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Right click to toggle users password requirement

Q: Right click to toggle users password requirement


I have been doing allot of testing and boot tweaks lately and am hoping one of you Windows 7 Registry gurus can create a way to right click on my user icon or anywhere that will turn on and off the need to type in my password to login.

I hope this is possible and a easy tweak

Thank You Very Much !

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A: Right click to toggle users password requirement

Hello Rockit,

If you like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to create on/off .reg files for this.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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Hi, I have a client who JUST about got nailed by the little b******s that push a fake virus page to you then give you a number to call etc etc. 
They called me JUST as they were ALSO on the phone with the scammer, and I got them to hang up before any serious damage could be done...especially to their VISA card!
However, the little buggers managed to put a start up password in Windows BEFORE you get to the users/login screen. This is where the fortunate part comes in. The client was WATCHING AND PAYING ATTENTION! (I know! How rare is that???)
The password used was 'inbound'.
So to use the computer, all you have to do is put in the password 'inbound' and you get to the login screen. 
The faker created a homegroup and a hidden homegroup admin account for himself. I got rid of the homegroup and that user, but try as I might, I can't find out where you go to get rid of that password requirement. 
Any ideas?
(Win 7 home on an Asus i5 laptop)

A:Getting rid of Win7 Startup Password requirement when you know the password!

Is the password box the same as what is shown on this page.That would be a System password that can be removed by copying the System   (Sam) Hive from the Regback folder of C:\Windows\System32\config\Regback. 
First option is to do a System Restore . Edit: It should be SAM hive. Sorry.
Second would be to use a live linux disk to rename the System Hive in C:\Windows\System32\config\ and copy the one from Regback. This would only work if the date on the System Hive in Regback is before the problem began.
Edit: There is a file on the page but I have never downloaded it or used it. I suggest you at least scan it with Virustotal if you wish to use it to disable the password box.

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Here's a fun one.
I need to change the color of an Excel cell when a user selects it.

I have a spreadsheet which is a matrix of values 32cells by 30 cells. Users change the background color of a value when they have completed that task.

I would like the background(fill) to toggle between Grey and white when they select the cell. No other user entry is allowed and only the matrix cells will not be protected.

I think I need to create a function watching the onClick event but not sure.

Thanks for any guidance or help.
This needs to work on Excel 97 or greater.


A:Toggle Excel Cell color on click

>> onClick event

AFAIK there's no such thing for a worksheet. So firing an event when clicking a cell that's already selected could be a problem. There might be a workround but let's skip that for starters.

I'm confused that "No other user entry is allowed" yet users will be colouring (existing) values ; I guess you'd set up the values before issuing the sheet, and possibly set data validation of zero string length (NB - dv can be pasted over).

Try the below in the sheet module.


Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim r As Range
With ActiveSheet
Set r = .Range("A1:AD32")
End With
If Selection.Cells.Count > 1 Then Exit Sub
If Not Intersect(Target, r) Is Nothing Then
If Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 16 Then
Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 0
Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = 16
End If
End If
End Sub

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hi guys

i have a sheet in which i wish to toggle the background colour of banded rows.
i have part of the code but if someone could please assist. essentially what i want is if the user double clicks on the cell(in a specific range) the active cell colour changes as well as the font colour.

now when the user double clicks on that same cell again i need it to revert back to its original colour.
here is the code:

Private Sub Worksheet_Activate()
PreviousAddress = ActiveCell.Address
End Sub

Private Sub Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick(ByVal Target As Range, Cancel As Boolean)
On Error Resume Next

If ActiveCell.Value <> "" Then

Range(PreviousAddress).Font.ColorIndex = myFont
Range(PreviousAddress).Interior.ColorIndex = myBg
Run "PrevAdd"
PreviousAddress = Target.Address
myFont = Target.Font.ColorIndex
Target.Font.ColorIndex = 1
myBg = Target.Interior.ColorIndex
Target.Interior.ColorIndex = 3
End If

End Sub

the module is:


Public PreviousAddress$
Public myFont%
Public myBg%

Private Sub PrevAdd()
PreviousAddress = ActiveCell.Address
End Sub

A:toggle cell background on double click

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I'm having some issues where the taskbar in Windows 7 occasionally is getting in the way while using Google Chrome. Is there a way to quickly hide it .. hit my desired button .. then turn the taskbar back on without moving it or using the auto hide feature?

