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Password prompt

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Jeff Stanton, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. Jeff Stanton

    Jeff Stanton Flightless Bird

    I have XP Pro SP3. I am the sole user and I would like to eliminate the
    prompt asking for a password every time I boot up. I haven't assigned a
    password. Is there a way to do this?
    Jeff


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    "Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity"
    Richard Feynman
    Nobel Prize Physicist
     
  2. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Jeff Stanton wrote:
    > I have XP Pro SP3. I am the sole user and I would like to eliminate
    > the prompt asking for a password every time I boot up. I haven't
    > assigned a password. Is there a way to do this?


    Now is a great time to point you to one of the easiest ways to find
    information on problems you may be having and solutions others have found:

    Search using Google!
    http://www.google.com/
    (How-to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/basics.html )

    Given that - here is an answer given *many* times in the newsgroups and
    individually - the answers can be found using various searches...

    Automatic Logons:
    ------
    Microsoft method:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315231
    (Essentially the same... but different place:
    http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/13/ )


    Microsoft Method 2:
    TweakUI from:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx


    control userpasswords2 method:
    1) Go to the Start Menu and the Run box.
    2) Type in the following:

    control userpasswords2

    now click OK
    3) In the new Windows that appears select the account you wish to make the
    primary logon.
    Now uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password..." box.
    4) Hit Apply and a dialog box will appear asking you to confirm the selected
    users password.
    Click OK when you are done...
    ------

    Hopefully that gets you where you are wanting to be.

    It is a *good* thing in the user arena to:
    1) Have strong passwords.
    2) Have more than one administrator level account (with strong passwords).

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  3. Gordon

    Gordon Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Stanton" <jstanton@hughes.net> wrote in message
    news:hT7kn.21873$cp7.16615@newsfe23.iad...
    > I have XP Pro SP3. I am the sole user and I would like to eliminate the
    > prompt asking for a password every time I boot up. I haven't assigned a
    > password. Is there a way to do this?


    <sigh>. YOU might be the sole PHYSICAL user but presumably you are connected
    to the Internet? A password is one of the many ways in which your
    vulnerability to outside invasion AND the possible consequential affect on
    other users can be reduced.
    It's no coincidence that the most secure operating systems do NOT allow
    users to access their user accounts WITHOUT a password...
     

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