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JM^3
24-10-2004, 20:30:37
It use to be that when it woke from sleep (like screensaver), it would put me at the switch users screen. Than if I was me I could come back on as me (my apps were still running) and if I wasn't me, than I could log on as guest. Now this would be nice for others using my computer. Currently, when I wake it up from sleep, nothing can be done except entering in my password and returning as me.

Please help.

JM

Sir Penguin
25-10-2004, 01:08:21
Is the Guest account activated?

SP

JM^3
25-10-2004, 01:14:46
yah

JM

JM^3
25-10-2004, 01:15:13
as I said, it use to work

JM

zmama
25-10-2004, 06:02:47
Is this your XP64 beta?

JM^3
25-10-2004, 06:40:34
yah

but I haven't done anything to it

Jon Miller

JM^3
25-10-2004, 07:06:36
well, I have obviously changed some settings

I just don't remember any setting that should do that

and haven't seen it when I looked for it

It currently works as my freinds distribution does (he just has regular XP)

JM

zmama
25-10-2004, 12:28:50
Its beta software...you're gonna have strange problems

JM^3
25-10-2004, 13:25:24
never heard of that one

actually, the only thing which is apparently wrong with the software is that it is not well supported by drivers and the like

it is entirely stable otherwise

JM

JM^3
25-10-2004, 13:28:41
so blaming it on the betaness of the software is silly

I changed something at some point to make it no longer work the way I want it to, it is not adequently documented, and I was just wondering if it was a feature of standard XP and people knew about it

the release version of XP 64bit is suppose to be ready within a couple of months, with it going to retail sometime next year

Jon Miller

Nav
25-10-2004, 13:46:10
jon miller from this point forth you are banned from using Beta software.

Asher
25-10-2004, 14:29:26
Originally posted by JM^3
so blaming it on the betaness of the software is silly

I changed something at some point to make it no longer work the way I want it to, it is not adequently documented, and I was just wondering if it was a feature of standard XP and people knew about it

the release version of XP 64bit is suppose to be ready within a couple of months, with it going to retail sometime next year

Jon Miller
It's not going into RC status til like 2Q '05...

Asher
25-10-2004, 14:31:37
Regardless, try this:

Start -> Run -> Regedit

Traverse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon

(I'm assuming it's the same as 32-bit here)

There should be a key called LogonType of type DWORD. If not, create one.

If the value of LogonType is 1, it should be welcome screen. If it's 0, it should be classic (what you have).

You will have to reboot for it to take effect.

MDA
25-10-2004, 18:21:15
He's somehow switched karma with Darkstar.

Blaming it on Beta is rarely silly.

JM^3
26-10-2004, 07:00:48
I am not sure why I should be banned from Beta software. I read the XP64bit newsgroup from microsoft as well as some of the other forums that have popped up. I think I am fairly well informed about what is going on in it.

Jon Miller

Sir Penguin
26-10-2004, 07:13:20
You shouldn't be banned. You should just expect it not to work 100%. That's exactly the reason it's beta.

SP

Nav
26-10-2004, 10:32:56
my post was slightly tongue-in-cheek...

MDA
26-10-2004, 13:40:20
So he's not banned?

Asher
26-10-2004, 14:43:44
Did you fix the problem, Jon?

JM^3
26-10-2004, 16:44:27
I beleive it is already set to 1

by the way, when I start the computer up, there is a login screen, where I choose users

it was just that when the computer went to sleep, it use to go into that mode

now it is either password protected or not (as defined in display properties)

value of DWord 0x00000001 (1)

Jon Miller

Sir Penguin
26-10-2004, 18:29:15
The Windows XP login screen stuff is pretty non-intuitive.

SP

Resource Consumer
26-10-2004, 21:13:58
Originally posted by Asher
It's not going into RC status til like 2Q '05...

What did I do and why is my status so low?