Skip user selection at Windows XP Starup
Posted on 2007-03-23
Recently I have installed a fresh copy of Windows XP Pro on my desktop. It is a stand alone computer connected to the internet. For the first week or so as soon as I would power up the machine it would go straight to my desktop. Then, all of a sudden, when I power on the machine it brings me to the user selectoin screen where I have to click my name or picture icon to proceed to my desktop. While I understand this feature is nice for multiple users, or if you have a username and password set, I on the other hand am not worried about these security functions and don't want them there. Is there anyway to configure windows so that it will bypass the user selection screen and just go to my desktop?
Also, when ever I am away from the machine for 5-10 min (whatever I have the timelimit on the screensaver set at) when I move the mouse and the screen saver goes away, i'm again presented with the user selection screen, instead of just going back to the desktop. Can this be fixed as well?