Thank You

A:Right Click or Shortcut to Toggle Taskbar hide or show

Bump .. Still trying to figure out this tweak. Maybe it's not possible?

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I've noticed for a month now that sometimes (and this happens like 45% of the time) when I open a youtube video, it does not respond when I try to pause it, play it, toggle the volume button, fast forward by dragging the little dot, expanding the video to full screen). Everything else works, the search bar, clicking on my user name, submit a post, liking a video, clicking on other videos. I'm running on a Windows 7, lenovo, x64 bit. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the latest firefox AND adobe flash player. Nothing works -_-. Can anyone possibly help me please? I have noscript, but I allowed all access for youtube. I don't know what is wrong!

A:Can't click on youtube videos (can't toggle volume, can't pause etc)

Do the same problems occur in IE?

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Hello anyone/everyone,
Not sure if this is the correct forum but I'll try.
Some how I got tied into something that requires me to log in with a password when I restart my system after a shut down. The system starts with the logo of a saki bottle, white, ceramic "kitty" with one paw upraised and below is a block for a password. Dell denies requiring anyone to have a password to log on but, I'm stuck with the password requirement. I don't know how I got it but I would like not to have to enter a password.
Any help will be appreciated.

A:Dell password requirement

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I am assisting my friend who had Vista on a computer and his sod bought him a Dell with Windows 8:
1- I am unable to remove password from sign-on. There appears to be no instruction as in Win 7/Vista.
2- Picture icons when transferred show only a general icon not an icon of the pictures as in Vista.
3- My friend accidentally removed the icon for the Instructions/ for Win 8 on the Start Menu. I cannot find the file for us to revie.
4- When I try to Create a Password Reset disk, the program asks for a password reset disk disk and password to be installed? Huh.
I am not a novice. Using computers since the Apple II

A:Remove requirement for Password

have a read here
this is how i removed on a few W8 and W8.1 Pcs

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Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

A:Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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I have windows xp, a dsl modem, & a router, which is acting as the firewall. Everytime I boot up the computer, I am prompted for a Linksys Password. How do I disable this feature? Is there a privacy setting or parental controls setting or something?

A:Router Password requirement @ bootup

Did you somehow set the router address as your home page ?

At what stage do you get the prompt?


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I dont want to type my password in every time I login to my computer. I have googled how to remove this and every post seems to say the same thing:
Launch command Prompttype netplwizlaunch the netplwiz appUncheck "User must enter username and password to use this computer"you will be prompted to confirm, with your current password.

However, this is not working for me! I am still prompted on startup for a password.

I do notice when I am in the "netplwiz" application that my username is in there twice. one time as an administrator and 1 time as a home user. I only seem to be able to highlight the administrator user and uncheck the box in step 4 above. I cant seem to highlight the other me.

Any thoughts?

A:I cant seem to remove password requirement on login

Hello xexers1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Double check with the tutorial below to see if it may help any.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
Are you sure that you are not dealing with require a password at wakeup instead of at startup?

Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
Hope this helps,

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I removed the requirement many times and ways. But when your pc updates during the night it turns it back to asking for the requirement again. very frustrating

A:how do you stop windows 10 password requirement

njabbfan Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums!I read your post about wanting to login to Win10 without using a password and wanted to help.Don't know what you tried, but see if this TenForums tutorial helps:  http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3539-sign-user-account-automatically-windows-10-startup.html Good LuckI am a volunteer and I do not work for, nor do I represent, HP.========================================================================If you feel my suggestions helped you, please click the Thumbs-Up symbol to say thanks!If they helped resolve your issue, please click "Accept As Solution" to help others find similar information. 

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I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!

A:Changing password logon requirement

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The HP software is requiring me to 1) have a sign on password & 2) change it periodically or my PC will be locked up. I do want or need this much outside control on my home PC. How can I turn this annoying requirement off? I now have 5 days before I have to change my password again!

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My computer recently began requiring me to use password at startup. I had previously disabled.

I went to NETPLWIZ as suggested elsewhere (Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup)

However, there is no box to uncheck that says "Users must enter username and password to use this computer." (see attachment)

What am I missing? I have also checked the Password Requirement on Wakeup in the Power settings and that shows "No" and the "Ctrl-Alt-Del" option is also not in place.


