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W95/98/ME - How To Prevent Log-In Box From Appearing During Startup

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  1. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    This will work with Windows 98SE and Windows ME:

    1. Click Start - Run, type in REGEDIT, then click OK. This will open the registry editor.

    2. Click the + in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - Software - Microsoft - Windows - CurrentVersion - Network.

    3. In the Network sub-menu, click directly on Real Mode Net to expose its entries in the right pane.

    4. If you see AutoLogon listed, right-click it, then click Modify.

    5. Change the value from whatever it is to 00 00 00 00 (all zeros), then click OK.

    6. If AutoLogon is not present, right-click an empty space in the right pane, then click New - Binary Value.

    7. Type in AutoLogon (exactly as you see it here), then press the Enter key to lock in the name.

    8. Do steps #4 and #5.

    9. Close the registry editor, then reboot.

    The password log-in box should no longer appear.
     
  2. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Just moving this post to the front. I've had people ask for it and can't find it.
     
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    I tried this and it did get rid of the log in box at startup, but some of my icons were missing and my desktop background was missing/ changed? Any way around that?
     
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    The registry tweak will get rid of the password log-in box. It will not have any effects on the desktop appearance.
     
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    I am not too concerned with the log in box, but have another problem that is semi-related? I have a dial up connection and before all my programs have loaded at startup, this "other" dial up connection box appears. It looks different than the normal one and I don't know why it is popping up or how to get rid of it permanently? Any ideas?
     
  7. flavallee

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    YellowDog:

    This post is just to show people how to use this registry tweak.

    You need to post your problem in a separate thread in either the Windows 95/98/ME section or the Windows NT/2000/XP section.
     
  8. Yellowdog

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    Thank you, I will do that.:)
     
  9. flavallee

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    Bumping this forward again.
     
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    Is there a way to disable this in XP?
     
  13. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    Beats me. Someone in the Windows NT/2000/XP forum may know how. This registry tweak only works with Windows 95/98/ME.
     
  14. Bryan

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    In Windows XP, just goto the ControlPanel, click on "UserAccounts", then "Change Account" and select "Remove My Password".
     
  15. flavallee

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    Thanks, Bryan. I knew someone would have an answer for him. ;)
     
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