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Is there a way to create a Windows 7 Pro XP Mode Virtual Machine without a password

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I am stuck and need some help.  And, I can't move on until I get it.  

I am running Windows 7 Pro (64bit).  I want to use XP Mode and Windows Virtual PC which is a feature of 7 Pro.  I am in the process of creating the machine.  The below screen shows the dialog box I have.  I do NOT want to enter a password.  I don't use one on my Windows 7 machine and I don't want one for the XP Mode Virtual Machine.  But, as you can see, the NEXT button is not an option.  It stays grayed out unless you enter a password, which I don't want to have.  Is there any way to add this Virtual machine WITHOUT entering a passwored?  Or could I enter one and then delete it somewhere so there isn't one?  

I figure I can add a password and then set the XP Mode to remember it or not ask for it.  BUT, I PREFER, if it is possible, to create the XP Mode machine with no password.  Is this possible?  Thanks!  Gary

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It gets stored in your credential manager, so you will not have to enter it when launching xpm....

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Just enter a password. You won't have to enter it again if you keep the 'Remember Credentials' box checked.
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Thank you!
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