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By ART23 ·
I can't seem to remember how to disable the Windows password upon startup. This pc is a personal pc and the Windows password window pops up upon booting up.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Windows Password

1. Find and delete files named *.pwl

2. Restart the computer. When the logon screen appears, don't enter anything, just click ok.

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by ART23 In reply to Windows Password

I know that you can click OK or cancel to bypass the message but I do not want the logon window to pop up at all.

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by SyscoKid In reply to Windows Password

Yeah, but if you do what I said, and click OK (NOT Cancel), then restart, the login box should be gone.

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by ART23 In reply to Windows Password

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Windows Password

I will assume you are using windows 9x

Open control panel
Locate and open the "Paswords" Icon
Click on the button "change windows password"
enter the Old password on the top line
leave the next 2 lines blank
Click on OK....restart the machine

You will no longer be presented with a password prompt at startup

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Windows Password

by deleting *.pwl, you will also be deleting any saved passwords from other applications or web sites that windows may have stored,

Deleting all your password lists is potentially destructive

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Windows Password

If this PC is connected to a home or business network, changing your primary login from "Client for Microsoft" to "windows Logon" will no longer attempt to automatically log you onto the network....

Also, the process described above allows you tochange the "windows" logon only, and does not affect any network logon... There are 2 buttons available on the passwords screen, a button for windows password, and a button for network password

There is no need to adjust network settings, and increases the potential for a crippling misstep

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by ART23 In reply to Windows Password

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by romesh In reply to Windows Password

Go to Network in the control panel, and change to windows logon. Reboot the pc, and you lwill be prompted for a password. Leave it blank and click no ok, not cancel. This should get rid of the logon box. Good luck!

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