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12-19-2001, 02:38 AM
i just got my computer back from my work... and everytime i turn on my computer it asks for a windows log on password... how do i take that off... its annoying me... thanks... i do know the password (if that helps)...
12-19-2001, 08:15 AM
What OS are you running? If it's 95 or 98, just go into the Windows directory and find a .pwl file. Delete it (or rename it) and reboot. When the password box appears, do NOT enter a password, and it won't prompt you again.
12-19-2001, 12:14 PM
hehe, or you could just hit cancel. It ususally by passes. Oh, and I didn't have a log on until I created a network... might have something to do with it.
12-19-2001, 02:31 PM
Well, you set a password. Wouldn't that be why you are being asked for it?
12-19-2001, 08:00 PM
Need more information to truly help you:
1. Is your computer networked at home?
2. What operating system are you using?
3. Is it really a Windows login that it's asking for, for a Microsoft Network login?
Basically, you can remove the password prompt (from the 'Network Properties' dialogue if it's a network login), or you can automate the entry of the password with something like TweakUI, which is free.
If it's just a Windows login, you can remove the password and therefore the prompt from Start -> Settings -> Passwords. Just enter your old password and leave the new password blank.
12-20-2001, 02:45 AM
if you have 95 or 98, check this:
go to control panel -> network, make sure the logon type is set to "Windows Logon", not "Microsoft network logon" or something of that sort.
If you make it "Windows logon" and delete the .pwl file, you will be good. But, if you delete .PWL, it may take any of the passwords that IE had saved for you.... Just a side note.
12-20-2001, 05:22 PM
Just change the Primary Network Login to: CLIENT FOR MICROSOFT NETWORKS, in the Netstack.
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