Auto Login Feature in Windows® XP®
Windows XP is one of the most stable Operating System from Microsoft. It is built on the Windows NT kernel platform. It comes in the editions like Windows XP Home edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Media Centre edition, Windows XP tablet PC edition etc. Windows XP offers improved graphics feature than its older version. The improved graphical user interface, new start menu and the task bar, Windows Explorer, search options etc. are some of the features that made Windows XP stable than other OS. The Windows XP Operating System is widely chosen OS for its security, reliability and compatibility. Auto Login is another amazing feature of Windows XP. You could store the password and other information in the registry which helps to login automatically.
- Enabling Auto Login
The Auto Login feature of the Windows XP helps you to login the system without any security checks. The registry database holds the passwords for user login. The mode of the system behavior would be based on the password settled in the Windows registry. This is helpful if you don’t need to uncover your password to others. It saves time by avoiding the password authentication from user.
By turning on the Auto Login in your computer, anyone could gain access to your computer. It could also access the network that is connected with your computer. By making the administrator password Auto Login, user could perform the administrator function without using the admin password. The administrator function would include installing the software in your system, configuring the system with the network, creating user accounts etc. You should take extra care to prevent users from accessing this facility.
You could enable the Auto Login feature with some simple steps. Select the Run option from the Start menu. Type the command 'control userpasswords2' in the text box and press Enter. Go to the User Accounts and clear the check mark near 'Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer' if it is marked, then click OK. By clicking Next, a new window opens, here you need to enter the username and password that you want make Auto Login. Confirm the password and then click OK.