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I have windows xp home edition..after the welcome logo come on and i click on my name the computer starts to log me in then logs me out..how do i get passed this? i tried it also on adminstrator and it does the same thing..

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Have you activated the OS ???

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Logon Change


Enable Log-On Screen


Windows, by default, is set to show the Welcome screen during startup.

To enable the log-on screen to show, go to "Start" menu and select "Control Panel".

In the control panel, click on "User Accounts".


In the "User Accounts" dialog-box, click "Change the way users log on or off" and uncheck the "Welcome Screen" option.

Click "Apply Options" to save the changes.

Change Log-On Screen Background Color


To change the log-on screen background color, go to the "Start" menu and click on "Run".

In the run dialog-box, type "mspaint" as the name of the program to "Open".


Click on "OK". In the "Paint" window that opens, select "Colors" from the main menu and click on "Edit Colors". In the "Edit Colors" dialog-box, select "Define custom colors".


Here pick the color of your choice and note down the "Red", "Green" and "Blue" values.

Write down these values somewhere.


Click "Cancel" and close the paint window without saving. Now, go to the "Start" menu, click "Run" and enter "regedit" as the name of the program to "Open".


In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\COLORS and double-click the "Background" string.


In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, change the values in the "Value data" field to the red, green and blue color values that you wrote down (e.g. 75 78 173).


The default value will be 0 78 152. Enter the values in the correct red-green-blue order, separated by a space. Close the registry editor and log off to see the changes.


Put Image in Log-On Screen Background
To put your favorite picture in the background of the log-on screen, click "Start", then "Run", and type in "regedit". In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\CONTROL PANEL\DESKTOP and double-click the string "Wallpaper". In the "Edit String" dialog-box that opens up, enter the full path and filename of the image that you want to use as the background. The image must be in .bmp format. Click "OK" and close the registry editor. Log off to see the changes. hope this helps




Oct 03, 2012 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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Methods to reset your Windows XP password


There is nothing to worry if you forgot your Windows logon password or if your password expires. You can reset your Windows password by following instructions given below.<br /><br />You cannot reset password unless you have reset disk or can log on as an administrator. You may need to reinstall your operating system before using computer again. This is an essential safety measure setup by Microsoft Windows. Without this, anyone could change a password of anyone's computer. <br /><br />Reset Windows XP Home Edition Password<br /> <br />There are two methods to reset Windows XP Home Edition password<br /><br />First Method: <br /><br />To reset password you may need to log on as an administrator. Follow steps mentioned below to log on as an administrator <br /><br />a. Reboot the PC.<br />b. Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE couple of times, and then type the name of the administrator user name or just type 'Administrator'.<br /><br />c. Type your administrator password in the password field, and click OK. If you do not know the password, leave it blank, and click OK. <br />d. Press Start button on the taskbar, and click Run.<br />e. Enter control user passwords 2, and click OK button.<br />f. Open Users tab, select the user account form the list that you want to reset the password for, and press Reset Password.<br />g. Select a new password and Enter it in the new password field and then type that password again in the confirm password field, and then press OK.<br />h. Reboot the PC, and try logging in to the computer. <br /><br />If your computer is a member of a domain then follow these steps:<br /><br />To log on to the window as an administrator: <br /><br />a. Reboot the PC, and press the F8 key during the boot until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears.<br />b. Select the Safe Mode option, and press ENTER key.<br />c. Select Microsoft Windows XP edition, and press ENTER key. <br />d. Click your user name screen button, then click Administrator, and enter the administrator password in the password field.<br />e. Press ENTER key, and click Yes. <br /><br />To reset the Microsoft windows password:<br /><br />Click Start button on the taskbar below and then click Run.<br /><br />f. Enter control user passwords 2 in the text field, and click OK.<br />g. Pick the logon user name for which you want to alter the password.<br />h. Click on Change the Password, and enter a new log on password. <br />i. Press Change Password button.<br />j. Reboot the PC, and then log on to the windows. <br /><br />The Second Method: Using a password reset disk<br />To log on to the computer by using a password reset disk, follow the steps outlined below. <br /><br />Reset password for Windows XP Professional Edition<br /><br />1. Reboot your PC.<br />2. Click the user name, you'll see an error. <br />3. Click on the Use your password reset disk. The Password Reset Wizard window will open.<br />4. Click Next.<br />5. Insert the password reset disc into the CD/DVD drive, and click Next.<br />6. Type a new password and confirm the password in the required fields, then click on Next.<br />7. Click Finish, log on to the PC again. <br /><br />

on Jan 18, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile


Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Professional loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. 2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Advanced. 5. In the left pane, click the Users folder. 6. On the Action menu, click New User. 7. Enter the appropriate user information, and then click Create
Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Home Edition loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials. 2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Under Pick a task, click Create a new account. 5. Type a name for the user information, and then click Next. 6. Click an account type, and then click Create Account

Copy Files to the New User Profile loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); 1. Log on as a user other than the user whose profile you are copying files to or from. 2. In Windows Explorer, click Tools, click Folder Options, click the View tab, click Show hidden files and folders, click to clear the Hide protected operating system files check box, and then click OK. 3. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and Old_Username is the name of the profile you want to copy user data from. 4. Press and hold down the CTRL key while you click each file and subfolder in this folder, except the following files: • Ntuser.dat • Ntuser.dat.log • Ntuser.ini 5. On the Edit menu, click Copy. 6. Locate the C:\Documents and Settings\New_Username folder, where C is the drive on which Windows XP is installed, and New_Username is the name of the user profile that you created in the "Create a New User Profile" section. 7. On the Edit menu, click Paste. 8. Log off the computer, and then log on as the new user.

on Mar 24, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Usually, when I turn my computer on, a small window appears so that I can enter my password and log in. After downloading a McAfee product that I purchased, the window no longer appears so I am not...


