JSI Tip 7116. When you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 on Windows XP, the Welcome screen prompts you to press your user name, even though you only created one local user account, without a password?

The subject behavior occurs because installing Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 adds a hidden local account named ASPNET, which Windows treats as an additional user.

To workaround this behavior:

1. Press you user name on the Welcome screen to log onto Windows.

2. Copy / Paste the following to an ASPNET.reg file:


\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\]

3. Merge the ASPNET.reg file with your registry, or double click the ASPNET.reg file, or run regedit /s ASPNET.reg.

4. When you Restart windows XP, your desktop appears without any intervention.

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