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I'm trying to change the way users log into Windows XP, but when I click on User Accounts in Control Panel, I get different screens on different machines, though they are both Windows XP Professional SP3.

Here's the first screen: enter image description here

Here's the second screen: enter image description here

What do I have to do to see the first screen on the second machine?


  1. Microsoft's Fast User Switch on Windows XP
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Confirm if they are both with Service Pack 3. And check if you are using the same theme/skin for Windows. It looks like theme is different - classic view in the first and XP look on the second. I would point at this as the source of differences. – mnmnc Jan 9 '13 at 12:57
Service Pack 3 on both confirmed. – marquito Jan 9 '13 at 13:21
Here's the screen with the same theme/skin applied: same results (different screens). – marquito Jan 9 '13 at 13:22
found the answer... sorry wasting you guys time: Found the answer here: (bold is mine) > This feature is only available if the computer is not a member of a Microsoft Windows NT, Windows 2000, or Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain, and you are not using a third-party product that replaces the Microsoft Graphical Identification and Authentication file (Msgina.dll). The computer on screen 1 has not yet been added to the domain, while the one on screenshot 2 has been. p.s.: can't answer for the next 7 hours. :) – marquito Jan 9 '13 at 13:30
Ok. Thanks for sharing the solution. – mnmnc Jan 9 '13 at 13:31

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