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Stop prompt for password after resume for all users

Q: Stop prompt for password after resume for all users

I'm working on building an image of a windows xp pro machine to deploy to approx 800 machines in a windows NT4 network. By default every time a new person logs in it creates a new profile, and in this profile under the power settings it is set to prompt for password after the PC resumes. How can I set it so that option is not set by default for all new users.

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I have multiple users on one machine.

The PC is constantly going on standby and locking them out. I have set the power settings for several users, but i cannot set them for all.

I have a script running that resets the power configuration to "always on" in the registry, but it does not overwrite the standy and hard disk settings under power management. If they are set to 15 minutes, it stays at 15 minutes even if the cofiguration is changed from Home to Always on.

Also I cannot have the password on resume unchecked by default for all users. It has to be manually done. I ahave triied registry and GPEdit settings for all of these but no joy.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Slarti

A:Removing "prompt for Password on Resume" Globally

Make all the settings you need to make on one user. Then copy that users profile to the Default user profile. The only problem is that you will have to also delete everyones profile that already exists on the computer so that when they login again, they will get the new profile. This is how we solved the issue on our network.

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Hi there, spreading this a little wider to see whether anyone else has experienced the same issue and whether anyone has found a workaround. Disabled strong security on the cert works around the issue as the prompt will not occur without strong security
Summary of issue:
When using Internet Explorer 11 on 2012 R2 with RDS or Citrix
and "Enable Strong Security" is set on a Personal Certificate, the prompt to ALLOW or DON'T ALLOW the application (in this case IE11) to access the certificate appears in another users session.
Others have highlighted the same issue:
Greg99 details the steps in this post with screenshots:




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I was a Mac guy back when some of you mavens were using MS-DOS. Whenever I bring up a command prompt with Vista it takes me to "C:\Users\username>". How do I change it to "C:\" so I can run some of the fix-up utilities like bootrec.exe? I thought the CD command did it, but I couldn't get it to work.

A:Change to C:\ Prompt from C:\Users\username> Prompt

You are correct in that you use the cd command.

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Hi All

Does anyone know if there's such a thing as a little stand-alone application for switching the internet on and off?

Norton put an icon in the system tray which, with only two clicks, could block everything to and from the internet.

For reasons associated with this thread , I'm currently trying pc tools free firewall (man, it's a monster!!!) but it doesn't seem to give me the option to temporarily turn the connections off.

Any help would be gratefully received.

A:Is there a Stop/Resume app for net connections ?

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I recently installed Firefox 3 and began having problems with video downloads. They begin and then within a few seconds stop... sometimes I see a "buffering" tag... but the video never resumes. Additionally, when I download a data file the download stops short. I can get it to resume by clicking Pause, then Resume. It often takes multiple times to get the full download. I'm not using any extra download manager.

WinXP (SP2), Firefox 3

A:video downloads stop and won't resume

Add'l information. It seems that my download problems are not a Firefox problem. I uninstalled FF3 and installed FF2.0.0.15 and got the same results with my test downloads. Does anyone have another suggestion?

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My computer died because of battery and it's trying to resume from where it shut down. The problem is, my computer crashes at the point of startup when it gives me the option to system resume or reboot normally. Is there some way to get it to stop trying to system resume and do a normal boot?


A:How to stop system resume on startup

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try this:
Safe Mode
Startup Repair
Note: You may need to do startup repair 3 to 4 times.
Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
System Repair Disc - Create
System Recovery Options
System Restore
Repair Install

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I'm a home user, Windows 7/Home 64-bit, the only user of this Laptop, and do not need or desire password protection. When I initialized the system two weeks ago, I left the password fields blank. However, when I boot up (cold start), return from "sleep" mode, or return from "hibernate" mode, I get a Windows 7 splash screen with my account logo and an indication that the machine is "Locked" ... and to proceed, I must click on the account logo. That is a step I would like to avoid.

I went Control Panel>Power Options>Advanced Power Options and made sure the Password on Resume option checkbox was not checked.

I've read dozens of threads on this forum with problems that seem to parallel this issue; however, I'm still confused as to how to turn this behavior off.

So, what's next?

A:Password on Resume

Hello websquad.

