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After leaving Windows XP alone for a few minutes, it shows the user login screen.

I use Windows XP in VMs, so I’d rather switch this feature off.

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up vote 11 down vote accepted


  1. Control Panel
  2. If necessary, “Switch to Classic View”
  3. Display
  4. Screen Saver tab
  5. Uncheck “On resume, display Welcome screen”

Props to Jimmy Greystone on CNET forums.

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