Skip to main content

Get Win2k Login w/out Disabling Welcome Screen

Posted July 2003 by Steve Sinchak

This hack will take you to a Win2k login style screen when you are at the welcome screen. This is very useful since WinXP Pro, by default, hides the Administrator account if you have any other user accounts.

When you are at the Welcome Screen, press CTRL+ALT+DEL two times and that will take you to the Win2k style login screen. From here you can log in as administrator or any other user on the system. This little trick can help you make your machine super secure. Check out some of the other hacks on how to hide user accounts from the Welcome Screen. Do that and then you will have to get to the Win2k login screen in order to get into your machine. Ultimate situation if you don't want anybody loggin into your machine!!!

Related Posts

If you own a Google Chromecast streaming device, you can easily share a browser tab in Chrome browser or even your entire desktop.  This can be very useful when presenting from your laptop or if you just want to watch something on a big screen that is only on your PC.  The only requirement is you must be on the same network as your Chromecast...

Read More

If you are a fan of minimalist desktop experiences, hiding the desktop icons are an easy way to clean up the Windows interface.  Instead of saving everything to your desktop, use the default profile folders such as downloads and documents.  Actually hiding all the icons on your desktop is a very simple customization hidden in the right-click context menu.  Just right-click on the desktop, select View...

Read More

Google security researchers have published details about a major security flaw found in the SSL protocol that is used to encrypt data transferred between your browser and a web server. SSL is typically used in situations where logon credentials are validated...

Read More

Enabling two-factor authentication is a great way to add an additional level of protection to your Microsoft account.  Even if your password is stolen, your account is still protected because two-factor authetication requires an additional level of verification to log in. Microsoft calls their version of two-factor authentication "two-step verification" and it works by providing you with a random code...

Read More