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getting rid of ENter password box......

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by granni, Sep 1, 2004.

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  1. granni

    granni Thread Starter

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    This isn't an error message but part of the software that I would like to stop.. I will try to explain.. when I start my computer, after the initial bootup system starts, I get a little box that says..."ENTER PASSWORD', SELECT USER NAME..PASSWORD... I haven't set a password but I still have to hit enter to reach my desktop... It is a pain and I would like to eliminate this box if possible.. I am sure it is just a file..but unfortunately I don't know the name of the file... if there is anyone out there that does know how to eliminate this box, pleeze let me know...thanx granni,,,,,, :
     
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    [tsg=welcome] Welcome to TSG! [/tsg]

    Do a search for *.PWL and delete any files found.
    Reboot, and when the login window first comes up, just hit Enter without typing anything.

    That window shouldn't come up again.
     
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    1. If user profiles are setup, if not disregard this step: In the Users Control Panel (Start;Settings; Control Panel; Users) delete all users.
    2. (Start,Settings,Control Panel,Network) under Primary Network Logon select Microsoft Family Logon.

    3. In the Passwords control panel click the User Profiles tab and verify that the 'All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop settings' option is selected, and then click OK.

    4. Click on Start; Find (or Search); Files or Folders.
    5. In 'Search for files or folders named' (or Named) box: type in '*.pwl', without the quotation marks.
    6. In the 'Look In' box use the drop-down arrow to ensure [C:] is selected.
    7. Place a check mark by Include subfolders.
    8. Click on "Find (or Search) Now'.
    9. Right-click delete all the PWL files found.
    10. Close the Find/Search utility and restart the computer via the Start button.
    11. When you see the Windows Logon Prompt again, type in a name (preferrably Ima Nonymous) but do not type in a password and click on 'OK'.
     
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    Granni:

    Read here.
     
  5. granni

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    Hi Brindle this is Granni back to you... Well I will say thanks for your help...but I am so dumb..I really messed up.. I accidentally deleted file called Microsoft Family logon and I really messed up my computer.. I losted my email..my desktop configuration.etc, etc... Things are back running again but I still have the box on my computer but it is called something else... guess I shud learn to leave well enuf alone... when I tried to delete the *.pwl files.. they deleted but the box didn't go away.. I don't know if I can recover that Family Logon File but maybe I shudn't try.... thanks for your help...
     
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    What is the box called now? Client for Microsoft Networks?
     
  7. granni

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    Wondering if it is possible to take a picture from Kodak Easyshare and just place on my desktop..not as Wallpaper but just a picture.. I have taken pic's from the internet and have done that but can't seem to do it with the picture in kodak easyshare.....If anyone has any clue on doing this, I would appreciate the help.... but this time I will try not to destroy my computer in the process.. thanx Granni
     
  8. ~Candy~

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    Do you want to actually see the picture on the desktop, or just store it to a file on the desktop :confused:
     
  9. granni

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    yes that what it was called...
     
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    I would like to have it on my desktop.. I already have it in a file on my desktop but it won't let me cut & Paste /// sorry but I am an old dos user..sometimes these hi-tech programs just drive me crazy.... thanks for your help...
     
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    Why don't you just set it as wallpaper, then work with that sizing.

    I don't think there is a way to have it in a corner or anything.
     
  13. granni

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    It didn't seem like there was a way acacandy but I was hoping there was... It is a pic of my Mom & Dad..circa 1938 and I have some really cool wall paper.. old library scene and I wanted to place the pic in the Picture Frame in the wallpaper.. but not to worry.... thanx for your help on all my questions.... granni
     
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