A:Unable to remove password requirement at Startup

Hello PreacherMan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Is your PC on a domain?

If so, then this can only be done in Registry Editor using the method in the second post at the link below instead.

windows 7 auto login without the "Users must enter a user name and" - Microsoft Community

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when i was using XP its like i can enter nothing as a password and get to use my account from the laptop but on windows 7 and vista its like i have to set a password and it doesnt take nothing as a password even if i dont have a password !!!!
i asked some one and he used regedit to disable it but i cant contact him again :S heellllppppp !!!

A:disable remote desktop password requirement

Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options
At the top of the list is "Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console logon only"

This setting was enabled by default in Windows XP as well. So in other words you must have disabled this value on Windows XP to be able to use blank passwords from the network.

I DO NOT recommended disabling this setting.

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In "Power Options/System Settings" I've set/checked
"Don't require a password."

Yet after it is awaken with a mouse move or keyboard
click it takes me to the Log-On Screen where I once
again have to enter my password.

An aside...I am using Office 365 and my MS Account is
one of those [email protected] So it may
disable that option even if set/checked.

Any help?


A:Password requirement upon awakening the computer....problem

Hello Windunce,

You might check to see if you may have password protection from screen saver enabled causing this.

Screen Saver Password Protection -Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Forums
Hope this helps,

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6400 CPU @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 94 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8077 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 149 GB (77 GB Free); D: 780 GB (775 GB Free);
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A few days ago an on screen message said words to the effect that Windows had encountered a problem and needed to close. The system cycled through a diagnostic sequence - an attempt at repair - eventually closed down. When rebooted followed much the same sequence.

I tried using a Windows Repair Disc, which opened up several repar options, but all eventually led back to the on-screen message - Windows has encountered a problem and needs to close down.

The system was restored using an external hard drive with a copy of system image. However, when the system is booted - within seconds a box appears on screen asking for a password to be entered. When the password is entered the boot continues without a hitch and Windows 10 works as normal.

The introduction of a password could well be something that I stumbled into whilst trying to solve the initial problem - I cannot honestly recall - but I would appreciate guidance as to how to eliminate this step from the boot process.

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Hi friends

I want to Disable windows startup login password requirement but i need that when i luck PC everytime after startup login, windows ask me password

How can i do this ?

Thanks for helps

A:Disable windows login password requirement

Click on Start and then Control Panel.

Click on the User Accounts and Family Safety link.

Click on the User Accounts link.

In the Make changes to your user account area of the User Accounts window, click the Remove your password link.

In the text box on the next screen, enter your current Windows 7 password.

Click the Remove Password button to confirm that you'd like to remove your Windows 7 password.

You can now close the User Accounts window.

Now that your Windows 7 account password has been deleted, you will no longer need to log on when your computer starts.

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Hi all
My daughter gave me her old Vista computer and it requires me to enter a password when booting, I have the password and can enter it no problems but I don't want to have to enter it every time I turn the computer on, I want to be able to turn it on and come back later when it's booted and ready to go the same as I have always done on my XP machines. So is there a way of removing the requirement to enter the password? I have the existing password and full admin rights so I can change anything needed to remove the password requirement.
Thanks in advance for all help received.

A:How do I change the requirement to enter the password when booting the computer?

Logon Automatically

Press WinKey+R or click on Start then Run, enter control userpasswords2 and press Enter or click OK.Check the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply. If it's already checked, skip to step 3.Select the user you want to be automatically logged on by clicking on it.Uncheck the "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer" checkbox then click Apply.
When you do this another window will open with the userid you selected showing (you can enter a different one if the wrong one is showing). Enter the password if there is one, leave blank otherwise. Click OK and you're done. Next boot, the userid you selected should be automatically logged on.

Or, since you don't care about passwords, just remove the password from Control Panel, User Accounts.

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hi there,

i was running IE6 without any problems, and decided to take the plunge and upgrade my win XP system to IE8 (stupid, stupid).

at first IE8 worked fine, but after a random crash, it has since refused to right click. here are the solutions ive tried without any luck:

- disabled all add-ons
- disabled antivirus & antispyware
- Reset Windows security settings back to the defaults
- reinstalled IE8
- uninstalled IE8 & reverted to IE6

nothing works, i have not been able to right click since the fateful IE8 upgrade. i think that malware/ spyware is unlikely because:

- PC has had Norton Internet Security on constantly
- everything was working perfect prior to upgrade
- i had only managed to browse a couple of sites on Ie8 before the crash, and they were yahoo/cnn type places

here's the weirdest part of the problem. if i right click on start->programs->internet explorer and select "run as ... Administrator", IE opens fine and the right click functionality works just fine!

any help will be much appreciated, thx!

