Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to Log In

Published in Windows XP Security Tweaks by TweakXP Member with 16,693 views

I have not tested this with any version of Windows XP besides XP Pro.  It might work in Home Edition or other versions.

If you do this, then you will get the "Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to begin" box when you turn on your computer, before it asks for your username and password.  It also asks for you to press Ctrl-Alt-Del before you can unlock your computer if you lock it.  This is done by default in Windows 2000 Server or Windows Server 2003.

To enable the Ctrl-Alt-Delete boxes, open Regedit and go to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Create a new DWORD value and name it "DisableCAD"

The value should be set to "0"

That's it!  Now you can log off to see the change.

(You need to disable the Welcome screen to get this)

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This Trick Does Work On Windows Xp Home Edition
Posted by Boss1996 on 5 years ago

I want to say thank you, I been trying to find this out for a long time.

Posted by Terry on 4 years ago

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