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I installed a LAN at home.  Part of the network setup makes it so that there is a box that comes up at bootup requesting a
                      password. I don't use a password and just leave the field blank and press enter.  Is there a way to bypass that screen and
                      just let the machine go into a regular windows (95 and 98) boot up?
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isilver earned 150 total points
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Their are a few things you need to do here.

Option 1:  This is not suggested to do but you can search your computer for all pwl files and rename them to pw0 files.  then restart your computer and you will be prompted for the username and password again.  Leave the password field blank and hit ok.  Next time you restart it won't ask you.

Option 2:  This option is used depending on how your network setup.  Just go into the network control panel and set the primary network logon to windows logon.

Option 3:  Here you will need to install a program from the windows cd called tweak ui.  You can do this by going into the add/remove control panel.  click on the windows setup tab.  push the have disk button.  then click on the browse button, go to your windows cd-rom and choose tools -> reskit -> powertoy -> hit o.k. and put a check in the tweakui box.  then push the install button.  Now go back to your control panel and choose tweak ui.  Click on the network tab along the top and put a check in "log on automatically at system startup"  type in the current username and put in any password.

The one I would suggest to use is the 3rd one but all 3 should work.
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by:zacharias032600
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I couldn't get the tweak ui the way you said but I did get it directly from the win98 disc and it worked on that machine. You've got me half the way there!

Now how do I do it on the win95 machine (that is an OEM system so that I don't have the system disc)? Option 1 is not appealing and I don't think option 2 can be used because my hardware and software made it clear in their setup to use the Client for Microsoft Networks Logon.

Does tweak ui work on win95? When I put the win98 disc into the win 95 machine, it does not recognize that there is a disc in there.  Furthermore ,how do I backup from registry file on 95 since there is no scanregw available and the documentation with tweak ui indicates that it can screw up the registry?

Thanks
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by:dsazama
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you can download the win9x power tools from sites such as shareware.com and do what jsilver said in item 3.

the power tools contain tweakui and should work on any win9x platform (NT as well)
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by:zacharias032600
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Low and behold, option 2 worked on the win95 machine.

I tried the dsazama suggestion to download Itweaku. That did not work like the tweakui worked on my other machine.  In their FAQ's the author said that that one function didn't work on his computer either! (I couldn't get tweakui to load on the win95 machine.)

Thank you
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