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How to Auto-login into Windows XP?

I have a Windows XP computer which is auto-restarted every night at 2AM.

I notice that after the restart at 2 AM, even the scheduled tasks for 3 AM don't run on their own until I manually login at 8 AM, after which they run fine.

I would like to auto-login into this computer using a specific username and password as soon as the computer is up after the restart, so that other tasks can continue running.

Please advise if it can be accomplished.

Thanks.
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Ricky66
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Ricky66
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CompProbSolvCommented:
Try:
start
run
control userpasswords2
uncheck: Users must enter a username and password to use this computer
apply
enter the user name and password you wish to use
OK
OK
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XaelianCommented:
Hi,

You can take a look at this microsoft article.
Provides you with all the methods to do this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231
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Exchange_GeekCommented:
I think the information provided by CompProvSolv makes total sense to me, here are the screenshot wise solution for what he wrote

http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/login-automatically-on-windows-xp-home-professional/

Regards,
Exchange_Geek
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vicky19Commented:
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Lionel MMSmall Business IT ConsultantCommented:
This is a small app from Microsoft that you can run (I use it on XP and Server 2003) to enable and disable autologon--will prompt you for username and password
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963905.aspx
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Ricky66Author Commented:
Thanks!
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