To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows
This article describes how to use the classic logon screen that Windows XP-based computers use when they are joined to a domain. The classic logon screen looks similar to the following example:
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Log On to Windows
User name: _____________
To configure Windows XP to use the classic logon and shutdown screens for every logon session, follow these steps:
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- Double-click User Accounts.
- Click Change the way users log on or off.
- Clear the Use the Welcome screen check box.
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If you want users to have to press CTRL+ALT+DEL before the classic logon appears like a Windows XP-based computer that is joined to a domain, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
- Click the Winlogon subkey at the following registry location:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
- Click Edit, click New, and then click DWORD value.
- To change the value name, type DisableCAD, and then press ENTER.
- Keep the data value set to 0. The data value set appears as 0x00000000(0).
Article ID: 291559 - Last Review: Mar 3, 2010 - Revision: 1