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Windows XP and Account Management
Help and Tips

Help and tips for managing account settings on Windows XP


#1: Remove the Welcome Screen
For increased security, you may wish to disable the Windows XP Welcome screen.

#2: Remove the Password Prompt after Standby or Hibernation
After hibernation or standby, you can stop Windows XP from asking for your password.

#3: Change Your Account Picture
Change the picture that appears next to your account in the Windows XP welcome screen.

#4: Logging on with the Caps Lock Key
Don't worry about having the Caps Lock key down when logging into your Windows XP account.

#5: Change Your Password
A quick how-to on changing Windows XP account passwords.

#6: Lock your Computer
Lock your Windows XP computer to keep it from prying eyes or fingers.

#7: Change your Username
You are not stuck with your current Windows XP account name - change it!

#8: Switching User Accounts
Switch user accounts without restarting your Windows XP machine.

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