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What is users and passwords?


I don't want to use a password to access my computer, and I don't remember setting one up. A couple of months ago, I suddenly started getting a message at start-up informing me that my password would expire in X number of day, and asking if I'd like to change it now. I wasn't sure what to do, so I just let it expire, hoping that when it expired, I'd be able to access without any password. When it expired, I had to make up another password and I set it up so that I could start up without typing in a password.

Now I'm getting the "Password will expire" message again. I'm down to 4 days. I really don't want to have a password, but I don't know how to set my Windows XP up so there's no password. The help and support files don't help much.

Can you help me set my computer up so I don't need a password?

THANKS! Neil Bachers San Francisco


This question was answered on June 24, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Click on start on your monitor then go to setting then go to control panel then go to users and passwords and make changes there.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 24, 2003