Turning Off/Disabling The Welcome Message

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Pat Cook, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Pat Cook

    Pat Cook Guest

    Here's my setup....

    DESKTOP:
    ========

    * AMD Duron 1.0 Ghz. CPU
    * 512 MB RAM
    * Windows XP Home Edition
    * Windows Live Mesh
    * Gbridge

    LAPTOP:
    =======

    * Intel Pentium 1.8 Ghz. CPU
    * 3 GB RAM
    * Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    * Windows Live Mesh
    * Gbridge

    The welcome screen I'm referring to is the one on the Desktop. It has
    only two accounts (Mine as the administrator & the Guest account). I
    managed to remove the .NET password from the administrator account.
    Should that do the trick?

    Here's what I'm tryng to do....

    My goal is to get the desktop whereas it will boot up WITHOUT displaying
    a welcome screen. Windows Live Mesh can circumvent this HOWEVER most
    everyone who has ANY amount of savviness on the 'net KNOWS that ANYTHING
    from Microsoft HARDLY resembles anything REMOTELY close to *ahem*
    "secure" (sic), which is why I installed Gbridge as well.

    The reason for this is because I'd like to GET RID of the big bulky
    desktop monitor & move my laptop back over the desk where it belongs
    (It's sitting here on the table I eat off of as it's THE ONLY place I
    can put it & have room to work. I'll still run the desktop PC, but that
    will only be used for running my Ham Radio station & associated software
    which not only accesses the Internet, but also requires that it be run
    on a PC that is SEPERATE from the PC used for other tasks. It'll also
    be used for additional Hard Drive storage as well.

    I suppose what I'm asking is should removing the .NET password do the
    trick in eliminating the logon display screen from the Desktop PC or is
    there something else I need to do or should've been done instead? Also,
    would removing the .NET password from the Desktop PC do more harm than good?

    Help in resolving this is MUCH needed & GREATLY appreciated. I look
    forward to all the replies.

    Cheers :D

    Pat Cook
    Denver, CO
     
    Pat Cook, Oct 15, 2009
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  2. Hi
    You cam bypass the need to click on Win XP by using the Tweak UI Power toy.
    There is a Tab there to control the Log On,
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx
    In Vista, In Run Box put "control userpasswords2" press enter.
    In window User Accounts. Toward the top you will be able to see the option
    "Users must enter a username and password to use
    this computer". Select the account you wish to alter and then uncheck the
    option.
    You will then be prompted with an Automatically Log On window, in which you
    will have to enter your name and password.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    "Pat Cook" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Here's my setup....
    >
    > DESKTOP:
    > ========
    >
    > * AMD Duron 1.0 Ghz. CPU
    > * 512 MB RAM
    > * Windows XP Home Edition
    > * Windows Live Mesh
    > * Gbridge
    >
    > LAPTOP:
    > =======
    >
    > * Intel Pentium 1.8 Ghz. CPU
    > * 3 GB RAM
    > * Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    > * Windows Live Mesh
    > * Gbridge
    >
    > The welcome screen I'm referring to is the one on the Desktop. It has
    > only two accounts (Mine as the administrator & the Guest account). I
    > managed to remove the .NET password from the administrator account. Should
    > that do the trick?
    >
    > Here's what I'm tryng to do....
    >
    > My goal is to get the desktop whereas it will boot up WITHOUT displaying a
    > welcome screen. Windows Live Mesh can circumvent this HOWEVER most
    > everyone who has ANY amount of savviness on the 'net KNOWS that ANYTHING
    > from Microsoft HARDLY resembles anything REMOTELY close to *ahem*
    > "secure" (sic), which is why I installed Gbridge as well.
    >
    > The reason for this is because I'd like to GET RID of the big bulky
    > desktop monitor & move my laptop back over the desk where it belongs (It's
    > sitting here on the table I eat off of as it's THE ONLY place I can put it
    > & have room to work. I'll still run the desktop PC, but that will only be
    > used for running my Ham Radio station & associated software which not only
    > accesses the Internet, but also requires that it be run on a PC that is
    > SEPERATE from the PC used for other tasks. It'll also be used for
    > additional Hard Drive storage as well.
    >
    > I suppose what I'm asking is should removing the .NET password do the
    > trick in eliminating the logon display screen from the Desktop PC or is
    > there something else I need to do or should've been done instead? Also,
    > would removing the .NET password from the Desktop PC do more harm than
    > good?
    >
    > Help in resolving this is MUCH needed & GREATLY appreciated. I look
    > forward to all the replies.
    >
    > Cheers :D
    >
    > Pat Cook
    > Denver, CO
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Oct 15, 2009
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  3. Pat Cook

    Pat Cook Guest

    Jack [MVP-Networking] wrote:
    > Hi
    > You cam bypass the need to click on Win XP by using the Tweak UI Power toy.
    > There is a Tab there to control the Log On,
    > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx
    > In Vista, In Run Box put "control userpasswords2" press enter.
    > In window User Accounts. Toward the top you will be able to see the
    > option "Users must enter a username and password to use
    > this computer". Select the account you wish to alter and then uncheck
    > the option.
    > You will then be prompted with an Automatically Log On window, in which
    > you will have to enter your name and password.
    > Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).


