Windows® ME Auto Login
Things to keep in mind while Auto Login in Windows® ME operating system
Windows® ME is a special Millennium Edition operating system launched by Microsoft® in the year 2000. ME is the short form for Millennium Edition. The operating system was designed keeping in mind mainly the home PC users. Although Windows® ME was the successor of Windows® 9X operating system, but it did not support real mode MS-DOS®. This resulted in increased boot time of the system. It was never a desirable OS by the customers since it had limited abilities of upgrading software. Some of the new features which the Microsoft® included in Windows® ME were Windows® Movie Maker, Windows Media® Player 7 and Windows® Image Acquisition. Windows® ME used TCP/IP protocol architecture to setup networks. The Auto Login feature in Windows® ME allows users to login to their systems without having to face a login box where you are asked to enter a user-name and password.
The things to be kept in mind while using the auto login feature of Windows® ME are:
- Get rid of the existing password
- Use Tweak UI to be on a Safer Side
- For Multiple User Accounts
Get rid of the existing password
The login screen can be really annoying if you are the only one using your system. It is not really necessary for you to pass through an authentication if your system is not networked or used by others. Before you try to get rid of the login screen by setting the auto login feature, make sure that you have not set a password in the ‘Settings’ tab. Check for this in the ‘Control Panel’ and if you find an existing password, remove it by leaving a blank space in the area provided.
Use Tweak UI to be on a Safer Side
If you are trying to configure auto login through Windows® Registry in your system with Windows® ME operating system, you might witness some registry-related errors. These errors can turn out to be critical. In order to stay away from such issues, download and use Tweak UI. Tweak UI is an application released by Microsoft® to save you from getting such errors. This will help you keep your hands off from the Registry and thus avoid the unwanted errors.
The way you remove the login box for a single user might not work if your system is configured for use by multiple users. In order to remove the login box for multiple accounts, run the Registry Editor. Go to the ‘Network’ tab and click ‘Logon’. Open the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and key in “01” in place of “11” at the final binary entry. In this way you can get rid of the login box for all the users.