To turn the Welcome screen on or off

You must have a computer administrator account on a computer that is a member of a workgroup or is a stand-alone computer to turn on or turn off the Use the Welcome screen feature. Logging on at the Welcome screen is not available on computers that are members of a network domain

1.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.

2.

Click Change the way users log on or off.

3.

Do one of the following:

To specify that users log on to the computer using the Welcome screen, select the Use the Welcome screen check box.

A user logs on to the computer by clicking his or her user account name on the Welcome screen. If a password is assigned to the account, the user is prompted to type it.

To specify that users log on to the computer without using the Welcome screen, clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.

The Welcome screen will no longer appear when you start the computer. To log on to the computer, type your user name (and password, if you have one) in the standard Log On to Windows dialog box.

Note

To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts

Fast User Switching is available only when the Welcome screen is turned on. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Turn Fast User Switching on or off

Log off the computer

Log off the computer

Turn Fast User Switching on or off

User Accounts overview



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