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Remove Windows password for home users

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Sometimes users working at home don't want to enter a password for Windows XP. Although it is not the most secure idea, you can change settings for certain users so Windows doesn't ask for a password at startup.

You can also use the following steps to enable automatic logon without editing the registry in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional (not joined to a domain).

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type Control Userpasswords2, and then click OK.
In the dialog box that appears, clear the 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' check box, and then click OK.

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This was first published in December 2003

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