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How do I go about setting the Windows ID and password if I've never used it before?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by okrick, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. okrick

    okrick Thread Starter

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    The Windows logon screen started showing up this morning. I've never used a logon ID or password. I tried clicking past this without entering anything but nothing happens. I get the same screen when starting in safe mode.

    As this is my laptop I should start using the logon. However how do I go about setting the ID and password if I've never used it before? I definitely need to get past the logon prompt so I can use the computer. I'd prefer not to reinstall XP again as I did last month.

    This is Windows XP home edition and SP3 is installed. All Microsoft updates have been applied. In fact I suspect the .net 1, .net 2, and .net 3 updates I applied last night caused this problem.
     
  2. SUEOHIO

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    a word of advice. if you dont use or need the net program or updates go to your add/remove programs and uninstall them.as far as the id where it says password well we cant help with passwords as we dont know if thats really your computer or not. all ill say is that i had that happen on a laptop because i stupidly messed with my network settings and goofed it up. i ended up reinstalling windows. it solved my problem. lol! if u do use net framework the only update u need is 3.the rest can be removed. hope this helps u.
     
  3. okrick

    okrick Thread Starter

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    Thank you. I left my UBCD4win boot disk at home so I'll have to wait until tomorrow. I'll start carrying it and I'll also try to set up my usb for UBCD4win booting as well.

    Regards,

    Rick
     
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