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    Quote Originally Posted by djmickyg
    i hope im not pointing out something that everyone already knows..

    i been tring to remove the big blue welcome screen from the start of xp and i finally did it.

    firstly goto

    start > settings > control pannel > user accounts

    then in that window click "change the way users log on or off"
    then unclick the 2 boxes.
    usally this would remove the welcome screen but ask u to put in ur passwords and name..
    so do this

    goto
    start > run > type "control userpasswords2"

    in this window. make sure the user that u use is highlited and then unclick the "users must enter a user name and password..." tab

    and thats that. no more wlecome screen
    Even better with Minlogon you miss out *everything* - straight to desktop (or your frontend as shell) after the black windows screen
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    Linux Navigation

    Check out Navigator 4. It runs on windows or linux with voice as well.

    www.directions.ltd.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaccess
    Check out Navigator 4. It runs on windows or linux with voice as well.

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    Dont want the Welcome Screen? Just use ONE user account and it will go straight to the desktop. SP1 and SP2 create a second hidden user account ASP.NET which, if you wont do any programming....you wont be needing it! So delete it, make sure that the GUEST account is deactivated and there you go...no 3rd party software no nothing!

    P.S. Make sure that you have the option with the welcome screen enabled. Dont know why but it just works this way!

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    for you linux guys, have any of you used GPSDrive? http://gpsdrive.kraftvoll.at/

    I'm not much of a linux person, but I may mess around with it after I finally finish my current setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlar
    And if we had a quality navigation package for Linux, we'd all be switching to a Linux SVGA framebuffer frontend to have fast boot times, and fully custom boot screens with no interferance from Washington.
    working soooo hard to achieve....im doing a frontend in QTembedded (nowhere near a release, so dont ask, i stay fairly busy)... im so close to breaking down and writing my own GPS app, but its so much work...
    I had a perfect quote to go here,
    but hell only knows what I did with it....

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    1 - start / run / msconfig

    2 - goto : boot.ini

    3 - check box : /noguiboot

    4 - reboot en no more windows xp boot screen

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    removing welcome screen.

    Help--I may have done something bad. My computer was working just fine except for the welcome screen kept coming up. I had disabled all passwords prior to that--even the administrator password. But after I made the changes suggested by "djmickyg", who I know is trying to help, my computer boots up and is asking for the Adminstrator password again. I put in the old one, nothing works. I left it blank, and clicked cancel, and nothing works. I can't even boot up to safe mode to undo the changes I made to "userpasswords2". Using F8 goes to a safe mode, but once there, the only thing that pops up is the dialog box asking for the Administrator password again.

    If there is a way to get into windows safe mode again, I can remove the changes I made. Any suggestions out there? Thanks, Chuck----can either post or email directly to me at [email protected].

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    use erdcommander locksmith to reset the admin password
    or
    use ophcrack to crack the admin password
    or
    use bartpe to repair what you broke
    or
    use knoppix to repair what you broke

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck404 View Post
    Help--I may have done something bad. My computer was working just fine except for the welcome screen kept coming up. I had disabled all passwords prior to that--even the administrator password. But after I made the changes suggested by "djmickyg", who I know is trying to help, my computer boots up and is asking for the Adminstrator password again. I put in the old one, nothing works. I left it blank, and clicked cancel, and nothing works. I can't even boot up to safe mode to undo the changes I made to "userpasswords2". Using F8 goes to a safe mode, but once there, the only thing that pops up is the dialog box asking for the Administrator password again.

    If there is a way to get into windows safe mode again, I can remove the changes I made. Any suggestions out there? Thanks, Chuck----can either post or email directly to me at [email protected].
    You said you left it blank and clicked cancel. Tried blank password and OK?

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