See if the tutorial at the link below is what you want, if not have a look at the "related tutorials" links at the bottom on the page; be sure to keep us informed.

How to Automatically Log On a User Account

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I have Vista. I am trying to set it so that when I put my laptop to sleep it will ask for a password to log back in when I wake it up. Under "PowerOptions > SystemSettings> Power Protection On Wakeup" I have it set to "Require a password."

However, when I wake up my laptop it does not ask for a password but instead loads right back up to the desktop. When I leave the computer idle for a long period of time and it locks itself/hybernates/whatever it does ask for a password, and I do have a password saved on the computer.

Is there something I am missing here? I'd like for the password prompt to start working.


A:[SOLVED] No Password Prompt When Vista Awakes Though Password Enabled

Hi -

Try resetting the power options to default settings.

Are all Windows Updates in, including Vista SP1 & SP2?


Regards. . .



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Consider the following scenario:
You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
The computer has a Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) hard disk.
The size of the SATA hard disk is large. For example, the size of the SATA hard disk is 1 terabyte (TB).
You put the computer into the Sleep state or into the Hibernate state.
You try to resume the computer.
In this scenario, you receive one of the following Stop error messages:
STOP 0x0000007A
STOP 0x00000077
STOP 0x000000F4

CAUSE:When you resume a computer, the SATA hard disk drivers require the SATA hard dis...When you resume a computer, the SATA hard disk drivers require the SATA hard disks to be ready within 10 seconds. However, a large SATA hard disk may take longer than 10 seconds to be ready. In this situation, the resume operation times out.Click to expand...


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I just installed windows 7. I am the only user of this computer, and have disabled the need to enter a password. But I want to get rid of the blue background with my picture, which needs to be clicked on to resume, every time my screen goes black (which happens if I don't use the computer for a few minutes, don't know what does this).

This is nuts. Why should I have this blue screen and need to clicfk my picture if I am the only possible user? I did delete an account with some funny name that I did not create, but I can not delete the administrator and guest accounts.

When I have to click my picture, it is the only picture.

Thanks for any help so I don't shoot my computer.


A:Stop clicking on picture to resume when screen goes black

I got rid of that by going to
Control Panel>Power Option>Require A Password on wakeup
and changing that setting down near the bottom.

Also, on the Power Options screen, you can change the Turn Off Display and Sleep settings if you don't want the screen going dark, by clicking Change Plan Settings.

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Hi there was wondering if anybody can help me . I need my PC to prompt users for their credentials when they try and c$ /D$ into my machine . I am on a domain .

A:Prompt users for credentials

Have you tried using the 'Credential Manager' in your control panel?


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I have setup a picture slideshow for my screensaver, but when I move the mouse button around the computer does not ask for my password as I have told it to do. It does not take me back to the welcome screen.


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OK so I'm having a curious problem. When my screen saver comes on, I have to enter my password to resume. Not a problem, except for the fact that I never set that up. And when I go to the Screen Saver settings, the box to uncheck is greyed out to me. I've read some articles about going into Power Options, Change the Plan Settings, Change Advanced Power Settings, and then clicking on some link about changing settings that unaccessable or something to that extent.

I don't have that link. Here is a screen shot:


I have even modified a registry setting, but with no luck. Any ideas?

And yes, here is my system specs... please don't laugh at me.

Computer Type ACPI x86-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
OS Service Pack Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 7.0.6001.18000
DirectX DirectX 10.0

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4 631, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name ECS 945GCT-M3 (2 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 2 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset Intel Lakeport-G i945GC

A:screensaver password resume help

hi nerdonfire,

Welcome to the Forum.

Right click on a free part of desktop, select personalize
Select Screensaver
Select change power settings
On the left hand side (blue background) select Require a password on wakeup
Select Change settings that are currently unavailable
Accept the UAC prompt
You can now select the option Don't require a password

I hope this helps

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I am running WinXP Pro. I am an admin and I have one user account and the guest account is enabled. I cannot disable the screensaver password. Under Display/Screen Saver, the "on resume, password protect" box is checked and grayed out. Any info is welcomed.

A:On resume, password protect

Are you logged in as 'admin' ?

