Windows 98 password removal


Cannot remember my password to open Windows 98 or desktop, etc...


This question was answered on April 13, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

This is a common problem that fortunaly it is easily solved with Windows 98 Since it is a user operating system and not very secure All you need to do is close the password box via the X or the cancel buttons This will bypass the security Then click on start, programs, then MS-Dos prompt This will open a black window with some grey text

Then type:

del c:\windows\*.pwl

This line will delete any passwords that you have in the system and allow you to input new passwords after rebooting.

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Posted by Robert of University of Advancing Computer Technology on April 13, 2000