    Erm.....I think you either misread my original post or misunderstood,
    misinterpreted it as this **DOES NOT** appear to be what I want to do
    each & every time I boot up or reboot the desktop. I **DO NOT** want to
    be prompted with ANY kind of "Welcome" or Windows login screen on my
    desktop. ***I WANT THE DESKTOP PC TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE DESKTOP UPON
    BOOT UP OR REBOOT***

    In the offshoot chance you misread, misunderstood and/or misinterpreted
    what I am trying to do with my DESKTOP PC, I am leaving my original
    message intact with this post in the hopes you will have a better
    understanding of what it is I am trying to do.

    Note I'm not "Biting the hand feeding me" as it were Jack, but rather
    I'm just simply pointing out that (Based on my impression of your post
    above) you apparently think I'm trying to change how MY LAPTOP boots up
    or reboots or something instead of changing the way my desktop boots up
    or reboots.

    Hope this helps in clearing things up

    > "Pat Cook" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> Here's my setup....
    >>
    >> DESKTOP:
    >> ========
    >>
    >> * AMD Duron 1.0 Ghz. CPU
    >> * 512 MB RAM
    >> * Windows XP Home Edition
    >> * Windows Live Mesh
    >> * Gbridge
    >>
    >> LAPTOP:
    >> =======
    >>
    >> * Intel Pentium 1.8 Ghz. CPU
    >> * 3 GB RAM
    >> * Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    >> * Windows Live Mesh
    >> * Gbridge
    >>
    >> The welcome screen I'm referring to is the one on the Desktop. It has
    >> only two accounts (Mine as the administrator & the Guest account). I
    >> managed to remove the .NET password from the administrator account.
    >> Should that do the trick?
    >>
    >> Here's what I'm tryng to do....
    >>
    >> My goal is to get the desktop whereas it will boot up WITHOUT
    >> displaying a welcome screen. Windows Live Mesh can circumvent this
    >> HOWEVER most everyone who has ANY amount of savviness on the 'net
    >> KNOWS that ANYTHING from Microsoft HARDLY resembles anything REMOTELY
    >> close to *ahem* "secure" (sic), which is why I installed Gbridge as
    >> well.
    >>
    >> The reason for this is because I'd like to GET RID of the big bulky
    >> desktop monitor & move my laptop back over the desk where it belongs
    >> (It's sitting here on the table I eat off of as it's THE ONLY place I
    >> can put it & have room to work. I'll still run the desktop PC, but
    >> that will only be used for running my Ham Radio station & associated
    >> software which not only accesses the Internet, but also requires that
    >> it be run on a PC that is SEPERATE from the PC used for other tasks.
    >> It'll also be used for additional Hard Drive storage as well.
    >>
    >> I suppose what I'm asking is should removing the .NET password do the
    >> trick in eliminating the logon display screen from the Desktop PC or
    >> is there something else I need to do or should've been done instead?
    >> Also, would removing the .NET password from the Desktop PC do more
    >> harm than good?
    >>
    >> Help in resolving this is MUCH needed & GREATLY appreciated. I look
    >> forward to all the replies.
    >>
    >> Cheers :D
    >>
    >> Pat Cook
    >> Denver, CO

    >
     
    Pat Cook, Oct 15, 2009
    #3
  4. Pat Cook

    Gordon Guest

    "Pat Cook" <> wrote in message
    news:#...
    > Jack [MVP-Networking] wrote:
    >> Hi
    >> You cam bypass the need to click on Win XP by using the Tweak UI Power
    >> toy.
    >> There is a Tab there to control the Log On,
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx
    >> In Vista, In Run Box put "control userpasswords2" press enter.
    >> In window User Accounts. Toward the top you will be able to see the
    >> option "Users must enter a username and password to use
    >> this computer". Select the account you wish to alter and then uncheck the
    >> option.
    >> You will then be prompted with an Automatically Log On window, in which
    >> you will have to enter your name and password.
    >> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    >
    > Erm.....I think you either misread my original post or misunderstood,
    > misinterpreted it as this **DOES NOT** appear to be what I want to do each
    > & every time I boot up or reboot the desktop. I **DO NOT** want to be
    > prompted with ANY kind of "Welcome" or Windows login screen on my desktop.
    > ***I WANT THE DESKTOP PC TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE DESKTOP UPON BOOT UP OR
    > REBOOT***


    And you completely misunderstood what Jack wrote. If you follow those
    instructions ON YOUR DESKTOP PC, it WILL boot straight into Windows.
    Why you would want to, defeats me and the concept of PC security....
     
