| How to get rid of the Windows Logon "Password Prompt" |
1. First make sure that you have ENTERED a password to begin with.
When you first start up your computer you will see this:
This is the Windows logon password prompt
Enter your NAME and tap [ENTER]
Tap [ENTER] to record a "blank" password
Tap [ENTER] again to confirm the "password"
If you are sucessful in recording a "BLANK" password you will never see this annoyance again.
2. Changing or Removing an Existing Password
Go to SETTINGS
Click CONTROL PANEL
Double-Click the NETWORK Icon
Click the CONFIGURATION tab
Under PRIMARY NETWORK LOGON Choose WINDOWS LOGON
You will be prompted to RESTART
Double-Click the PASSWORDS Icon
Choose the USER PROFILES tab
Click the "radio button" next to the option "ALL USERS OF THIS PC USE THE SAME SETTINGS AND DESKTOP PREFERENCES"
Now choose the CHANGE PASSWORDS tab
In the CHANGE WINDOWS PASSWORD box:
Type your current Windows password in the OLD PASSWORD box
Leave the NEW PASSWORD box BLANK
Leave the CONFIRM NEW PASSWORD box BLANK
If this does not get rid of the PASSWORD PROMPT,
If you somehow have more than one PASSWORD, OR if
you have FORGOTTEN your PASSWORD do THIS:
3. Deleting a Forgotten Password
Go to FIND
Click FILES AND FOLDERS
(Or Right-Click START>>>Click FIND)
SEARCH Drive C for the following: *.pwl
This file(s) will probably feature your name (for example mine would be nicks.pwl)
THESE .pwl FILES ARE YOUR PASSWORDS. You can delete these with no problem
DELETE all .pwl files
RESTART your computer
When you logon just enter a blank screen as your password. (Do not type ANYTHING...leave the box BLANK)*
The WINDOWS LOGON SHOULD never reappear
Hope this helps!