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How do I turn off password for starting computer running Win-7?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Just Judy, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Just Judy

    Just Judy Flightless Bird

    Hi, again,

    Hi again,

    I'm still trying to help my neighbor, 87-years old, whose son
    gave her her first computer, a laptop running Win-7, 6 weeks ago. The
    only thing she does on the computer is e-mail to/from her far off
    children, and plays Solitaire. It's not like she's toting around a
    laptop carrying military secrets and the unlock code to launch a
    nuclear attack. But for reasons that escape both of us, the most-oft
    repeated problem is that when the computer is turned on, she has to
    enter her password, which I'll make up here: Computer1.

    On more than one occasion, that password has failed to work.
    Usually, it's because she's in caps lock mode, or she makes a typo, or
    puts a space after the word Computer. (I know passwords are case
    sensitive.)

    I could clobber her son for setting a password when he bought
    the computer, but now she (and I) want to eliminate the requirement of
    that password. I'm a minor-league geek, and I know the distinction
    between e-mail password and this type of password. <G> It's not an
    e-mail password that's at issue.

    However, I am_NOT_any semblance of geek in Win-7. I don't even
    know if this password requirement is something that's required by Win-7
    or it's something that was set up at the initial prompting of Toshiba
    (laptop manufacturer) when the computer was first started.

    Can anyone tell me how to eliminate that password requirement?
    Please, please be specific. Feel free to talk to me as though I am a
    babbling idiot. I am (in this instance).

    My e-mail address here is correct, but please post your reply
    here in the group.
    --
    Judy~
    http://www.frugalsites.net/911/sept11.html
     
  2. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Just Judy" <JoodyJoodyJoody@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:9m7v96dcoe3uahmdt4nlv9njf4v2l1sm9a@4ax.com...
    > Hi, again,
    >


    Control Panel>>User Accounts>>Remove Your Password
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Just Judy" <JoodyJoodyJoody@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:9m7v96dcoe3uahmdt4nlv9njf4v2l1sm9a@4ax.com...
    > Hi, again,
    >
    > Hi again,
    >
    > I'm still trying to help my neighbor, 87-years old, whose son
    > gave her her first computer, a laptop running Win-7, 6 weeks ago. The
    > only thing she does on the computer is e-mail to/from her far off
    > children, and plays Solitaire. It's not like she's toting around a
    > laptop carrying military secrets and the unlock code to launch a
    > nuclear attack. But for reasons that escape both of us, the most-oft
    > repeated problem is that when the computer is turned on, she has to
    > enter her password, which I'll make up here: Computer1.
    >
    > On more than one occasion, that password has failed to work.
    > Usually, it's because she's in caps lock mode, or she makes a typo, or
    > puts a space after the word Computer. (I know passwords are case
    > sensitive.)
    >
    > I could clobber her son for setting a password when he bought
    > the computer, but now she (and I) want to eliminate the requirement of
    > that password. I'm a minor-league geek, and I know the distinction
    > between e-mail password and this type of password. <G> It's not an
    > e-mail password that's at issue.
    >
    > However, I am_NOT_any semblance of geek in Win-7. I don't even
    > know if this password requirement is something that's required by Win-7
    > or it's something that was set up at the initial prompting of Toshiba
    > (laptop manufacturer) when the computer was first started.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to eliminate that password requirement?
    > Please, please be specific. Feel free to talk to me as though I am a
    > babbling idiot. I am (in this instance).
    >
    > My e-mail address here is correct, but please post your reply
    > here in the group.
    > --
    > Judy~
    > http://www.frugalsites.net/911/sept11.html


    Maybe some versions of Win 7 are different than others, I'm not sure, but I
    tried the tip that Thip gave and didn't see the option of changing or
    removing password. If yours does the same, in the pane in the top-right
    corner named "search control panel" enter remove password and hit enter. You
    should see it now.
    HTH,
    Dave
     
  4. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    Judy

    The same in XP,Vista and Windows 7

    1. At a command prompt, type "control userpasswords2" and press Enter to open the
    Windows 2000-style User Accounts application.
    2. On the Users tab, clear the Users Must Enter A User Name And Password To Use This
    Computer check box and then click OK.
    Then hit Apply and back out.

