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bypass login on XP Professional

Posted on 2008-06-26
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Last Modified: 2013-11-09
I am using Windows XP Professional and I want to bypass the login. I followed a procedure to let me do that and it worked, except that it logs me in as administrator and I have to log out and log into my own profile. How do I configure it so that it bypasses login and logs into the profile that i want it to?
Question by:dspringer22
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eXpeLLeD_4RM_heLL earned 375 total points
ID: 21877362
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon and check the value for AutoAdminLogon is set to 1. Also check the value for DefaultUserName is set to the user name that you want it to log on with and also the AltDefaultUserName is set to the same above user.


Expert Comment

ID: 21877646

Start>Run>control userpasswords2

This will allow you to select the login name you wish and to bypass the login screen.


Author Closing Comment

ID: 31470997
It was an accurate answer, but if were a novice I would have been confused by the instructions. The commenter instructed me to "Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE...". I recognized this as a registry entry so I knew to run "regedit" but a novice would have been at a loss. Thanks eXpeLLeD for your reply.  It solved my problem.

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ID: 21877927
Thanks for the heads up dspringer22 ill keep my answas more basic the next tym

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