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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by DyNasty65, Sep 10, 2003.

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  1. DyNasty65

    DyNasty65 Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2003
    Just a quick Thank You to all the great people here. I have fixed my problems with my system and all to the kind support I got here.

    One other question I do have is now I get the "Welcome to Windows" Pop up sign in after system loads. Didn't have it before and I am the only one using the system and prefer not to have to log in... also would like to change my computer name... the name that is there that say's log out ______ in the start tray. Not sure if first logon window is responsible for that or not.
    -Just getting tired of all the logon name and passwords when they are not needed.

    Thanks again...(y) (y) to all those that helped me.

    PS. Forgot to mention... Running 98SE
  2. brindle


    Jun 14, 2002
    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. 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.

    3. Click on Start; Find (or Search); Files or Folders.
    4. In 'Search for files or folders named' (or Named) box: type in '*.pwl', without the quotation marks.
    5. In the 'Look In' box use the drop-down arrow to ensure [C:] is selected.
    6. Place a check mark by Include subfolders.
    7. Click on "Find (or Search) Now'.
    8. Right-click delete all the PWL files found.
    9. Close the Find/Search utility and restart the computer via the Start button.
    10. 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'.

    I do think that whatever you type in as a username will appear in start\ logoff
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

    Jan 27, 2001
    On the welcome to windows, uncheck that cute little box in the lower left hand corner of the message ;)
  4. panzer999


    Jul 14, 2003
    If you want the log-in screen to go away completely, go into Control Panel>Network and under 'Configuration' remove any/all of these you find:

    Client for Microsoft Networks
    Microsoft Family Logon
    Windows Logon
  5. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Reported problem solved and requested thread closed.

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