    Reboot


    --
    Peter
    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    http://www.microsoft.com/protect



    "Just Judy" <JoodyJoodyJoody@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:9m7v96dcoe3uahmdt4nlv9njf4v2l1sm9a@4ax.com...
    > Hi, again,
    >
    > Hi again,
    >
    > I'm still trying to help my neighbor, 87-years old, whose son
    > gave her her first computer, a laptop running Win-7, 6 weeks ago. The
    > only thing she does on the computer is e-mail to/from her far off
    > children, and plays Solitaire. It's not like she's toting around a
    > laptop carrying military secrets and the unlock code to launch a
    > nuclear attack. But for reasons that escape both of us, the most-oft
    > repeated problem is that when the computer is turned on, she has to
    > enter her password, which I'll make up here: Computer1.
    >
    > On more than one occasion, that password has failed to work.
    > Usually, it's because she's in caps lock mode, or she makes a typo, or
    > puts a space after the word Computer. (I know passwords are case
    > sensitive.)
    >
    > I could clobber her son for setting a password when he bought
    > the computer, but now she (and I) want to eliminate the requirement of
    > that password. I'm a minor-league geek, and I know the distinction
    > between e-mail password and this type of password. <G> It's not an
    > e-mail password that's at issue.
    >
    > However, I am_NOT_any semblance of geek in Win-7. I don't even
    > know if this password requirement is something that's required by Win-7
    > or it's something that was set up at the initial prompting of Toshiba
    > (laptop manufacturer) when the computer was first started.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to eliminate that password requirement?
    > Please, please be specific. Feel free to talk to me as though I am a
    > babbling idiot. I am (in this instance).
    >
    > My e-mail address here is correct, but please post your reply
    > here in the group.
    > --
    > Judy~
    > http://www.frugalsites.net/911/sept11.html
     
  5. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:29:14 -0400, Just Judy
    <JoodyJoodyJoody@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Hi, again,
    >
    >Hi again,
    >
    > I'm still trying to help my neighbor, 87-years old, whose son
    >gave her her first computer, a laptop running Win-7, 6 weeks ago. The
    >only thing she does on the computer is e-mail to/from her far off
    >children, and plays Solitaire. It's not like she's toting around a
    >laptop carrying military secrets and the unlock code to launch a
    >nuclear attack. But for reasons that escape both of us, the most-oft
    >repeated problem is that when the computer is turned on, she has to
    >enter her password, which I'll make up here: Computer1.
    >
    > On more than one occasion, that password has failed to work.
    >Usually, it's because she's in caps lock mode, or she makes a typo, or
    >puts a space after the word Computer. (I know passwords are case
    >sensitive.)
    >
    > I could clobber her son for setting a password when he bought
    >the computer, but now she (and I) want to eliminate the requirement of
    >that password. I'm a minor-league geek, and I know the distinction
    >between e-mail password and this type of password. <G> It's not an
    >e-mail password that's at issue.
    >
    > However, I am_NOT_any semblance of geek in Win-7. I don't even
    >know if this password requirement is something that's required by Win-7
    >or it's something that was set up at the initial prompting of Toshiba
    >(laptop manufacturer) when the computer was first started.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to eliminate that password requirement?
    >Please, please be specific. Feel free to talk to me as though I am a
    >babbling idiot. I am (in this instance).
    >
    > My e-mail address here is correct, but please post your reply
    >here in the group.


    It's an easy fix. Just click on the Start Orb and in the search box
    type 'netplwiz' (without the quotes) and hit enter. In the window
    that comes up make sure you're on the User's tab and look at the top
    part of the window. Clear the checkmark on the line that says "Users
    must enter a user name and password to use this computer." Now click
    on OK and you'll be asked to provide the username and password of the
    account that will be used when you boot Windows from now on.


    --

    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Professional
    Forte Agent 6.0
     
