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I recently followed these steps to get the classic shutdown menu in windows XP: alt text

Now my system, which normally doesn't require a password, prompts me for a password when I try to login. Is there a way to have both this classic shutdown menu AND have it auto log me in?

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It's a registry edit described here on the MS kb.

The reason it changed for you is, I am guessing you only have one user and when you reverted to the classic screens it is prompting for a login now. The registry edit will allow you to login your preferred user automatically.

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So it worked? ? – JNK Sep 10 '10 at 14:12
    
This answer wanted me to add values to the registry... I ended up going with TomWij's answer as that just used a built in windows tool that did it for me, but was too late to change the accepted answer. – Jarvin Sep 20 '10 at 19:08
    
@Dan - Thanks for the update, I upvoted Tom's answer in compensation :) – JNK Sep 20 '10 at 19:35

Yes, you can configure Windows XP to automatically login.

It shouldn't break the classic shutdown menu as far as I am aware of it...

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