Disable Windows 7 welcome screen

October 28, 2010
October 28, 2010
by Sean
in Blog

For some reason, every so often the windows welcome screen suddenly starts coming on at start-up even if you have no set password. It often happens to me after I install some new program, but I don’t know why installing a program would cause the welcome screen to come up!


I usually start my computer up and walk away for a while and when I come back I expect the desktop to be fully loaded, but when a program messes with the configurations of the welcome screen it just causes hassle.

Anyway, after a while I found out how to disable the welcome screen if it suddenly starts coming back up, to do disable the welcome screen simply follow these steps.

  1. Click the start button
  2. type run in the search bar and press enter.
  3. type netplWiz.exe and click ok
  4. Uncheck “Users must enter user name and password to use this computer.”
  5. And finally click ok

Such a short and simple process, and yet it causes a load of hassle, hope this helps anyone that has run into the same problem I have from time to time.


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