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When you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on a computer that is running Windows XP, and then you start Windows, the Welcome screen appears. This screen prompts you to click your user name to start Windows.
When you install the .NET Framework 1.1, a hidden local user account that is named ASPNET is created. When you start Windows, Windows treats the ASPNET local user account as an additional user account, although the ASPNET user account is hidden. Therefore, the Welcome screen appears and prompts you to click your user name.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for the .NET Framework 1.1. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/885055/ )How to obtain Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1
When you start Windows on a computer that is running Windows XP and that has only one local user account, and this local user account does not have a password, the Welcome screen does not appear. Instead, your desktop appears. However, when you start Windows on a computer that is running Windows XP and that has more than one local user account, the Welcome screen appears.
Steps to Reproduce the Behavior
For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:
Windows XP Home Page
Article ID: 827072 - Last Review: March 29, 2007 - Revision: 3.7