Skip "Who will use this computer" XP install


  • We are setting up a bunch of refurbs at my work. I have to go through the setup for each computer. I have to create

    a test User account each time, only to delete it when it starts up (thats the way my boss wants it). Is there anyway to

    ninja my way around that? It would save some time and a reboot?

    For the Alliance!!
    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 3:56 PM


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  • When you get to that prompt, simply power off the PC by holding the power button. When you start it back up, it should use the local administrator account. I have done this a few times to skip setting up a user initially.
    Tuesday, October 05, 2010 4:46 PM
  • Thanks guys. 
    For the Alliance!!
    Wednesday, October 06, 2010 5:26 PM
  • You can put the word none in the name box and it will use the administrator account only


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    Hey Vegan Fanatic,

    Thanks for this useful info. I was looking for this since a long time...



    Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:18 PM