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I bought a new Mac Mini in June, when i click the power it goes to login screen then i login then it boots up, i want it not to ask for the user/pass in this stage and ask later when the operating system has loaded like my mac book pro

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I searched a lot i always get info about how to make it auto login and other stuff :s .... –  Shereef Marzouk Sep 26 '12 at 7:02
    
Are both the mini and the MBP running the same OS? –  JoshP Sep 26 '12 at 13:13
    
Yes josh but Gordon answered and I think he is right –  Shereef Marzouk Sep 28 '12 at 16:39
    
I do too Shereef :) –  JoshP Sep 28 '12 at 17:26

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It sounds like you have FileVault encryption enabled (in System Preferences -> Security & Privacy pane -> FileVault tab). FileVault protects your files by encrypting the entire volume, which means you need to supply a password to decrypt & get access to it before it can load the operating system. If you don't want this, you need to turn off FileVault.

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It looks like you are right, when I go to work I'll try to disable it and see what happens then I will mark your answer as correct. –  Shereef Marzouk Sep 28 '12 at 16:38

System Preferences -> General -> Untick "Disable Automatic Login"

I think that's what you're after.

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Isn't that option in the Users & Groups preferences? And if it is actually ticked (or chosen) that should already be the behavior the poster wants to have. –  Tonin Mar 8 '13 at 14:40
    
I already got what I am after, but thanks for your interest. –  Shereef Marzouk Mar 8 '13 at 22:05

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