  6. bod

    bod Flightless Bird

    Roy Smith wrote:
    > On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 15:29:14 -0400, Just Judy
    > <JoodyJoodyJoody@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Hi, again,
    >>
    >> Hi again,
    >>
    >> I'm still trying to help my neighbor, 87-years old, whose son
    >> gave her her first computer, a laptop running Win-7, 6 weeks ago. The
    >> only thing she does on the computer is e-mail to/from her far off
    >> children, and plays Solitaire. It's not like she's toting around a
    >> laptop carrying military secrets and the unlock code to launch a
    >> nuclear attack. But for reasons that escape both of us, the most-oft
    >> repeated problem is that when the computer is turned on, she has to
    >> enter her password, which I'll make up here: Computer1.
    >>
    >> On more than one occasion, that password has failed to work.
    >> Usually, it's because she's in caps lock mode, or she makes a typo, or
    >> puts a space after the word Computer. (I know passwords are case
    >> sensitive.)
    >>
    >> I could clobber her son for setting a password when he bought
    >> the computer, but now she (and I) want to eliminate the requirement of
    >> that password. I'm a minor-league geek, and I know the distinction
    >> between e-mail password and this type of password. <G> It's not an
    >> e-mail password that's at issue.
    >>
    >> However, I am_NOT_any semblance of geek in Win-7. I don't even
    >> know if this password requirement is something that's required by Win-7
    >> or it's something that was set up at the initial prompting of Toshiba
    >> (laptop manufacturer) when the computer was first started.
    >>
    >> Can anyone tell me how to eliminate that password requirement?
    >> Please, please be specific. Feel free to talk to me as though I am a
    >> babbling idiot. I am (in this instance).
    >>
    >> My e-mail address here is correct, but please post your reply
    >> here in the group.

    >
    > It's an easy fix. Just click on the Start Orb and in the search box
    > type 'netplwiz' (without the quotes) and hit enter. In the window
    > that comes up make sure you're on the User's tab and look at the top
    > part of the window. Clear the checkmark on the line that says "Users
    > must enter a user name and password to use this computer." Now click
    > on OK and you'll be asked to provide the username and password of the
    > account that will be used when you boot Windows from now on.
    >
    >

    Easiest way is to click START..CONTROL PANEL...USER ACCOUNTS..REMOVE
    YOUR PASSWORD.

    Hope this helps.

    Bod
     
  7. Thip

    Thip Flightless Bird

    "Dave" <dave@unknown.invalid> wrote in message
    news:1IidnRwEd7QumD3RnZ2dnUVZ_oidnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    > Maybe some versions of Win 7 are different than others, I'm not sure, but
    > I tried the tip that Thip gave and didn't see the option of changing or
    > removing password. If yours does the same, in the pane in the top-right
    > corner named "search control panel" enter remove password and hit enter.
    > You should see it now.
    > HTH,
    > Dave


    I'm just using the Home version.
     
  8. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    "Thip" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:8gcllpFjauU1@mid.individual.net...
    > "Dave" <dave@unknown.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:1IidnRwEd7QumD3RnZ2dnUVZ_oidnZ2d@sigecom.net...
    >> Maybe some versions of Win 7 are different than others, I'm not sure, but
    >> I tried the tip that Thip gave and didn't see the option of changing or
    >> removing password. If yours does the same, in the pane in the top-right
    >> corner named "search control panel" enter remove password and hit enter.
    >> You should see it now.
    >> HTH,
    >> Dave

    >
    > I'm just using the Home version.


    Your tip was a good one and she probably could have got there. I can't help
    but wonder why some of the more basic functions of Win 7 aren't
    standardized.
    Dave
     
  9. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Just Judy wrote:
    > Hi, again,
    >
    > Hi again,
    >
    > I'm still trying to help my neighbor, 87-years old, whose son gave
    > her her first computer, a laptop running Win-7, 6 weeks ago. The
    > only thing she does on the computer is e-mail to/from her far off
    > children, and plays Solitaire. It's not like she's toting around a
    > laptop carrying military secrets and the unlock code to launch a
    > nuclear attack. But for reasons that escape both of us, the most-oft
    > repeated problem is that when the computer is turned on, she has to
    > enter her password, which I'll make up here: Computer1.
    >
    > On more than one occasion, that password has failed to work. Usually,
    > it's because she's in caps lock mode, or she makes a typo, or puts a
    > space after the word Computer. (I know passwords are case
    > sensitive.)
    >
    > I could clobber her son for setting a password when he bought the
    > computer, but now she (and I) want to eliminate the requirement of
    > that password. I'm a minor-league geek, and I know the distinction
    > between e-mail password and this type of password. <G> It's not an
    > e-mail password that's at issue.
    >
    > However, I am_NOT_any semblance of geek in Win-7. I don't even know
    > if this password requirement is something that's required by Win-7
    > or it's something that was set up at the initial prompting of Toshiba
    > (laptop manufacturer) when the computer was first started.
    >
    > Can anyone tell me how to eliminate that password requirement?
    > Please, please be specific. Feel free to talk to me as though I am a
    > babbling idiot. I am (in this instance).
    >
    > My e-mail address here is correct, but please post your reply here in
    > the group.


