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Thread: How do you get rid of the ugly welcome screen?




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    I'm running XP Pro.

    I just reformatted yesterday to fix some problems, and am in the process of tweaking it as I had done a couple years ago.

    Here's my question: I can't remember how I got rid of the ugly blue welcome screen when I boot, or how I got rid of the ugly blue "saving settings" screen when I close down.

    I used to have it such that it went right from the boot screen (windows xp professional loading) to my desktop, with nothing but a quick black screen in between.

    I checked the tweak guides, but couldn't find the answer. Thx for the help.

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    try...

    Start --> Run.. --> type: "control userpasswords2" (without quotes). A User Accounts window should appear.

    uncheck "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer"

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    make sure the login that you want to auto-login is selected when you do that^

    :cheers:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Thx, but I already have it set such that I don't need to login when I bootup. The screen I'm talking about just says "Welcome", and is an ugly blue. It lasts about 5 or 6 seconds before going to my desktop. I can't remember at all how I got rid of that nonsense.

    Thx for the help though.

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    I figured it out if anybody else cares to know...

    Get rid of blue "Welcome" screen:

    Control Panel --> User Accounts --> Change the way users log on or off --> Click "Cancel" if dialog box appears --> Untick Use the Welcome screen.

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    You can replace that boring blue screen with something fancier with this program: http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/ . It's free and aside from loading some website links I can't see where it loaded any nasty garbage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDawg
    You can replace that boring blue screen with something fancier with this program: http://www.stardock.com/products/logonstudio/ . It's free and aside from loading some website links I can't see where it loaded any nasty garbage.
    I don't think so.

    tjgartner,
    Thanks for the scoop. It will be nice to get rid of that annoying blue screen. Maybe the color is reminiscent of problems in older Windows systems? :barf:
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    The links I referred to are easily deleted and do not show up as "nasties" with ad-aware. The program does use these links as a type of adware but it is not obtrusive. Removing the welcome screen prolly makes more sense than changing it but I enjoy the eyecandy.
    Antec 900 case (4 120mm and 1 200mm lighted fans + UFO flashing light set + 2 12" and 1 6" Mutant Mods meteor lights) - Aerogate ll thermal controller - Asus M2N-e SLI - AMD 64 X2 AM2 6400+ - Corsair TX650 PSU - MSI 450GTS Cyclone OC - 2 X 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance PC2 6400 RAM - SATA 320 GB Seagate HD, SATA 300GB Maxtor HD and IDE 80 GB Samsung HD - Floppy Drive/Card Reader Combo - LG SuperMulti Lightscribe 18x DVD RW - Plextor PX-716A DVD r/rw - Windows 7 Home Premium 64

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