Removing User Login dialog

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In Windows 98, after setting up users and subsequently removing them all, how do I prevent the Login dialog box from appearing every time I start Windows? (I've tried removing the WinLogin key from the Registry which didn't work.)

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LeeTutorretired
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
This Microsoft Knowledge Base article should do it:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q152104
How to Prevent a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Millennium Edition Logon Prompt at Startup
you can install tweakui and under the network tab there is an option to AUTOMATICALLY Login
Right click on Network Neigbrohood and click on Properties
If Client for microsoft networking is set as Primary network logon change it to Microsoft family logon.

Next click Start, Run and type sysedit. Click on System.ini
scroll to the bottom of the page to [Password List] remove all names in the password list.

The next time you login and if it asks you for a user name and password enter a username but do not enter a password. It may ask you to confirm the password just click OK.

Then shut down and restart and it should not ask you for any logon information.

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Commented:
hi leetutor, wrong link...
the correct one as below
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;152104

my idea, windows will not prompt  for id and password whenever the password entered is *blank* (no password) during the first time boot up.
select to Windows Logon, after restart your system, leave blank password with your name entered.
(this just for the first time, remove your password if you have entered so)
LeeTutorretired
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Jlim01, I know about the recent change at Microsoft about leaving out the Q in the link.  The old links will still work, for a couple of years in the future, if I remember what I read recently on that.  I just haven't gotten around to changing all the links in my computerized notes.

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Thanks for the response guys. I'm afraid I led you a bit astray with my original question. It was the user's Password dialog box I wanted to remove.

I deleted Windows Family Logon in the Control Panel Network applet and made Windows Logon my primary network logon. In recreating my logon profile, Windows prompted to copy svrapi.dll which I ignored (copying didn't work), then I was back to the good old id/password prompt, which I bypassed using TweakUI.

Thanks again

Didn't I say to use tweakui?

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Yes you did, stretchsp, but it didn't work until I'd got rid of the user password dialog. Have accepted your comment and Novell2NT's as part of the answer. Hope it increases your points (am new to the site so not sure how it works).

Thanks to everyone that responded.

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