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02-Jun-2004, 03:39 PM #1
W95/98/ME - How To Prevent Log-In Box From Appearing During Startup
This will work with Windows 98SE and Windows ME:

1. Click Start - Run, type in REGEDIT, then click OK. This will open the registry editor.

2. Click the + in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Network.

3. In the Network sub-menu, click directly on Real Mode Net to expose its entries in the right pane.

4. If you see AutoLogon listed, right-click it, then click Modify.

5. Change the value from whatever it is to 00 00 00 00 (all zeros), then click OK.

6. If AutoLogon is not present, right-click an empty space in the right pane, then click New - Binary Value.

7. Type in AutoLogon (exactly as you see it here), then press the Enter key to lock in the name.

8. Do steps #4 and #5.

9. Close the registry editor, then reboot.

The password log-in box should no longer appear.
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09-Jul-2004, 03:44 PM #2
Just moving this post to the front. I've had people ask for it and can't find it.
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17-Jul-2004, 05:30 PM #3
I tried this and it did get rid of the log in box at startup, but some of my icons were missing and my desktop background was missing/ changed? Any way around that?
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19-Jul-2004, 05:32 AM #4
The registry tweak will get rid of the password log-in box. It will not have any effects on the desktop appearance.
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03-Aug-2004, 07:19 PM #6
I am not too concerned with the log in box, but have another problem that is semi-related? I have a dial up connection and before all my programs have loaded at startup, this "other" dial up connection box appears. It looks different than the normal one and I don't know why it is popping up or how to get rid of it permanently? Any ideas?
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03-Aug-2004, 07:55 PM #7
YellowDog:

This post is just to show people how to use this registry tweak.

You need to post your problem in a separate thread in either the Windows 95/98/ME section or the Windows NT/2000/XP section.
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03-Aug-2004, 08:52 PM #8
Thank you, I will do that.
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23-Aug-2004, 02:27 PM #9
Bumping this forward again.
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18-Sep-2004, 07:39 PM #12
What about XP
Is there a way to disable this in XP?
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19-Sep-2004, 06:04 AM #13
Beats me. Someone in the Windows NT/2000/XP forum may know how. This registry tweak only works with Windows 95/98/ME.
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19-Sep-2004, 07:53 AM #14
In Windows XP, just goto the ControlPanel, click on "UserAccounts", then "Change Account" and select "Remove My Password".
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19-Sep-2004, 08:03 AM #15
Thanks, Bryan. I knew someone would have an answer for him.
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