i hate that .net framework requires you by default to login to your windows machine. anyhoo, i found this tip somewhere on the net awhile ago, and figured i would share… sadly, i cannot remember where i found it.
If you’re the only person using your computer and you’ve installed Microsoft’s .Net Framework upgrade, you can no longer boot into Windows without stopping at the log-in screen. To remove this step, select Start, Run, type “control userpasswords2” and press Enter. In the User Accounts dialog box, select your own log-in name from the four listed (the others will be Administrator, ASPNET, and Guest), uncheck “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer,” and click OK. In the resulting dialog box, make sure that your log-in name is in the user name field, leave both password fields blank, and click OK.