|17 Dec 2012||#1|
Welcome screen shows Administrator and Owner icons (options)
How do I permanently show only one "Owner/User"?
- the Welcome screen (and after hibernation/sleep) always shows Admin + Owner
- as the only user + administrator ... the options are pointless for me
- I would like to skip the Welcome user options all together.
I have had days of problems understanding the Win-7 "security settings" on each and every folder
and maybe I have saboatged myself.
The PC is only used for internet browsing, surfing, research, no games
- I am a MS-Excel + MS-Word + AutoCad programmer in VBA, but that is my limit
ie, Office 2003, and some VBScript -- but I am no expert
No MS Office programs, nor any third party open-office
Classic Shell 3.6.3 ... on Start menu (I am an XP die hard)
Metapad.exe -- (portable mode)
Explorer++.exe -- (portable)
ClipX.exe (clipboard tool)
Virtual Keyboard -- (portable)
Any help would be appreciated
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|17 Dec 2012||#2|
To skip the welcome screen altogether you can do by using netplwiz.exe (Start/run, or search for it).
Select the user you want to log on as (eg Owner), and then uncheck the "Users must enter a username/password..." prompt.
Be aware that this may have security implications by bypassing a log on.
If you want to log on as administrator you can just log off and it will show the log on screen as you see it now.
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|18 Dec 2012||#3|
Thank you TanyaC
Your tweak did it exactly how I want.
What I did ...
In Welcome2 window
- I assumed "administrator" rather than lower ranked "Owner" (or "Guest")
Start > Run
User Accounts (dialog) > Users (tab)
- "Users for this computer" panel is disabled when "[ ] Users must enter a user nameand password etc..."
- so ...
[x] Users must enter a user nameand password etc... <<< checked
- selected the "Owner" item
[ ] Users must enter a user nameand password etc... <<< unchecked
- shows another dialog "Automatically Log On"
- this is where I was originally confused, I assume this step is to clear password
- my PC does not use passwords -- because I am single user
Start > Log Off Administrator
Starts without Welcome2 window
- with access as administrator if I need it via Start > LogOff User
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