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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by MRBEE, Dec 11, 2001.

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  1. MRBEE

    MRBEE Thread Starter

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    During the boot up process, a window pops up headed "Welcome to Windows", and instructs me to enter my username and password before continuing.

    Since I really don't care if anyone enters my computer, or not, is there a way to eliminate that password protection pop up?
     
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi again! :D

    Try this for a start:

    Go to ControlPanel>Network
    Choose Windows Logon as Primary Login

    Open system.ini
    Delete all lines under
    [Password Lists]

    No joy?

    Go to Start/Find/Files or Folders, and type *.pwl in the 'named' field.
    Delete the files with the *.pwl extension that come up.

    Now reboot
    You should now get the login box. Type your name and password or leave the password field blank for no password

    Good luck,
     
  3. Bryan

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    Under most circumstances if you just do this you shouldn't see the logon prompt at startup any longer.

    In the Windows logon box type in a user name, any name will do. Leave the password box blanks and click on OK.
     
  4. MRBEE

    MRBEE Thread Starter

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    The moderator can place a "resolved" on this one.

    Thanks again, Tony. The finding and deleting of *.pwl worked.

    So far, I have never failed to get the help I needed from this web site.
     
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