Windows vista login screen media center

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Windows vista login screen media center

Post by mister_v »


I have Windows Vista 64bit installed on a pc connected to my tv.
I use it as media center. (So also let media center start at startup)

But I always get the login screen, and I don't want that.

I have only 1 user, but with password.

I have found online a workaround, create the user with blank/no password.
But that sound to insecure to me.

Does anyone know how to bypass the login screen without typing the password?

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Re: Windows vista login screen media center

Post by Chris »

You will have to click the Start sphere, then enter "cmd" in the search box. (Or windows-key + r)
In the Command Prompt window write "control userpasswords2" and hit enter.

Windows Vista will now ask you to elevate the privileges of the process so do it and you will be face to face with a window for 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.

Voila, the next time you startup you should directly get the windows media center, without having to type your password.
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