How to turn off login screen on XP?


Diamond Member
Aug 8, 2004
I've been working on a buddies machine. It's an older machine, but he is happy with it, so I am not suggesting upgrades. As I went through the machine, I installed the available updates. Now, when you start up, you have to click on the 'administrator' button to get to your desktop. I'd rather not have things more complicated for him then before. He's not very computer literate, and I think this is more of a hassle for him so I'd like to turn it off.

Any simple ways to go back to pushing power button will land you directly onto your desktop?

-Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions