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Removing Network Password box on start-up?

by seafox13 / April 2, 2005 2:57 PM PST

My W98se machine is networked to a gateway machine running XP, and all works perfectly. That is, except that I want to get rid of the Enter Network Password box on booting up the W98se machine, which we just click through anyway, as we have never allocated a password as far as I recall. As this box is superfluous, how do I stop it from appearing, and interrupting the boot-up, please?

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I may be wrong,
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 2, 2005 7:31 PM PST

but I assume that if you get rid of the Network Password box on startup you will not be able to access the home network afterwards. Is that what you want?


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Re: removing logon box
by Kees Bakker / April 2, 2005 7:47 PM PST


I don't think Mark's fear - although fully understandable - is right. After a clean reinstall of Windows I've got no logon box at my Windows 98 computer (I still have to make users after installing the last programs and cleaning up Start>Programs) and I can access my XP computer.
So it's worth a try, I think.

Read for instructions.


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Mark & Kees, thank you.
by seafox13 / April 2, 2005 8:11 PM PST
In reply to: Re: removing logon box

I will follow the suggestions proffered, as we do not make use of user profiles on either pc. Of course, I wish to retain the network interaction at all times, Mark.

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Yep, I thought I might be wrong
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 3, 2005 4:13 AM PDT
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Two ways I know of
by Steven Haninger / April 3, 2005 6:36 AM PDT

First, unless you need otherwise, change from "Client for Microsoft Windows" to "Windows Logon" in you network settings. You may also need to delete all *.pwl files as well but these lose other passwords as well as logon. If need Client for Windows, you can download TweakUI from MS and configure autologin. This shows the login screen but automates the process and it goes right to the desktop as the user selected. Hope that helps.

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(NT) (NT) Thanks Steve, I'll check Tweak UI.
by seafox13 / April 3, 2005 8:23 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) OK boys, all fixed thanks!!
by seafox13 / April 3, 2005 10:40 PM PDT
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