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MS Networking logon - how do I get rid of it??

by mustafaalattar / September 8, 2006 8:07 AM PDT

I installed a ethernet card into a computer running Windows ME to get to broadband cable. Since then I get a logon screen for MS networking that I just click Ok and then get another screen that says I couldn't be verified on a network and click ok. Is there anyway to get rid of these? I do not need to logon to a network.


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Have You Tried?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 8, 2006 9:44 AM PDT

Are you trying to eliminate the logon at startup entirely? If so, then follow ALL of the instructions listed below. On the other hand, if you still want a Windows password at logon and you simply want to eliminate the network password, follow ONLY the instructions in the last paragraph. Either way, the instructions below should get you there.:

This should remove the log in password, but it will also remove any "saved" passwords that you may have applied to things like your dial-up internet connection,(if you checked the "Remember this Password" box) so make sure you remember what that is before doing this procedure.

Click on Start-Find/Search-Files or Folders, type "*.pwl" (without the quotes), click "Find Now/Search. When it brings up the various .pwl files, (there may be a couple), RIGHT click on them, choose "Delete". Then restart the computer. After it restarts, you will get a Log-in window again. When that pops up, type in a user name ONLY, DO NOT type in a password. Click Ok, then OK.

Then click on Start-Settings-Control Panel, then double click on the "Network" icon. When it loads, in the Configuration" tab, look at the "Primary Network Logon" area. Use the drop-down arrow menu to select for "Windows Logon" or "Family Logon" whichever one is present. The computer will need to be restarted and should start without a password request.

Hope this helps.


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MS Network logon is problem
by mustafaalattar / September 11, 2006 11:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Have You Tried?

I still get the MS Network logon after doing all the things you suggested. Are there any other places to look or things to try? Something in the register?

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So Which Did You Set The 'Primary Network Logon' To?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 1:50 PM PDT

Is it now set to "Windows Logon" or "Family Logon"? If there are both, try the other one. Make sure it does NOT say: "Client For Microsoft Networks".

Also, go to Control Panel and double click the Passwords Icon. Click the User Profiles tab and ensure that it is set to "all users use same preferences".

As to registry keys, etc. see the link below for other methods such as TweakUI.

Hope this helps.


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