A:IE6 & IE8 right click problem, but not for all users

for all the other pour souls out there that cannot right click in Internet Explorer and do not have spyware issues, heres the solution, courtesy of


& user degsy (thanks!), im also pasting it here in case the link doesnt work:


Download and install FreshUI

Run the program and goto Applications>Internet Explorer>IE Menu Settings>
Make sure Enable Context Menu is enabled.


weeks of grief have finally ended!

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Any guys from UK know of any good online stores for pc components. I've been on simply, dabs, technomatic, watfors and wstore. Do you know any other good ones?

A:British Users Click Here

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Just purchased 9 new Lenovo M93z all-in-ones. Have set up 7 of them and I'm having a problem with one that won't allow users to right click on desktop. On a windows domain network and users should be able to login on any pc. Logins work for everyone but on this one pc, half the users cannot right click on anything on taskbar or any icons. All users have same network rights and are NOT set up as users on pcs. Pc has been restored to factory default (Win 8.0) and done all updates and then update to 8.1 4x now.

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I'm the only person using my computer (usually). I have the secret Administrator account turned on and password protected. And my day-to-day account is a Standard account. Do I really need to password protect my standard account? What are the reasons to?

Thanks in advance.

A:Do standard users need a password?

In general, passwords are not required (accounts with blank passwords by default cannot be used to access the machine remotely). It is a good idea to set one if you can, simply for physical security's sake, but it's not *required* unless you have a specific reason to do so. It is sort of like having locks on your doors and not using them because you have a fenced yard - you're probably safe, but there's always the ability for someone else to do damage if they get into your yard.

Given that if the admin password is compromised or someone has physical access to the machine itself, password security is a moot point, but in general it's always recommended to be more secure rather than less. The choice, ultimately, is up to you though - it is your system.

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I have set up 2 users; 1 as administrator (me) and 1 for my wife. It is a home computer and we do not require password protection. I am the normal user and have managed to set up so that I login within having to enter password.
However when my wife uses the computer the Start-up screen is me and my wife has to switch user. When she does this she has to enter her her password.
Is it possible to set-up so that she can simply switch user without her passport

A:Switching Users without password

Hello Polterry, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Since you have more than one user account on the computer, you might consider using the tutorial below to set to always show all users at sign in instead of the last user. Since you do not have a password, it would sign in to your account automatically if you were the last one that signed out. Having it set to all users, will instead have the sign in screen show with all user accounts to select to sign in without having to switch user.

Sign in - Show All Users or Last User in Windows 8
If your wife doesn't have a password, she should be able to just select her account to sign in.

Hope this helps,

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Hey, i'm trying to uninstall a program, and windows is telling me that another user is logged on, and that it won't uninstall properly if they're logged in, anyway can i log that user out without having their password, so I can uninstall this program?

A:Switching Users Without A Password

You should be able to log them off by using Task Manager (Ctrl-Alt-Del), switching to the Users tab, highlighting the user that you want to log off and then select Log Off from the buttons at the bottom of the screen.

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Windows demands and forces us to use anew password, and can never go back to a previous password, even if we were forced to change it by Windows! have they reversed this crazy insane worthless policy? A long while back it said it demanded I use a new password, and can no longer use the password I chose and used. Then it always said you cannot use a previously used password. I thought a bunch of sane people found and way to tell M.s. to butt out, and leave us alone. or are we still being screwed?

A:does windows 10 still force users to use a new password

Originally Posted by retiredat44

Windows demands and forces us to use anew password, and can never go back to a previous password, even if we were forced to change it by Windows! have they reversed this crazy insane worthless policy? A long while back it said it demanded I use a new password, and can no longer use the password I chose and used. Then it always said you cannot use a previously used password. I thought a bunch of sane people found and way to tell M.s. to butt out, and leave us alone. or are we still being screwed?

