bypassing the login on the MS start page

gogwmosFebruary 12, 2012

Every time I boot up the computer, it asks me for my password. It is only my home computer so there is no need to have to log in everytime.

Using a Dell and WINXP.

How can I bypass this?

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana

Go to Start
Control Panel
User Accounts
(probably) Owner or Administrator (maybe listed as both)
Remove my password and follow the steps.

That should do it.

Depending on what 'view' you have of your Control Panel (Classic view), there 'might be' an additional step to get to 'User Accounts'.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 7:26AM
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The option to remove or change a password is available by going to the Control Panel and selecting User Accounts.

If you are the one and only user of this computer, I'm making a guess that you are talking about the administrator account and that you will always be using that account. Of course, that is your decision to make but by doing so there is a greater risk of damage to your computer should you ever be infected by a computer virus or other malware. You should consider creating a user account (which does not have the elevated privileges that an administrator does) and use that for your normal computer use.

If you choose to use only the administrator account, I suggest you become very familiar with the workings of your antivirus program and the available tools to combat malware (many of them are free) and how to use them and update them regularly. Sooner or later you will get attacked (if you haven't already) and fixing these problems is sometimes very difficult if the infected account has elevated admin privileges.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2012 at 7:26AM
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Don't know why I tried this, but when I just went to start up the computer I just hit enter instead of putting in a password and it bypassed the whole shebang.

Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 4:22AM
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