    If none of these expert tips work, go to the source. Open "Help and
    Support." Put "password" in the text box and click on the search icon.
    Pick an option and follow directions.

    I don't have any personal experience because I have only one account
    (administrator) and never had a password. I am running W7 Ultimate (x64).
    --
    Crash

    Atheism is a matter of faith, too.
     
  10. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    On 28/09/10 13:45, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:

    >
    > I don't have any personal experience because I have only one account
    > (administrator) and never had a password. I am running W7 Ultimate (x64).


    Do NOT use Windows 7 with only ONE user account. In Windows 7, the
    built-in Administrator account is disabled by default and although it is
    possible to enable it, that process may be beyond what you feel
    comfortable with.
    You need to forget anything to do with XP, and create a User Account
    with Administrator privileges, (call it Admin or similar) and give it a
    password. Keep this account for emergency access (such as in this case)
    and for elevation purposes. Then change your User account to a Standard
    User account (there is absolutely no need to run as an administrator on
    a daily basis in Windows 7 - Windows 7 has the "right-click-run as
    administrator" function for when you need admin privileges). You will be
    much safer and better protected doing this.
     
  11. Alias

    Alias Flightless Bird

    On 09/28/2010 04:11 PM, Gordon wrote:
    > On 28/09/10 13:45, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I don't have any personal experience because I have only one account
    >> (administrator) and never had a password. I am running W7 Ultimate (x64).

    >
    > Do NOT use Windows 7 with only ONE user account. In Windows 7, the
    > built-in Administrator account is disabled by default and although it is
    > possible to enable it, that process may be beyond what you feel
    > comfortable with.
    > You need to forget anything to do with XP, and create a User Account
    > with Administrator privileges, (call it Admin or similar) and give it a
    > password. Keep this account for emergency access (such as in this case)
    > and for elevation purposes. Then change your User account to a Standard
    > User account (there is absolutely no need to run as an administrator on
    > a daily basis in Windows 7 - Windows 7 has the "right-click-run as
    > administrator" function for when you need admin privileges). You will be
    > much safer and better protected doing this.
    >


    Either that or use Linux and not worry about malware.

    --
    Alias
     
  12. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Gordon wrote:
    > On 28/09/10 13:45, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> I don't have any personal experience because I have only one
    >> account (administrator) and never had a password. I am running W7
    >> Ultimate (x64).

    >
    > Do NOT use Windows 7 with only ONE user account. In Windows 7, the
    > built-in Administrator account is disabled by default and although it
    > is possible to enable it, that process may be beyond what you feel
    > comfortable with. You need to forget anything to do with XP, and
    > create a User Account with Administrator privileges, (call it Admin
    > or similar) and give it a password. Keep this account for emergency
    > access (such as in this case) and for elevation purposes. Then change
    > your User account to a Standard User account (there is absolutely no
    > need to run as an administrator on a daily basis in Windows 7 -
    > Windows 7 has the "right-click-run as administrator" function for
    > when you need admin privileges). You will be much safer and better
    > protected doing this.


    I misspoke. I do have a user account, but with administrator privileges
    and no password. Since I live alone and am the only user of my computer,
    please tell me what danger I face with no password.

    I can't forget anything about XP because I never ran it. My previous
    system was W2K.
    --
    Crash

    "Something there is that doesn't love a wall, that wants it down."
    ~ Robert Frost ~
     
  13. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    On 28/09/10 16:36, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    > Gordon wrote:


    >
    > I misspoke. I do have a user account, but with administrator privileges
    > and no password. Since I live alone and am the only user of my computer,
    > please tell me what danger I face with no password.
    >


    Any one who gains access to your computer via ANY electronic means can
    use it as a bot or worse because you will get NO notification that
    anyone is trying to do that.
    As I said, there is ABSOLUTELY NO NEED to run as an administrator on a
    daily basis in Windows 7.
    It's no coincidence that the SECURE operating systems such as Unix and
    Linux do NOT allow (in the main) users to run as Root (aka
    "administrator") on a daily basis.