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Ok, so after fixing choppy touchpad problem, I got onto another problem which seems unreleated. After every resume from suspend or hibernate, the trackpad and touchpad are both dead. Reboot returns things back to normal. To me sounds like BIOS problem, but I use latest BIOS, flashed yesterday. Version is 2.22 

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Model : Toshiba R30-A-1CQ / PT343 Windows 8.1
Problem developed that intermittently touchpad would fail to register button presses. - Seemed intermittent. Rebooting machine solved problem for a while.

Updated to Windows 10 via Microsoft Windows Update - problem still occurs.

Further problem examination shows that the button functionality stops working after the laptop is resumed from sleep. - Can now reproduce this 100%. Windows needs to be restarted for touchpad button functionality to be restored.

All Windows updates applied. Touchpad is using Alps driver Ver 10.100.303.105.

Is there a later/earlier touchpad driver which will resolve this problem?


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Then your acces will be denied NOTE: If command prompt says: "Are you sure Y/N?" and if you type in y then press enter guess what acces is denied

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I'm running XP home on an HP Pavilion ze2000 series laptop. I keep it password protected due to a nosey 4-year-old nephew of mine. Lately it's not accepting my password when I log in from standy/hibernation(not sure if it's just one or the other). It doesn't happen all the time. It's happened maybe 3 times in twice as many resumes.

Caps lock isn't on. No key is being held down. I just don't get it.

A:Xp Won't Accept Password After Standby/hibernate Resume

I understand this is a 2007 thread, but I'm facing the same problem now. Every time I put the computer on standby and then come back and start it again, it asks for the password (which is how I want it, I don't want to remove the password), but it won't accept the password at all. I've entered it some 15 to 20 times at a stretch, making sure about the Caps and Num locks, and looking at the keyboard and typing each key slowly so that I'm not making any mistake, but nothing works, it just keeps giving the message that the password is wrong. Then when I restart, it immediately accepts the password. This has started just two days ago.

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I use the Schedule task feature at 6:00 P.M everyday to run a batch file to shutdown the user's computer. Here is the batch file I'm using:

Shutdown -s
My problem is that the user uses a On resume, password protect on his computer. So the schedule task will not initialize unless if the user is login.
Is there anyway around this?

A:Schedule shutdown won't work on resume password.

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I want to restrict users from running programs from command prompt. I dont want to restrict users from using command prompt, but I want to restrict them only from running programs/applications (.exe files) from command prompt.
Actually I have restricted some programs using DisallowRun key in the registry, but the problem is that users can still run those from command prompt. As per the requirement I cannot restrict command prompt too.
Can someone help? how can I restrict users running programs from command prompt?

A:Restricting users running programs from command prompt

logon as administrative
click on startmenu
click on run
type gpedit.msc
click on user configuration
click on administrative templates
click on system
on the right pane look for the option .. " restrict programs from being run from online Help."

also check out the option preventing shell scripting....
but it 'll also prevent ur .bat files from executing

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I'm running Windows 8 8400 on a Lenovo s205

The origin of the issue:
I messed up a little my MBR by removing the dual-boot system incorrectly, and had to repair it using a USB drive with Windows 8(the automatic repair did the trick). Immediately after the repair, the problem started.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Close the lid,
2. Open the lid,
3. Wait for the logon screen to appear,
4. Enter the correct password.

What happens:
Laptop reboots by itself.
After the reboot, I'm able to enter the password and log in successfully.

How reproducible:

Additional details:
*After the repair, Windows 8 SLIC(I mean the spinning dots on resume) was replaced by the old progress bar with the word "Resuming".
*No dumps get generated
*The settings upon closing the lid are: "Hibernate", whether on battery or using charger.
*Event viewer just contains an error that the last shutdown was incorrect.

Things that I haven't tried:
1. Running sfc /scannow (already done after starting topic; did not find anything)
2. Running a full check disk
3. Trying the safe mode
4. Trying the clean boot

I'm not that bothered by this problem, and I don't really want to reinstall Windows - just curious what it might be.

A:Windows 8 RP crashes when entering the password upon resume from sleep

Looks like this was fixed by moving the pagefile to a separate partition. No reboot in 4 resumes, and before - this was 100% reproducible.