Windows never forces you to use a new password. If you change it on an MS account, sure you cannot revert to an old password and quite rightly so for security reasons. MS are not going to make their system insecure just because you want to use bad practice.

Change to a local account and you can use whatever password you like!

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Hi. I have two local users on a Windows 10 laptop. I want both to be able to login without a password, just select the user and login. This was possible on Windows 7, but I can't see how on Windows 10. I have run Netplwiz, but this only seems to remove the password login for one user, not both.


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I have a domain environment where users on client computers need to run video games (I know it sounds stupid) in a non-privileged mode.

Here is the problem: Any modern game requires admin privileges to run. Or, at least modify permissions to the game folder in Program Files. Of course i tried that first but that did not fix the issue.

I need for limited, and i mean VERY limited users to be able to run these games without having to type in a password or be able to mess with the computers. This is an isolated lab inside of a Juvenile detention center where they are using video games as a reward system. So obviously these kids can't have full admin rights on their machines. In fact, they are tightened down all the way with a GPO that won't even let them turn off the computer.

I need a simple script that will use Run As to launch the game on an administrative account and without them typing in the password. Usually their is a security risk here but these computers are so tight you can't even right click anything. I see no way for them to be able to even browse to the script to open it up to see the password; i don't feel it is a security risk.

But how can i get a script t save the password and enter it for the user?


A:Run As script for non-priveleged users that can't know password

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on this computer, when me and others that use this computer, "switch users" 1/4 of the time it wont let us switch users. It says password invalid even though the password is correct.

So we ususally reboot the computer and then the password always works. It never says invalid password from a boot up. Only during the usage when we change users.

Ive changed passwords for all users but still the same problem. It been doing this for awhile and at first we dealt with it, but now its just an annoyance.

What could be wrong with switch users that would affect the password. ???

A:XP password problem when logging other users


heh this is defintately a software problem, not a hardware one like last time.

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On our domain when we check the "User must change their password at next login" box on their user account they don't get prompted to change it the first time they log in after that (even after waiting awhile). Instead they log in one more time with their OLD password (and if they try and access Outlook they get the UserID/Password/Domain prompt). They then have to log off and relog back on a second time before it prompts for a password.

Any ideas why this can be happening this is on 3 types of clients so I am thinking its domain related but I don't even know where to begine.

All users are able to access all domain resources fine have the correct IP and DNS information for the AD server

Oh yeah a few more wierd things. The second I tick and apply the "User must change their password at next login" our exchange server asks them for a username password and domain as thoguh exchange has already wanted to force a password change.

Woohoo yet another symptom any Domain user ID that has not been changing the passwordi n the past is having theis problem but a newly created domain user does not have this issue at all.

A:Users must change their password on next login - Oh no they don't!

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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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Just out of curiosity / concern, I just reinstalled fresh copies of Windows 8.1 on my desktop and laptop PCs.
I notice that if I click in the Network section, I can expand "Users" and view the contents of things like "Desktop, Documents, Downloads, Music, Searches, etc" on the other machine without being prompted for any password.

I did not setup any homegroup and wasnt asked for passwords so is it "normal" that just by having both computers on the WiFi network I can see the contents of the User folders from each machine? I'm concerned that others might also be able to see as well, if they come over and I let them use my WiFi network... I dont want them going in my private stuff....

A:Normal that Users content is accessible w/o password?

The folder C:\Users\Public is shared by default. It is roughly equivalent to the All Users folder in XP. You can right click on it in Explorer then click Share With to get to advanced sharing options. But it is very handy to get a network configured. In Windows, especially when mixing flavors like XP Vista W7 W8 on a Lan I always try to see the folders that are shared by default. If those work then it seems trivial to get new shares to go. Otherwise I probably have something in the firewall blocking everything.

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I like to know how to password protect chrome users ... like when we open chrome we get window to select user and password.... i tried using ?enable-udd-profiles mode... but its not working now a days.....
Is there any other way i can setup like it.

A:Password Protect Chrome Browser Users

Hello mnr367,

You could have each user have their own user account in Windows, then password protect each user account that will effectively protect Chrome as well.

Hope this helps,

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I need to set up a computer for users to do online training. I want them to be able to access the training sites but not to be able to navigate to other sites. I would like to be able to create a list of "safe" sites that are the only sites the users can go to and that require a password to add new sites to this list.

