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How can I get mine to say that? Look under your Display settings under Screen Saver. I bet half of you have "On resume, display Welcome Screen," and the other half has, "On resume, password protect." According to one source, you have to have 'Fast User switching' enabled under the User Accounts options. Another source says that if you computer is a 'domain', you will have the password protect, and if not, you will have the Welcome Screen option. Well I'm not sharing anything on the network, and I have both the Welcome Screen and Fast User switching enabled.

Anyone know how to solve this? This is my new comp, and it's out in the living room. I have my password protected account, and a guest account. Rather than having to remember to Windows Key + L, I'd like to just step away like I can on my other computer. Once the screen saver comes up, the account is locked.
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Its in the screen saver settings once sec ill post a pic

Edit: Here yea go

I think thats what you mean, at least
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You totally didn't read my post at all. Thank you.
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You totally didn't read my post at all. Thank you.
I did read it and your post didn't make much sense ... what are you asking?
post #5 of 8
I am also on a total loss of what you mean.

Some basics:
1) which OS?
2) screenshot of what's happening please?

Oh...

I think the one option locks the PC, and you need to enter a password.

But if you go back to the welcome screen, don't you need to enter a password either.? If not, then you clearly don't have a password protected account...
    
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I believe he has the lock option, and would like the welcome screen option instead

(edit) His OS is listed as Windows Home Edition SP2 in specs.
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XP Home says "display welcome screen" and XP Pro says "password protect"
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I believe he has the lock option, and would like the welcome screen option instead

(edit) His OS is listed as Windows Home Edition SP2 in specs.
Ding ding ding!

Come on guys, it wasn't that hard to understand. But I figured it out.

You will have the 'Password Protect' option in Windows XP (Home or Pro) if:
-You're running a server on your network.
-Fast User Switching is Disabled (requires the Welcome Screen to be enabled.)
-You are the only non-special account (Administrator, Guest).

You will have the 'Display Welcome Screen' option under the following conditions:
-You're not a domain.
-Fast User Switching is enabled.
-There is more than one visible account (that doesn't include XP's Guest account) on the Welcome Screen.


I figured I'd make another account and then hide it with the registry, but to hide it means to make it a special account, and special accounts apparently don't count as users. To log in to a hidden account, you have to Ctrl+Alt+Del twice at the Welcome Screen to get the old-style login form.

Resource: Hiding a user account
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