For Windows XP I have my computer set so that you have to press ctrl+alt+del and then input both the username and password to sign in. My problem is that it logs the username and the next time I open my computer the username field is already filled in. How can I turn this of?

  • Are you running Windows XP Professional? – misha256 Feb 26 '15 at 2:08
  • I think so, do I have to in order to turn it off? – Matt Feb 26 '15 at 2:10
  • Yes. Answer coming... – misha256 Feb 26 '15 at 2:11
  • It is also possible to turn this "feature" off in Windows XP Home Edition, but seeing as it doesn't come with Group Policy editor, you have to edit the registry instead. – misha256 Feb 26 '15 at 2:24

Use Group Policy to accomplish this:

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To actually get into Group Policy, run gpedit.msc:

How to launch Group Policy Editor

You'll need to Admin privileges to make this change.


For Home edition of Windows XP, you need to edit the registry. Details on what registry key/value needs to be changed can be found here. While the document is for Windows 2000, it applies equally to Windows XP.

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