Windows98 AutoLogin

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I need to set up an old Win98 box with a password for
login, and then have the op sys "remember" the
password and log me in automatically at startup,
the way that, say, Win2k can do it. The reason is that
I want to run VNC as a server on this old box, but without
a monitor.

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LeeTutorretired
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
TweakUI has an automatic login feature, on the Logon tab.  Download TweakUI from here, it will install an applet under your Control Panel.

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-2830963.html?tag=st.dl.10001-103-1.lst-7-1.2830963
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Top Expert 2004
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If you are comfortable in the registry
http://www.winguides.com/registry/display.php/125/
Automatic Logon to Windows 95, 98 and Me (Windows 95/98/Me)  Updated Popular
Category: Home > Windows > Login and Authentication
This setting allows Windows clients to automatically logon without entering a user name or password, therefore bypassing the logon box.

Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value called "Default Password" and set it to match the password of the default user.

Restart Windows and the system should automatically logon.

Note: The username of the default user can be found at [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon]

Note: The password is stored in clear text, therefore anyone with access to the registry can see the default password.



 
     
  Default Password REG_SZ "blogs123"  
 
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion...  
 


Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
Value Name: Default Password
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
 

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