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XP welcome screen appeared after EMC10 install


PeterSanders

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Hi

 

I am reporting this in case it is a "problem" or error with the EMC10 install, maybe Roxio need to know this.

 

After the EMC10 install, the reboot required (by EMC10) to finalise the EMC10 installation *may* have caused the welcome screen to start appearing at each pc start. Previously the pc would boot straight into windows.

 

First let me point out that this is not a major problem for me to fix, it's more of an inconvenience :)

 

I have already spoken to Microsoft (a waste of time of course :) ) and asked if they could advise why the welcome screen now displays. They asked what was the last thing *I* did before this happened, when I advised them of the EMC10 install, MS jumped on the excuse that EMC10 is a third party program and has caused this "problem".

 

This may very well be the case, that the EMC10 caused the dispay of the welcome screen, however when I said that I would contact Roxio, MS said be prepared for Roxio to blame MS - what a joke they are!

 

Personally I believe it to be something that XP has done/not done as at some recent point - after a fresh XP pro (SP2) install on a BRAND new pc - windows has "magically" caused the loss of my tweakxp download.

 

So I will download tweakxp again and remove my welcome screen and hopefully things will be good again.

 

Please note that this post is really FYI, just to advise what happened, I can resolve the "problem" ok.

 

Kind regards

 

Peter

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True - TweakUI is always handy to have but it's not necessary for getting rid of that log-on. Strange tho' how MS tried shifting the blame from one of their apps (nearly as strange as how well they keep the 'power toys', including TweakUI, as far out of sight as possible) ;)

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Just an assumption - but then I had both 1 and 2 installed on the computer anyway (needed for other apps and had to be installed manually)

I use a program on another system that need .Net2 and I think you can have more than 1 version installed at the same time. Not that this info is any help for the OP. Sorry for getting off track.

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Some stuff I have needs 1, other stuff needs 2 - hence having both

 

But going back to the original point I made, it's totally random whether or not the extra user is added. Sometimes when I re-format and re-install it gets added, other times it doesn't - definitely odd and reasons probably best known to the little people and MS :lol:

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This isn't something that's caused by the EMC 10 install, at least not directly. Some of the apps depend on Microsoft's .NET software being installed, and if it isn't it will install it. When .NET get's installed, it creates another user (ASPNET) automatically which will cause the Welcome screen to display by default since the system now thinks that there are multiple users that may want to sign in. You can go in and remove that user and that should cause the Welcome screen not to display. Why .NET creates that user by default and causes that behaviiour is something you'd have to ask Microsoft, as that's their design.

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Hi All

 

Thanks for that info. I removed the new "dotnet" user. that Microsoft DID NOT tell me about!!

 

As I said in my op, I expected it to be a MS "problem" though in this case I guess it must have something to do with whatever EMC10 installs.

 

It really peeves me off that MS has and loads all this EXTRA crap! Dot net is just another layer of sluggishness laid on top of an already sloooow os :(

 

FWIW one of the developers I know said that although MS has been pushing its dotnet layer, out of the THOUSDANDS of system calls (OS stuff) less than a dozen system calls are dot net, 99.99 percent are still the "normal" win32 api calls!

 

I'll still be d/l the XP tweak app, it's very useful for other little "tweaks" :D

 

I would like to know why/how the original d/l was removed from my system ? A Microsoft conspiracy ? I guess so :)

 

Kind regards

 

Peter

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EMC 9 and 10 use part of the dotNET framework to do their magickery under the hood as it were.

 

As for MS pulling the tweak out, who knows (remember they did try to sneak IE7 in by the back door)

 

Don't forget tho that TweakUI isn't the only one of the PowerToys - there are a lot of them here (like a slideshow generator and a sync toy for cameras, etc)

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You don't have to download any utility to remove the welcome screen. The instructions from the link below should help. Interestingly, it mentions .NET installation as a cause of this as well. ;)

 

Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login

 

 

Not 'as well' - it's dotNET is the culprit all on its own

 

And no-one mentioned using any utilities - just go to control panel, user accounts and delete the asp.net account is all

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