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Disable User Logon In Windows XP

Wayne from Akron asks: I am so tired of logging in every time I go to use my Windows XP computer. Is there some easy way to turn this off? Or should I just delete my password all together?

Yes, you can turn this feature off (disable the password), and no, it’s probably not a good idea to delete your password all together. As a user, your account is much more secure if it has a password. So keep the password; you don’t have to log on with it just because it’s there! And here’s how.

#1. Point to Start, then Run, and then click on Run.


Next, type in control userpasswords2 (make sure and put a space between control and userpasswords2) and click on OK.


A box will pop up, naming the accounts on the computer. Select your name from the user list, and then uncheck the box next to Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.


The box now looks like this. Click on Apply.


Now this box has popped up; type your password in and confirm it.


And you’re done. No more tedious log ons and you still have security. Ya can’t ask for better than that!

~ Lori Cline