    > I can't forget anything about XP because I never ran it. My previous
    > system was W2K.
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Flightless Bird

    alias is getting desperate...as usual!

    On 9/28/2010 7:28 AM, Alias wrote:
    > On 09/28/2010 04:11 PM, Gordon wrote:
    >> On 28/09/10 13:45, Dave "Crash" Dummy wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> I don't have any personal experience because I have only one account
    >>> (administrator) and never had a password. I am running W7 Ultimate
    >>> (x64).

    >>
    >> Do NOT use Windows 7 with only ONE user account. In Windows 7, the
    >> built-in Administrator account is disabled by default and although it is
    >> possible to enable it, that process may be beyond what you feel
    >> comfortable with.
    >> You need to forget anything to do with XP, and create a User Account
    >> with Administrator privileges, (call it Admin or similar) and give it a
    >> password. Keep this account for emergency access (such as in this case)
    >> and for elevation purposes. Then change your User account to a Standard
    >> User account (there is absolutely no need to run as an administrator on
    >> a daily basis in Windows 7 - Windows 7 has the "right-click-run as
    >> administrator" function for when you need admin privileges). You will be
    >> much safer and better protected doing this.
    >>

    >
    > Either that or use Linux and not worry about malware.
    >

    STOP SPAMMING THIS W 7 NG WITH YOUR LINUX SHIT!!!
    Got it?
     
  15. Tecknomage

    Tecknomage Flightless Bird

    Others may have supplied a solution, but you MAY want to try:

    "Ultimate Windows Tweaker" (freeware) for Vista & Win7:
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista

    I setup a coworker's DELL Win7 Pro desktop system and it works.


    Also suggest "CCleaner" (freeware), much better than Windows Disk
    Cleanup:
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

    Again works with ALL versions of Windows. Works on coworker's DELL
    Win7 Pro system.


    --
    ======== Tecknomage ========
    Computer Systems Specialist
    IT Technician
    San Diego, CA
     
  16. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

  17. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Tecknomage wrote:
    > Others may have supplied a solution, but you MAY want to try:


    Solution for what? I don't have any problem.

    I already have CCleaner and Ultimate Windows Tweaker.
    --
    Crash

    "Never underestimate the power of the Dark Side."
    ~ Obi-Wan Kenobi ~
     
  18. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i7vvhe$gq3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Tecknomage wrote:
    >> Others may have supplied a solution, but you MAY want to try:

    >
    > Solution for what? I don't have any problem.
    >
    > I already have CCleaner and Ultimate Windows Tweaker.


    I have CCleaner.. what is Ultimate Windows Tweaker?
    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     
  19. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Ophelia wrote:
    > "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i7vvhe$gq3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> Tecknomage wrote:
    >>> Others may have supplied a solution, but you MAY want to try:

    >>
    >> Solution for what? I don't have any problem.
    >>
    >> I already have CCleaner and Ultimate Windows Tweaker.

    >
    > I have CCleaner.. what is Ultimate Windows Tweaker?


    Are you familiar with TweakUI, used to set things in prior versions of
    Windows? That's what this does. It is hard to explain in 25 words or
    less, but since it is portable, requiring no installation, you can
    download it and run it and see what it offers. Then keep it, or not, use
    it, or not. I have it but haven't really used it much.
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista
    --
    Crash

    "The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion."
    ~ Arnold H. Glasow ~
     
  20. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i80402$5h1$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Ophelia wrote:
    >> "Dave "Crash" Dummy" <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:i7vvhe$gq3$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> Tecknomage wrote:
    >>>> Others may have supplied a solution, but you MAY want to try:
    >>>
    >>> Solution for what? I don't have any problem.
    >>>
    >>> I already have CCleaner and Ultimate Windows Tweaker.

    >>
    >> I have CCleaner.. what is Ultimate Windows Tweaker?

    >
    > Are you familiar with TweakUI, used to set things in prior versions of
    > Windows? That's what this does. It is hard to explain in 25 words or
    > less, but since it is portable, requiring no installation, you can
    > download it and run it and see what it offers. Then keep it, or not, use
    > it, or not. I have it but haven't really used it much.
    > http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-v2-a-tweak-ui-for-windows-7-vista


    Many thanks, Crash! I will have a look.

    --
    --
    https://www.shop.helpforheroes.org.uk/
     

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