A:[SOLVED] restrict users to certain sites w/password

This may be best answered in the Web Design & Programming forum:


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i never set up the password for my wireless router and now i can see people outside of my home using my internet- when i look at my network i see they're pc names- how can i block them or put a password in my wireless router- im using buffalo air-station???

A:wireless password- block unwanted users

What's the exact model of the router from the label on the bottom?

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Hi everyone,

Does anyone know how someone can change a user password from his own PC.
I have a user that change his password. I am not sure how he has done that. since I always have to go to the domain server to change users password.
He had administrative access to his PC, since then I have change it to restricted.
I am just curious of how he changed his password. since I have all user set for the password not to expired and user can not change the password... well that much for that.


A:changing users password on a domain server

Sounds like your trying to hack an administrator's password.

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I have encountered a curious problem at work. All clients use limited users and in this case there's a Windows 7 on x64 on which I don't have privileged access at all. The normal behaviour, as far as I know, is that when I try to access something that needs administrator privileges, a window shows up and asks me for a privileged user's password. There are two users on the machine (a user called "Admin", the other one being the limited user) and I expect this behaviour (the password windows popping up) when trying access something that needs privileges - this is what happens at home, for instance, as I don't use a privileged user for security reasons.
Any suggestions on how to make that window pop up?


A:no admin privileges with password for limited users

Are you the admin? Did you set up the limited user account? Just want to make sure you didn't lock yourself out.

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Here is the deal: I have a server at a small business running XP Pro sp3. Whenever a workstation logs into the business system that is hosted on the server, the program prompts for a username & password. This username & password are the same as one of the user accounts on the server, so if someone mis-types the password one too many times, the server locks the account for multiple password fails.

Is there a way I can either unlock the account remotely (Logging in with an admin account on the server bogs it down enormously, as it actually serves 6 different programs and tends to run at about 65% cpu usage with nothing else really going on), or set a policy that makes it to where the account will never lock for excess password attempts?

I apologize if this has been addressed somewhere before, but I was a little daunted by the thought of digging through over a thousand pages of threads to find out.


A:Remotely unlock a users account after 3 password fails

First why are you using xp pro as a server? and To answer your question.. the easiest way I can think of is to setup a separate box on the network for the specific purpose of remoting in. Once on the network you can use the Computer Management console to remote connect to the machine in question and unlock the user. That way you never have to actually login to the "server" but you will need to do it from an admin account local to both computers.

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Hello all, I am very new to the computer world, but I found out how to set my computer to require a username and password for every user on my computer from this article: Log On with User Name and Password (I used option two: manually changing the setting in registry editor.) My problem is that when I change my account name, I still have to log in with the old account name. My original account name was Cody, but I wanted to change that to cjacks, then create a new account without administrator privileges, named Cody. When I did this, I set both accounts to have the same password, (now I have two accounts, one named Cody, and one named cjacks, both with the same password) but the only username I could log in with was "Cody", and it logged me into the account that I had just re-named cjacks. (The original administrator account.) My questions are: why would I not be able to log into the newly made, "Cody" account, and why does using the username "Cody" log me into the account that is now named "cjacks"? By the way, when I lock my computer, it goes to a login screen requiring username and password, and I know that this would only allow me to login to the account that I was on when I locked my computer. To login to other accounts, I would, theoretically, push switch user, and then in the next screen it asks me for a username and password, and I could put in any username and password associated with any user account on the computer, and it wo... Read more

A:Multiple Users On One Computer Requiring Username And Password

Hello and welcome Cody mate how exactly are you setting up the accounts? If you want just guest accounts then you just need to add accounts via Control Panel > User Accounts > then do as in pic.

One word of advice - if you want to retain control over the machines settings then make yourself the administrator - it saves so many problems later on. After fixing few of friends computers where the kids have had accounts on them it makes for a lot of work to dump them if you have to.

The pic is done up on my 8.1 laptop so may look slightly different on your machine.

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Hi MS team,

Our company has remote users who never come to office as they are field users. They connect our company resources via Cisco VPN and access all resources on VPN connection.

I am IT Admin and recently we changed global admin password centrally and that password was tested working on all domain computers. But strangely we found on some remote users computers these global admin password are not working while running some
applications as admin (For e.g Open CMD as Admin-> Enter global admin username and password-> Does not accept) 

We changed the password in September and we tried even previous global admin password and they are not working.

