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Bypassing Windows Login

By cbsconstco ·
How can I get past the windows login without the name and password? I recently purchased a used notebook and it asks for that information.

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by dmiles In reply to Bypassing Windows Login

Go to Control Panel >>> Network and ensure that Windows Log on is selected (NOT Network logon).... ... Select users in Control Panel and if there are any others there that you dont want ... delete them ...(if someone else also has their own user ID and you delete it they will need to do as follows as well!) Search HD for all password files (*.pwl) and delete... re-boot ... enter name and NO Password (Just select OK)

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by NetworkGuy55 In reply to Bypassing Windows Login

In XP, unlike previous versions of Windows, you must logon as someone. To boot directly to the desktop, delete all users but one and remove that user's password.

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by wcp In reply to Bypassing Windows Login

If you cannot login to Windows XP with any account, this is different issue and you may need a third party software to reset password to login.

But try blank password with Administrator account.

Once you can login to Windows XP, you can bypass login windows by using TweakUI

Download it from

You may have to install Service Pack1 if you have not done it yet.

Once TweakUi is installed, navigate to

Start | All Programs | Powertoys for Windows XP | TweaK UI and expand

Logon and click Autologon on the left pane.

From the right pane, specify user name you want to auto logon and set password.

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by wcp In reply to

Refer to the following site for Another way to bypass login Windows.

Click on "Win XP Tips" and "Enable Autologon".

This site shows two ways; one with TweakUI and another which is a lot easier than TweakUI.

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by SRamesh2K In reply to Bypassing Windows Login

You can use the following steps to enable automatic logon without editing the registry in Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional (not joined to a domain):
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type control userpasswords2, and then click OK.
In the dialog box that appears, clear the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer check box, and then click OK.

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