Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

With Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 is there a way of turning OFF the password prompt at startup where you have to enter a username and password all the time.  I am unable to see how to turn this off??

Alo I have a customer who wants to use this to run their MYOB Premier version 10.  If anyone else uses Windows XP mode like this, can I ask how you have found it?  Is it stable enough to do this?

mbellettyAsked:
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
It sounds to me that you are asking how to automatically logon to the XP mode virtual pc.  The first thing to try in the XP virtual machine is this:  removing the check mark next to Use the Welcome Screen in Control Panel -> User Accounts -> Change the way Users logon or off.  If that doesn't do it, see this MSKB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315231
How to Enable Automatic Logon in Windows

You can also:  go to Start -> in the Run dialog box off the Start Menu -> type CONTROL USERPASSWORDS2 and click OK -> Select the account you want to use and remove the check from the "Users must enter a password" checkbox.

And, if you have only one user on the machine with no password, are not on a domain, then you can follow this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;282866
HOW TO: Automatically Log On a User Account in Windows XP

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mark1208Commented:
Hi mbelletty,

To turn off the password prompt at startup:
1) Manually start the XP Mode Virtual Machine (Start > All Programs > Windows Virtual PC > Windows XP Mode)
2) Use the "Remember my credentials" check box within the Windows Security dialog box  (see attached) to save your logon credentials across future sessions.

Regarding the MYOB portion of your question, the best advice I can offer is to test out v10 in XP Mode and see if performance is acceptable. XP Mode has proven to be generally reliable for standalone/single-user installs; however, I would caution against it if the host workstation was under-qualified from a hardware perspective.

The better solution might be to convince your customer that upgrading to the current version (12, I believe?!) is best, so they obtain Win7 native compatibility today and future-proof against further compatibility issues with subsequent versions. (Remember that 64-bit only processors/apps are just around the corner!).

Hope this helps!
-Mark


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mark1208Commented:
Hi mbelletty, just following up to see how things are progressing. Any luck?

-Mark
LeeTutorretiredCommented:
mbelletty, how about some feedback?
mark1208Commented:
Hi mbelletty, just following up to make sure you received the support needed. Anything further that LeeTutor or I can help with?

Thanks,
Mark
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