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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Aixtase, Jun 30, 2007.

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  1. Aixtase

    Aixtase Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    I have just reinstalled windows and created a single account. When I created a password I accidently chose to make myself "private". However, having nothing 'top-secret' on my computer, I would like to remove this feature to be able to retrieve my files from another account or operating system.

    I've browsed around in the options but couldn't find out how to render my account non-private whilst password protected.

    Could anyone help me out please?

    Cheers

    Ed
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    As long as you are not looking for anything to do with the password just go to control panel then open user accounts and change the way user logs on and off - take the check mark out of welcome screen click apply and ok and exit out and reboot.
     
  3. The Hound

    The Hound

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    See the attached attachment...
     

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  4. The Hound

    The Hound

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    Actually, this attachment is probably closer--just do the opposite-uncheck the box.
     

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  5. Aixtase

    Aixtase Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys!
    I opted for The Hound's method (second screen shot).
    I've never been dissapointed with this forum and don't think I will be! =)

    Ed
     
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