user name......"

2nd, open regedit and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
Either delete "AutoAdminLogon" or set it to 0
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by:duta
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TO: Kenneniah:

Thank you so much for your kind, prompt response.

By the way, it automatically logs in a user account, not admin account.
The user account already has a password.

Thanks!

duta
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by:duta
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TO: tim_qui:

I am sorry for not replying sooner. I am writing to you upon checking your kind tip.

I will try all of them, and will come back to you.

Thanks!

duta

p.s.: I did a little research regarding autologon  topic. But I could not find what you found for me. Thanks!
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"By the way, it automatically logs in a user account, not admin account."
The AutoAdminLogon is just the name of the registry key. It can be used to auto logon any account. It doesn't matter if the account is an admin or not.

"The user account already has a password."
control userpasswords2, and that checkbox I mentioned have nothing to do with whether an account has a password or not. It's a setting for automatic logon.
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by:Kenneniah
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Doesn't that link basically mention TweakUI (which the original poster mentioned", and the registry and "control userpasswords2" that I've already posted?
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by:duta
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TO: Kenneniah:

Thank you so much for your kind response.

Yes, I think so. I am taking time to go through all of your tips. Gibe me just a little bit more time.

Thanks!

duta
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by:Kenneniah
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Of course, another option would always be to reinstall TweakUI and use it to remove the settings, then uninstall it again :)
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To Kenneniah:

Thanks again!

I am scred of using TweakUI again.  I am very close to fixing the problem.

Thanks!

duta
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by:callrs
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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Operating_Systems/WinXP/Q_21906454.html   PC (Win XP) boots up without showing the log-in window
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