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    Win 7 Pro Standalone - straight to desktop?

    Is there a way of getting win7 pro standalone to just go straight to the desktop rather than prompt for login details?

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    i know in xp you can set registry vaules to auto log in some i sure there is one for windows 7 - i will have a look see if there are similar things that can be set on my work pc tomorrow - my home machine is linux!

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    Windows Key-R, type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes-I think this is what you are looking for

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    Quote Originally Posted by geloomis View Post
    Windows Key-R, type "control userpasswords2" without the quotes-I think this is what you are looking for
    What am I looking for? I unticked the require CTRL+ALT+DEL box but it still doestn autologin

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    once you de-select control-alt-delete you then have to choose the user you want the computer to authenticate as and enter the password.

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    yes you have it right-remove the checkmark-remember, the settings will only keep if you are authrnticated as an administrator BEFORE you make changes.

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