Our password policy are only applicable for Windows 7 computers , For W10 we have different policy.

Not sure if it is GPO issue but was wondering what is wrong here... Any suggestions?

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Big problem easily solved you may be thinking but...... All I have to work on is a normal users account with NO priviledges.

I cannot logon via ctrl-alt del del route as administrator as I get unable to logon becuase of an account restriction.

I cannot logon as administrator in safe mode. I get an error which flashes too quickly to be seen. I've tried to press Pause key but no use. All I can see is 0x8??????????? This is the same for all safe modes.

I cannot edit any registry settings. Values cannot be changed.

I cannot use control userpasswords2 as I am not an administrator.

I've tried using XP home install CD to repair but cannot get the laptop to boot from CD ROM despite changing BIOS settings. I've also tried a few password recovery tools but again, cannot boot from CD.

This is driving me mad and I refuse to be beaten. Can anone suggest any other route I may have missed or advise how to get the laptop to boot from CD so I can at least attempt to use the recover option on the boot cd?

A:Forgotten win xp home users admin account password

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I was trying to activate the administrator account and a UAC message popped up telling em to enter administrator password and click yes but there was nowhere to enter password and the yes button is disabled out. I can't do anything on control panel neither because its not letting me. I have tried everything and nothing seems to work.

A:UAC won't let me enter password or click yes.

This is an external answer. The second post, as long and drawn out as it is, may be an option for you if nobody here has a faster work around.

link: Microsoft Community <- Full thread

Answer favored:


How to get admin access:
1.) Boot into safe mode. You can do this easiest by opening a command prompt (start menu -> type 'cmd'). And type "shutdown /r /o".
2.) You computer will begin to restart but give you a set of troubleshooting options. Choose Troubleshooting -> Advanced Options -> Startup Settings.
3.) After restarting and entering safe mode, switch users by going to the start menu -> click your username -> and choose Administrator.
4.) Windows will begin the first-time initialization for this account.
5.) Once logged in, open the command prompt again, this time as an admin. (Right click -> Run as Admin).
6.) Type "net user Administrator /active:yes" To set the admin account as "active". It will now show up outside of safe mode.
7.) Reboot your machine and log in as the admistrator again. You can now add users and play with permissions etc. (The metro options are not available in safe mode, hence the reboot).

How to remove your old 'lost' account and sync your new account with microsoft account.
1.) Create a new account via the users section from the control panel. Be sure to give yourself admin rights.
2.) Delete your old lost account by typing "net us... Read more

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I've not yet installed the lastest build, and since I'm supposing that GA of TH2 should be very very similar to what we're testing right now with 10565, the following question comes to mind:

Has the new build reverted the stupid thoughts of MS about Picture Password logins?

As I stated in my thread here in regard to 10240, it is apparent that MS forgot to add the "Other Users" dropdown list picker in the Picture Password login screen (it is present in text-password and PIN, instead).
That sucks for everyone who has a tablet with multiple accouts and likes everybody be able to access the device with the Picture Password feature.

Has something changed in that regard with 10565? I praise it's happening..

A:Has 10565 solved the problem of Picture Password missing other users?

I only used the picture password for about two days then switched to using a PIN. It is easier for me to logon that way.

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Hello again;

This is an odd problem but the problem is as it says.

First of all, I am a user to the administrator's computer. It might as well be mine since I am the only one using the computer but anyway.........

I log in on my account and when I need to do something requiring administrator approval, a box pops up saying I need to enter an administrator password. I do so and hit OK.

Now however, after I do that, the box comes right back saying "Logon failure:unknown user name or bad password".

I click OK. Then the box disappears and whatever I wanted to do using the administrator password goes ahead and works.

I just had this laptop in the shop for overheating and they messed with many of my settings, I found out. Could it be that this setting has become disrupted somehow?

I want it to do what it did before-simply enter the administrator password, click OK and proceed. Not that extra step where it says Logon failure......

How do I fix this malady? Thanks.

A:Administrator password says it isn't right but it works with the next click

Read this tutorial on UAC
at the end there are other links referring to UAC read them too
User Account Control (UAC)

More than likely,however, its a corrupted user account. Open a new user account and test.

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