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W98 Password Question

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by Arclight, May 19, 2001.

  1. Arclight

    Arclight Member

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    I currently am using the password box and password to open/start W98.<br>
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    How do I eliminate the password box function--so W98 just boots on thru to the desktop?<br>
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    Thx<br>
    Arc
     
  2. Windows 9x passwords are recorded in a Password List file, these files are stored in the Windows directory and named according to your username, they can be recognized by their .PWL extension. For example, if your username was 'John' then your password file would probably be 'c:\windows\john.pwl' To remove the password prompt start by finding the PWL file relating to your username and rename it to *.old (e.g. c:\windows\john.old). If your running a network, you then need to open 'Control Panel -&gt; Network' and check that the 'Primary Network Logon' is set to 'Windows Logon'. Now restart Windows and you'll be prompted for a password, leave the Password box empty then click OK, you should now not be prompted for a password again.<br>
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    Give this a try I used to do it when I ran 98, I know another way but I can't think of it right now, its been sometime since I used 98.<br>
     
  3. Fershlugg

    Fershlugg Master Guru

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    The other way is to download TweakUI... it installs itself in the control panel and does alot of stuff besides logon... Good addon...<br>
    <br> <A HREF="http://www.tweakfiles.com/appearance/tweakui.html" TARGET=_blank>http://www.tweakfiles.com/appearance/tweakui.html</A><br>
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