XP Auto-Login

I needed to setup a Windows XP PC as a media-center type platform, and to automatically login on reboot. After a little bit of digging on the Internet discovered a number of different sets of instructions To resolve, I have summarised below ...

Setup a user account to Automatically Log On

  1. From Start > Run...
  2. Open: control userpasswords2, press OK
  1. Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox
  2. press OK ...

You will be presented with the "Automatically Log On" dialog

  1. Type in the "User name"
  2. Type in the "Password"
  3. "Confirm Password"
  4. press OK ...

    Voila ... Good luck!