Nope, it crashed again.

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I have a multi-users win7 (64bits) system, with one Administrator priviledge accounts, the others being non-admin.
Disk is partition with system on C and data on D and E.

All users can access to D and E.

How to enforce security properties so that delete file or folder on D or E must prompt for admin password? I see that I can totally prevent DELETE, but I just want to permit delete, when user successfully entered admin pwd on prompt.

If I right-click on D:
Then properties and view security tab, I see 4 groups:
* Authentified users
* System
* the admin account
* users (the admin account as user)


A:How to enforce a delete admin pwd prompt request on multi-users sys?

Remove the group named "Authenticated Users".

I would suggest that you test this on a test folder as a quick test to see if this does what you really want. If you do this to the root of a drive, you will not see the option "Include inheritable permissions...."

The user at the start of this video is an admin account named "username" (without a password). Once the standard user logs on, you will see the popup asking for that admin account password.

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A forum moderator of Microsoft Community has suggested that I repost my question here.
What I need to do is to find a way to switch users automatically right
after the main user account has logged in (when Windows 8 start-up process is over). The sequence should be like this: booting the OS -> logging into the main user account -> logging it off -> logging into another user account.    

Since the edition of the OS is non-pro I cannot use scripts involving Group Policies Editor nor can I resort to the commands provided by 'quser' which is missing. From my understanding,
'Tscon' allows to switch to a user who's already logged in, and 'tsdiscon' just gets me to the Logon Screen.
If there's no other way to switch users via the Command Prompt what 3rd party software would you recommend that's capable of switching users and has a CLI so that I could use
it with Windows Task Scheduler?

(Have been looking into the problem for three hours.. to no avail) 

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This keeps appearing on one of my xp pcs. Can this prompt be stopped?

I have not seen a way in hijackthis, or msconfig start programs. I have it semi removed, not in the program list within the add remove programs.

I do not want the prompt appearing daily.


Russ - Rneuman @ scaninc.org

A:how do i stop the i8 install prompt

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i have never had this prompt in win7, and it only happened recently when i upgraded to w8.

i am the only sole user, the only admin of my pc and i'm logged in as admin as well. UAC is disabled too.

why then, when i transfer files from one place to another - it keeps prompting that i'll need to provide administrator permission to copy to this folder? clicking continue will indeed continue the transfer, but i'm sick of having to do that. running .bat files gives me the same problem as well - i never had to right click and run as admin in the past.

how do i disable those irritating prompts?

A:how to stop irritating prompt - "you'll need admin permission"?

can anyone help?

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The command prompt window keeps flashing and I don't know how to make it stop. It says "access is denied. The system cannot find the path specified." Writing this post is difficult because it keeps interferring. Please help! This is the computer I use for work

A:Command Prompt Window Won't Stop Flashing

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I have Dell laptop which come with OEM. I read a lot then the only solution is to download from Windows creation tool by Microsoft.

Problem is, once I boot from the USB or DVD which the tool provides. It stuck at command prompt. I tried use legacy boot and Uefi boot. Result are same.

Anyone getting same issue?

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I bought a top of the line XPS 15 9550, with 1TB M.2 SSD, 4k touchscreen and 16GB of RAM. Had frequent blue screens of death that I fixed by replacing the SSD drivers with the Samsung ones.
Now my biggest woes are that quite often the speakers crack and that I cannot put the laptop in standby/sleep.
If I have the power supply plugged in and I put the laptop to sleep, when I wake it up from sleep the internal keyboard no longer works. The keyboard backlights react to my typing but windows doesn't see me typing anything. Even the CAPS LOCK led doesn't light up if I try to toggle that key. Luckily if I connect an external keyboard, that one works.
If I don't have the power supply plugged in and I put the laptop to sleep, when I try to wake it up from sleep, it instead tries to boot and complains about a missing loader file. At that point if I plug it in and I hit retry it proceeds with the rest of the boot but of course since this is a fresh boot all of my work prior to attempting to go into standby is lost.
Please advise.
thank you!

