ScreenSaver Password

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MHSCodeMaster

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OK, here's the deal:

I have an OLD computer running DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.11. It runs great, but the old thing doesn't have the requirements to upgrade to 95.

Anyway, at one time or another, I put a screen saver password on this thing; but now I can't remember what it is. So I can't use the screen saver password setting and can't change the password (it wants me to type the old password before the new one). Does anyone know how I can fix this. I imagine that I'll need to chage the registry -- that's ok, I'm an advanced user. I can't believe that I don't know how to do this!

Thanks!
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It's in CONTROL.INI, in Windows 3.11 you don't need to worry about the registry. :)

Load up CONTROL.INI in Notepad and locate the screen saver section. Normally this is in the format :
[Screen Saver.xxx]

where xxx is the screen saver name.

Now locate the heading Password=. This will have some odd characters, dont worry this is not the password, but your password encrypted. All you have to do now, is delete these weird characters and your password has gone.

If the command PWProtected is 1, all you have to do is set this is false, by replacing the one with a (zero) 0.
 
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