    Gordon, Oct 15, 2009
    #4
  5. Hi
    No matter what it takes time to Boot. First you have to do what I posted
    before, then if you want to "Enjoy" for the same time a Black Screen,
    replace the current boot screen with black screen.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)

    "Pat Cook" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > Jack [MVP-Networking] wrote:
    >> Hi
    >> You cam bypass the need to click on Win XP by using the Tweak UI Power
    >> toy.
    >> There is a Tab there to control the Log On,
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/Downloads/powertoys/Xppowertoys.mspx
    >> In Vista, In Run Box put "control userpasswords2" press enter.
    >> In window User Accounts. Toward the top you will be able to see the
    >> option "Users must enter a username and password to use
    >> this computer". Select the account you wish to alter and then uncheck the
    >> option.
    >> You will then be prompted with an Automatically Log On window, in which
    >> you will have to enter your name and password.
    >> Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

    >
    > Erm.....I think you either misread my original post or misunderstood,
    > misinterpreted it as this **DOES NOT** appear to be what I want to do each
    > & every time I boot up or reboot the desktop. I **DO NOT** want to be
    > prompted with ANY kind of "Welcome" or Windows login screen on my desktop.
    > ***I WANT THE DESKTOP PC TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE DESKTOP UPON BOOT UP OR
    > REBOOT***
    >
    > In the offshoot chance you misread, misunderstood and/or misinterpreted
    > what I am trying to do with my DESKTOP PC, I am leaving my original
    > message intact with this post in the hopes you will have a better
    > understanding of what it is I am trying to do.
    >
    > Note I'm not "Biting the hand feeding me" as it were Jack, but rather I'm
    > just simply pointing out that (Based on my impression of your post above)
    > you apparently think I'm trying to change how MY LAPTOP boots up or
    > reboots or something instead of changing the way my desktop boots up or
    > reboots.
    >
    > Hope this helps in clearing things up
    >
    >> "Pat Cook" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> Here's my setup....
    >>>
    >>> DESKTOP:
    >>> ========
    >>>
    >>> * AMD Duron 1.0 Ghz. CPU
    >>> * 512 MB RAM
    >>> * Windows XP Home Edition
    >>> * Windows Live Mesh
    >>> * Gbridge
    >>>
    >>> LAPTOP:
    >>> =======
    >>>
    >>> * Intel Pentium 1.8 Ghz. CPU
    >>> * 3 GB RAM
    >>> * Windows Vista Home Premium Edition
    >>> * Windows Live Mesh
    >>> * Gbridge
    >>>
    >>> The welcome screen I'm referring to is the one on the Desktop. It has
    >>> only two accounts (Mine as the administrator & the Guest account). I
    >>> managed to remove the .NET password from the administrator account.
    >>> Should that do the trick?
    >>>
    >>> Here's what I'm tryng to do....
    >>>
    >>> My goal is to get the desktop whereas it will boot up WITHOUT displaying
    >>> a welcome screen. Windows Live Mesh can circumvent this HOWEVER most
    >>> everyone who has ANY amount of savviness on the 'net KNOWS that ANYTHING
    >>> from Microsoft HARDLY resembles anything REMOTELY close to *ahem*
    >>> "secure" (sic), which is why I installed Gbridge as well.
    >>>
    >>> The reason for this is because I'd like to GET RID of the big bulky
    >>> desktop monitor & move my laptop back over the desk where it belongs
    >>> (It's sitting here on the table I eat off of as it's THE ONLY place I
    >>> can put it & have room to work. I'll still run the desktop PC, but that
    >>> will only be used for running my Ham Radio station & associated software
    >>> which not only accesses the Internet, but also requires that it be run
    >>> on a PC that is SEPERATE from the PC used for other tasks. It'll also
    >>> be used for additional Hard Drive storage as well.
    >>>
    >>> I suppose what I'm asking is should removing the .NET password do the
    >>> trick in eliminating the logon display screen from the Desktop PC or is
    >>> there something else I need to do or should've been done instead? Also,
    >>> would removing the .NET password from the Desktop PC do more harm than
    >>> good?
    >>>
    >>> Help in resolving this is MUCH needed & GREATLY appreciated. I look
    >>> forward to all the replies.
    >>>
    >>> Cheers :D
    >>>
    >>> Pat Cook
    >>> Denver, CO

    >>
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\), Oct 15, 2009
    #5
  6. Pat Cook

    Pat Cook Guest

    Jack (MVP-Networking) wrote:
    > Hi
    > No matter what it takes time to Boot. First you have to do what I posted
    > before, then if you want to "Enjoy" for the same time a Black Screen,
    > replace the current boot screen with black screen.


    So basically put, what you & Gordon are saying is that between my
    removing the .NET password & your suggesting that I download & install
    the Tweak UI Power Toy (Which I did), all I have to do is run the
    program & follow the onscreen instructions. Correct?

    Since I only have ONE shot at this, I wanna make sure it's done right.
    My laptop (Which uses Vista) doesn't use a Windows Logon screen. It
    just boots straight up. No password needed.

    Cheers :)

    Pat Cook
    Denver, CO
     
    Pat Cook, Oct 15, 2009
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