Click start then control panel Click User Accounts Click on Change the way users log on or off Check both Use the welcome screen and Fast user Switching Click apply Click on your account and add a password to your account if there is not one added already.

Jul 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Forgot password to get into windows


When I forgot Lenovo Windows 8 password, I got Windows Password Recovery Tool Ultimate to support me make a password reset disk with USB and reset password efficiently!

Apr 30, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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How do i unlock my windows xp


Windows XP includes a new Microsoft Natural Keyboard shortcut to lock your computer. Any other compatible keyboard that includes the Windows logo key and the Application key can also perform this task.To use this shortcut, press the Windows logo key+L. The following list has different computer lock-up scenarios that are available to you, as well as other ways to lock the computer: Fast User Switching Enabled loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the Fast User Switching feature is enabled and you lock the computer, you can observe the same behavior as if you switched users: The computer returns to the Welcome screen and other users can log on to the computer. Fast User Switching Disabled loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the Fast User Switching feature is disabled and you lock the computer, the Unlock Computer dialog box is displayed that requires the current logged-on user to enter a password to unlock the computer.

Jan 04, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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Start Menu Picture Disappeared Suddenly


Turn the Welcome screen on or off It sounds as if you accidentally turned off the welcome screen. Here's how to turn that function on and off:



To turn the Welcome screen on or off
You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain.
  1. Open shortcutcold.gifUser Accounts in Control Panel.
  2. Click Change the way users log on or off.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box. A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.
    • To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box. The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.
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  • To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  • Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you require further assistance.

Feb 26, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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Windows log on


You can try logging in as administrator.  As the computer starts up press 'F8' to get into the boot options and select 'Safe Mode with Networking".  Click on the administrator login, the password is blank unless you set one during installation.  Once in windows you can modify the user accounts in control panel.
Note:  If you have never used "F8" to get to the boot menu before the timing is a bit tricky.  If you see the windows logo you are too late. Try pressing "F8" several times instead of just holding it down

Nov 28, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have forgotten the password that i used when opening my account. please assist. thank you phill rogers


Forgetting your Windows administrator login password. With no way to get into the system, you can’t even perform basic maintenance, let alone a thorough tune-up. Formatting is always an option, but we consider that a last resort. (Plus, guess who’s going to have to help reinstall all the programs lost after a wipe?) But all hope is not lost. There are a few ways to actually retrieve a lost Windows account password. Read on, and we’ll show you the light.

1st Method:
The first thing which you check if you forget login password. When we install Windows, it automatically creates an account "Administrator" and sets its password to blank. So if you have forget your user account password then try this:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type "Administrator" (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from "Control Panel -> User Accounts".
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.

2th Method:
There are a lot of Windows password revealers and crackers available, but I’ve found that Windows Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password
You can use the ISO to burn a boot CD. Follow these instructions:
1. Download ISO file from http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com Windows Password Recovery Tool
2. Burn to a CD using a CD burning tool such as Nero or Roxio or MagicISO
3. Insert CD into drive and reboot.
4. You may have to select an option in the BIOS to get the computer to boot from the CD.
Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.

Sep 19, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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No rights to run control panel requires new instal need media


1. to gain rights do the following.

The built-in Administrator account is hidden from Welcome Screen when a user account with Administrator privileges exists and enabled. In Windows XP Home Edition, you can login as built-in Administrator in Safe Mode only. For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
To have the Administrator account displayed in the Welcome Screen, try one of these methods:
Method 1: Using TweakUI Power Toy for Windows XP Download TweakUI from here: v2.00 for Windows XP | v2.10 for XP SP1 and above
Open TweakUI and click "Logon" option in the left pane. Put a checkmark against the option "Show Administrator on Welcome Screen". Click OK to close TweakUI. Logoff and see if Welcome Screen lists Administrator login. Changes are immediate and you can use the Winkey + L to switch back to Welcome Screen to see Administrator account is listed.
Use this procedure to hide/unhide any user account from the Welcome Screen. Please remember, you can still login to a hidden account using CTRL+ALT+DEL classic logon method, but cannot Fast User Switch to a hidden user account.
Method 2 - Manual registry edit
  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Winlogon \ SpecialAccounts \ UserList
  • Use the File, Export option to backup the key
  • Create a new DWORD Value named Administrator
  • Double-click Administrator, and set 1 as its data
  • Exit the Registry Editor.
For Windows XP Home Edition While you can configure Windows XP Home Edition to show Administrator account in the Welcome Screen, you cannot login as Administrator in Normal mode. Visit the following link for more information:
Error Message: Unable to Log You on Because of an Account Restriction

Sep 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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