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Want to get rid of OS selection screen

I'm frustrated of having to select the operating system everytime I start my computer is there a way I can get rid of it also I want to be able to directly land to my desktop without having to login or click the username

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Do you have different operating systems installed, as well as windows, or just windows?

If you only have windows XP installed then you can modify the boot.ini file. Rather than explain it all here. I am inserting a link to a very detailed howto: http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/bootini.htm

If you have Ubuntu installed you can change the settings from the grub bootloader in Linux.

You can change the way your computer logs you in by not setting a password under the user profile settings.
You can do this under control panel, users.
If you only have one computer on your network you can do this without any problems.
It however is not suggested you do so if you are going to be sharing, or accessing media from other computers on your home network.

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Right Click MY COMPUTER > PROPERTIES >(click) ADVANCED > (Under startup and recovery click) SETTINGS > uncheck the option time to display the list of Operating System.

For automatic log in:
Click Start>run>type "control userpasswords2"(without quotes)> select the user name you prefer and uncheck the option that says "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"
you will be required to provide the password for the selected username if you do not have a password leave it blank> click apply and ok

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Hi there.
First of all delete any passwords that protect the account and any users that you don't want (not your own)
Then, Right click on my computer and select "properties" tab, then you want the advanced tab and then "startup and recovery" tab and then the "edit" tab. You should see something like this >>>
[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

It should look like this so delete the second string and save:

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect

Restart the PC and it should boot straight into windows

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!!

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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