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Windows 7: Searching for a certain piece of Log-in software


13 Mar 2012   #1

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Searching for a certain piece of Log-in software

Some time ago, I stumbled upon a piece of software that could automatically log in at start-up, and then log the computer. The purpose of this piece of software is to allow the computer to start up and load the different progresses while the computer is locked. I have searched for it but was unable to find it, so now I wondered if anybody knows it?

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13 Mar 2012   #2

windows 7 nvidia
 
 

No but I have considered it. The reason why I don't want to use it is that, it is too easy to lock in through the alternate boot modes
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15 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 pro 64bit SP1
 
 

I have been using the following method for years and works well, I forget where I got it from. There isn't a need to download and install any extra programs.


1. Press [Windows]+R to access the Run dialog box.


2. Type Control userpasswords2 in the Open text box and click OK to access the User Accounts dialog box.


3. Select your user name and clear the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" check box.


4. Click OK to display the Automatically Log On dialog box, type your password in both the Password and Confirm Password text boxes, and click OK.


5. Right-click on the desktop and select New | Shortcut from the context menu to access the Create Shortcut wizard.


6. Type rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation in the "Type the location of the item" text box and click Next. (Take note of the uppercase letters in the word LockWorkStationas you type it—if you don't use the exact case, the shortcut will fail.)


7. Type Lock Down in the Type A Name For This Shortcut text box and click Finish.


8. Double-click the Lock Down shortcut to make sure that is works correctly.


9. Drag the Lock Down shortcut over to the Start menu and place it in the All Programs | Startup folder.


Now when you turn on or reboot your system, it will automatically log on and then display the Unlock Computer dialog box or the Welcome screen while startup programs continue to load in the background.
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15 Mar 2012   #4

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nojmit View Post
...............9. Drag the Lock Down shortcut over to the Start menu and place it in the All Programs | Startup folder........
That is pretty nice. I'm not in a position to test this right now, but does holding down the shift key during boot up allow the auto log in to be processed without allowing the items in the start up folder to run? Just wondering.
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