This site will look much better in a browser that supports web standards, but it is accessible to any browser or Internet device.

WinXPTutor's XP Resources

Windows XP Tips, Illustrations and registry edits

How do I disable the Welcome Screen?

To disable the Welcome Screen and replace it with the classic Windows 2000 style login screen, try these steps:

  • Click Start, Run and type Control Userpasswords
  • Click Change the way users log on or off
  • Uncheck Use the Welcome Screen box
  • Click Apply Options button

nowelcome.JPG (24285 bytes)


  • Fast User Switching will also be turned Off when Welcome Screen is turned Off
  • Disabling Welcome Screen does not mean XP will automatically login. It still prompts for password using Classic Logon. You need to configure automatic login separately. See this page
  • Disabling Welcome Screen also removes the User picture from the top of Start Menu