Windows Without Prompting for a Password (Windows 9x)Does Windows
prompt you for a password every time you boot up even though you're
the only one using the PC? Follow these instructions to make Windows
automatically start up without prompting you for a password.
Windows 9x passwords are recorded in a Password List file, these
files are stored in the Windows directory and named according to
your username, they can be recognised by their .PWL extension.
For example, if your username was 'John' then your password file
would probably be 'c:\windows\john.pwl'
To remove the password prompt start by finding the PWL file relating
to your username and rename it to *.old (e.g. c:\windows\john.old).
If your running a network, you then need to open 'Control Panel
-> Network' and check that the 'Primary Network Logon' is set
to 'Windows Logon'.
Now restart Windows and you'll be prompted for a password, leave
the Password box empty then click OK, you should now not be prompted
for a password again.
Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require
you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that
problems resulting from the incorrect use of the registry can be
solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.