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Tips

How To Bypass Your PC Login Screen

Windows-7-Default-LoginScreenNormally, once you have more than one user account on your PC, Windows no longer take you to your desktop directly when you boot up. Instead, you are stopped at a login screen where you are made to select and click on the account you wish to log into.

This can be a pain at times.

What if i show you how you can bypass this login screen and still boot directly to your desktop? Okay, here goes;

  • Boot up your PC, select your preferred account where you want to be logged automatically into.
  • Enable the Run link on your Start Menu. You may view the embedded video or this article to see how to do this.
  • Select the Start Menu, click the RUN link and type control userpasswords2 in the dialogue box
  • A screen pops up. Uncheck the option Users must enter a username and password to use this computer.
  • Type in your password (if any) in the password box that pops up.
  • Click Okay on all boxes till you are returned to your desktop
  • Now reboot your PC, you will be logged in automatically to your preferred account.

You may view my Youtube video below to guide you.

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Hosting

Start Your Own “Nairaland” For FREE!!!

Nairaland.com is probably the most visited forum in Nigeria. Interested in starting up yours? You just might be the one to upseat Nairaland, and for free too!

Probably the best platform you can start your forum on is Simple Machines Forum (SMF). It is free and very secured. But most importantly, the process involved in setting one up takes just a few minutes. The steps to take are itemised below;

1. Order for a FREE web hosting plan from arthurwales.com. You may use an existing domain name with it or you may place an order for one.
2. Log in to your CPanel. If your chosen domain name is, say, www.naijawristwatches.com, then your cpanel address is www.naijawristwatches.com/cpanel. Your login details would have been provided in a mail you received when your hosting account with arthurwales.com was activated.
3. You have a choice of an automated installation of SMF via Fantastico in your cPanel or doing it manually. You will find Fantastico under Software/Services in your Cpanel. Just Click on it and do a quick search for SMF. Installation takes a few minutes.

4. However, the best option to take would be to download the full installation zip file from http://download.simplemachines.org/, that way, you would be getting the latest version of the installation file, SMF 2.0
5. Create a database via your cpanel. Check under Databases for MySQL Database.
6. Upload the downloaded zip file to your web hosting space using the File Manager in your CPanel. Ensure the file is uploaded to the public_html folder , then extract the content there.
7. Type the following url in your browser; www.yourdomainname.com/install.php
Username and Password are your CPanel login details

In the Screen above, select a username and password for your admin login screen.

With this, the installation is completed. A sample installation of SMF forum can be viewed at www.artwal.es

PS: If you get stuck or you will rather not attempt the installation, subscription to arthurwales.com web hosting qualifies you for a free installation. Submit your request at www.facebook.com/diaryofageek

 


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Hosting Tutorials

Virtualization Part 4 – Installing Ubuntu

This is a continuation of our series on virtualization. Read part 3 if you have not.

This series would address installation of Ubuntu as a Guest OS in a Windows PC Host. Follow the steps as shown below and you won’t go wrong. It is very easy.