Windows XP automatic logon is mainly for people who know what a network infrastructure is, however you rocket scientists out there can use this one at home also.

Actually, home owners of Windows XP will want to use an easier method. This is specifically for a PC that is not joined to a Domain. For those of you whom I just did a flyby on, the best analogy I can come up with to describe a domain is to think of your city neighborhood houses as individual computers. The electric cables that supply electricity to each house is like the network cables that connect the computers together. If this were the case then the name of the city would be like the name of the domain. This is a rough analogy, but you get the idea and if you don’t, well wikipedia is your friend.

So how do you know if you are joined to a domain? Well the easy answer is if you are at home and you have 1 or 2 computers you’re probably not in a domain. Back to the automatic logon…

  1. Goto Start and select Run
  2. In the box, type in control userpasswords2 and hit enter or click ok
  3. Now uncheck the User must enter a user name and password to use this computer
  4. Click ok and that should be it.