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Changing password logon requirement

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sandiedog, Apr 20, 2008.

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  1. sandiedog

    sandiedog Thread Starter

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    I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    control userpasswords2
     
  3. sandiedog

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    Tried that - it didn't work. there's something in the registry I believe that has to be changed.
     
  4. Dan O

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    What did you do in control userpasswords2 that didn't work?
    Did you log in as an administrator?
    Try going into Control Panel>user accounts>Change user account>pick the account you want to change and select change password. Leave the password slot blank and OK out.
     
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    I gotta learn to type faster.
     
  7. sandiedog

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    Tried all of those - again, I'm looking for the registry fix that simply does not require a password for other users. I need to maintain an admin password, but for other users, I don't want to require one. In Control Panel, there is no password for this particular user. In control userpasswords2, there is no password required. Tried it all - I'm looking for the regedit process where you set the value to 0.
     
  8. Squashman

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    Did you go into Local Users and Groups Manager.
    start > run > lusrmgr.msc

    If you can get into that, I am going to assume you have XP Pro installed on your computer. You can also set this in Group Policies as well.

    start > run > gpedit.msc
     
  9. Dan O

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    You could also try deleting the user's profile, which will be automatically recreated. If you need details let us know.
     
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