If you type any user ID and leave the password blank at the Windows
95 or 98
startup screen, the startup dialog will not reappear the next time you start the
computer. When logging in, leave the password field empty, and press
If your password file (
\windows\Your_User_ID.pwl) is corrupted,
delete it and restart Windows to recreate it properly. Service Pack 1 has a bug
which corrupts password files; this bug requires the subsequent Password Upgrade
to prevent it from reoccurring.
You can also manually stop Windows from prompting for a password by following these directions from the Microsoft knowledge base:
Network Neighborhood, and then click
Configurationtab, in the "Primary Network Logon" box, click
Windows Logon. Then click
Control Panel, double-click
Note: If you cancel the network login, the
Passwords tab may not be available. You must log in so that
Change Passwords tab will be available.
Change Passwordstab. Click
Change Windows Password, and then click
Change Windows Passworddialog box, type your current Windows password in the "Old Password" field. Leave the "New Password" and "Confirm New Password" fields blank.
User Profilestab, and verify that
All users of this PC use the same preferences and desktop settingsis selected.
This should eliminate the password request at login.