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Nowadays, I am downloading and trying out few Linux Distros.
So, before sleeping at night, I opened downloads of three Distos on the following Server:

Clearly, this is a simple HTTP Server and supports resuming downloading after pause.
The 3 distos which I was downloading were approx of 700 MB each.

In the morning when I woke up, I saw that one file had got fully downloaded successfully,
whereas for other two files, the status in Firefox was showing as Finished, but filesize of downloaded file in windows explorer was showing in 300+ MB's only.

So this means Firefox marked 2 files as Completed even if it did not download whole files.

My question is, Since I have limited internet bandwidth(and time), and since this HTTP Server supports resume,
is it possible to rename the 300+ MB files with extension .part (with zero byte file of original filename) and
change some configuration in Firefox(where??) to mark the status of these files
as Paused (instead of finished), So that I can continue their downloading from where it left off.
This may feel like a long shot, but as Firefox is Open Source, so I feel this should not be too hard to pull off.

Please help...

PS: I also know md5sum of these files. So if this kind of resuming is possible, I can easily find out whether the final file is intact or not.

A:Resume a Successfully Downloaded Incomplete File from Resume supported Website.

Nobody can help ?

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Hi there

Any way to STOP this annoying prompt when I start the Video server - since I want to run Windows essentially Headless I don't need prompts when starting things like multi-media servers etc.


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Hi there

Any way to STOP this annoying prompt when I start the Video server - since I want to run Windows essentially Headless I don't need prompts when starting things like multi-media servers etc.


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I uninstalled my wireless card and software on my Dell Laptop equipped with Windows XP SP3. I attempted to start it in safe mode to do a virus scan. All I get now is the safe mode, with the cmd.exe window with C:\Documents and Settings\Joe> and a blinking cursor. When I restart, I press F8 and choose "start windows normally" and "last known good configuration" to no avail. No matter what option I pick, it brings me right back to this screen. I need help ASAP, I am at work and I need to have access to my laptop. Forget the scan, all I want now is for Windows to load normally so I can go about my business. If anyone could give me an idea of what went wrong here I would really appreciate it. Thank you.

A:Windows won't stop loading into safe mode with cmd.exe prompt

Nevermind, I fixed it. Thanks.

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Hello, I would like to make it so that when I access computer a from any other computer in the house, it prompts for a password to any other computer trying to access the computer's files. Again, only the computer's files, because I do not want printers and such to be password protected ( i do not have a print server).

Or, if that is not possible, how would I make it so that a specific computer cannot have access to computer a's files? i tried changing the workgroup to two seperate workgroups, but that specific computer is still able to access my files even though the account is password protected, and the accounts names are different, without a password prompt of any sort.


A:password prompt

you may disable guest account.

Prompt for the guest password The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Information Might Be Corrupted. Prompt for the guest password ...

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Hi there people,

I was trying to share some folders over a wireless network between my desktop and laptop but having the password option enabled on my desktop it still does not ask for a password prompt when accessing the folder from another computer??

Any help would be appreciated


I'm using Windows Vista Home Premium on both machines via a Netgear wireless Router.

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Hi, I am using windows 2000 professional an everytime I use the send and receive option using outlook it asks me for my password. What is going on?

A:Password prompt

In Outlook go to Tools, Options, Connection...Uncheck the box for Hang up after sending and receiving.

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Today when i went to restart my computer after installing a wireless card i clicked on Start/Shutdown as usual but a different style box came up with the options in a drop down menu instead of the usual 3 options in front of you. Also when it restarted it went to the log on page and asked for a password which it has never done so before. I purposefully left the password blank when i first set it up so as not to forget it (no one else logs on to it but me). I just clicked enter and it started as usual but how do i stop it asking for the password at all? What could have caused it to change to this setup as nothing for windows has been changed?

A:New password prompt?

(If this is a NETGEAR card)1. Go to Start->Run2. Type in msconfig3. Navigate to the "Startup" tab4. Uncheck NrvGina.dll (or something like that)5. Apply and Close 6. Restart

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Hi all,

I have a user account on my laptop, running Windows 7, named 'RDPLIVE'.

FYI: It is an admin account, but it is NOT the in-built Administrator account.

