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How to avoid showing password dialog box when starting Windows.

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How to avoid showing password dialog box when starting Windows.

Refer to the following procedure.

[For the case you launch Windows right after setting up Windows.]
Type only [User name] and leave [Password] blank, then click [OK].

[For the case you already input password once.]
Follow either below 2 method.
Method 1 - To remove extension PWL file -
1, Click [Start] - [Find] - [Files or Folders]
2, Type [*.PWL] and select [Windows] to look in.
3, Delete found PWL file.
4, Click [Start] - [Settings] - [Control Panel].
5, Double click [Password] icon.
6, Click [User Profiles] tab and choose [All users of this computer use the same preferences and desktop settings] option.
7. Restart Windows.
8, Type only [User name] and leave [Password] blank when [Welcome to Windows] dialog box appeared to type user name and password.

Method 2 - To edit SYSTEM INI file -
1, Open [SYSTEM. INI] file in Windows folder.
2, Add [;] (semicolon) in the head of line written under [Password Lists] to comment out.
3, Click [Start] - [Settings] - [Control Panel].
4, Double click [Password] icon.
5, Click [User Profiles] tab and choose [All users of this computer use the same preferences and desktop settings] option.
6. Restart Windows.
7, Type only [User name] and leave [Password] blank when [Welcome to Windows] dialog box appeared to type user name and password.