Disabling welcome screen in XP


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Not that anybody asked about it but I was looking for it and figured I might as well share what I found:

To Login automatically to a user account, follow the instructions below:
1) Click on Run
2) Type in the following command and click OK

control userpasswords2
3) Highlight the user you want to log into automatically, then uncheck the box for
"Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"
4) Click on Apply and you'll be asked to verify the username and password to log in automatically
5) Click OK and the next time you restart your computer, you'll automatically be logged in without having the classic prompt or Welcome Screen.

It was bugging me to have to click on that user button every time my xp boots. And I only have one user on my pc, so there was no need for welcome screen. This helped.