What I want to do is either:

1) When the password prompt appears at first boot-up, I would like my 'startup apps' to load in the background, so that once i have entered my password and 'logged-in', my startup apps are 'nearly loaded'...if you know what I mean.


2) Disable the requirement for the password at first boot-up, but then still be required to be entered should I lock my PC at any later point in time.

If only Option 2 is available, then I would go for that one and then part of my startup 'commands', apart form opening apps such as anti-virus and torrent clients, etc... I would also add a 'Lock PC' command, so it 'mimics' what I want to get out of Option 1.

Sounds like a good thing to have on my laptop as I am the only one who uses it, and will ever use it. There will always only be this ONE account on the laptop and I use it as a desk PC (w/docking station), so in terms of 'how secure' this idea is...that is not my main concern.

I wold just like to know if what I want to happen is at all possible!

Thanks for reading and any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

A:Password prompt!

Click your Start Orb/Button (whatever you want to call it), type netplwiz into the Search box, press enter. From there Option 2 is available.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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I know this has been covered probably somewhere, but I can't find out how to add a password box to the UAC prompts so it asks for my password (or whoever's the account it is using privileges with). It did this sometimes in Vista, but I have Windows 7 (it came with this computer). unfortunately I found a tutorial on the forums, but it uses GPedit which Windows 7 Home Premium does not have. I would like to have the extra security by having to enter my password with UAC (I believe it does this in OS X too).

Here is a picture of the one on Mac OS X (Although I don't need it where you have to type the username)


A:Add a password prompt to UAC?

Read this (post #6) and do system restore point before trying it


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How can I stop XP from asking me for a password when I start up the computer? I never had it that way before, but now it asks me for a password. I just hit enter and it logs me in normally. I want to get rid of that and don't know how or where it came from.


A:Can I get rid of XP password prompt?

If your logged in as administrator, go to users account and see how it's handling logins.

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How can I disable the username and password request prompt during startup in xp pro?


A:getting rid of password prompt

You can get TweakUI for XP. It has the option to log on automatically.

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i'm running windows 2000 professional and wanted to know how to delete the password prompt when i first start up my computer.

also i need some help with irq. what is irq and how do i access it on my computer?

as always any and all help would be greatly appreciated!

thank you!

A:w2k password prompt

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Hello, How can I make my documents, pictures, music etc.. only viewable to me, so other users can't browse through them?

Many Thanks

A:Stop other users.. HELP

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I am attempting to connect to my new roommate's network, which is password-protected, but it does not prompt me for the password and therefore won't allow me to connect to the internet.

It will begin the connection process, and declare that it has connected, but it really is not connected. Also, when trying to connect, Windows informs me that I am missing a "certificate."

No one else has an issue connecting.

This is on an HP Mini, with a "broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN", with Windows XP.

Thank you.

A:No network password-prompt

What's the exact version of Windows on each machine? XP-Home or XP-Pro on yours? How about his?
Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configuration... Read more

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I recently installed some applications onto my XP VM and now I'm getting a prompt for an XPMUser password.  How do I get rid of this or is there a standard password that I can input here?  I would hate to loose a days worth of work and have to restart theis VPC.  Pelase help!

A:Prompt for XPMUser password

Allright, so if you are sure that your password is blank, try this. 1. Turn off/shutdown the vm. 2. Open its settings, in Integration Features section, uncheck the checkbox that says automatically enable at start up(similar to that). click ok 3. Now boot the vm. At the login prompt, enter user name as (the xpmuser as displayed in the setup wizard), and hit enter (password blank), this should log you in. 4. Now, open command prompt, and execute "net user (username) (password)", if successfuly, your new xpm user password is reset to  (password), if you wish to change the whole profile, you can just add a new user account and make it a member of Administrators group. 5. Now, open settings, go to "Credentials" page, and delete credentials. ALso, now go to integration features page, and enable "integration features at startup" checkbox. 6. Shutdown vm. (if you like it quick, just kill "vmwindow.exe" process in taskmanager) 7. Start the vm again, it should prompt for credentials, and you can enter the newly set credentials, and do remember to check the "Remember Credentials"; Do reply if it helped.Thanks,
Rashmi U.R

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