For those wishing to avoid the Logon/Welcome screen in Windows 7 and have your machine boot directly to the desktop. Follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, and type "control userpasswords2" without quotes. 2. Highlight your account and uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". 3. Click Apply. 4. Enter the password or not, then click OK. 5. Click OK again and you're all done.