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Why Doesn't Windows XP Ask for a Password When Computer Boots Up?

Hi,

My client has a Windows XP computer. He wants to use a password when he boots up so no one else can see his stuff. But when we turn on the machine, the OS goes straight to his log in without asking for a password.

Why is this, and how can I fix it?

Thanks.
Kara
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
Try this:  go to Start -> Run -> type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 and hit Enter -> put a check mark next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer
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louisbohmCommented:
Go to Start -> Settings -> User Accounts.  On the Advanced page click on "Require users to press Ctrl-Alt-Delete" in the Secure logon section.
Louis
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KCTSCommented:
or download and run the AutoLogon tool from http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/Security/Autologon.mspx and select DISABLE.
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willcompCommented:
If a password has not been set (sounds like the case), simply go to Control Panel --> Users and set a password for his account.
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kara334Author Commented:
Thank you all for your suggestions! I will try them and get back to you.

Kara
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Shanmuga SundaramDirector of Software EngineeringCommented:
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
kara334, any feedback?
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kara334Author Commented:
Worked great! Thank you so much LeeTutor!
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