Thread: Password removal?
April 20th, 2002, 02:53 PM #1
I have a box running Win98SE that I placed a password on. I'd like to remove it. How can I do this?
(yes, I know the password)
April 20th, 2002, 03:18 PM #2
i am running xp over hear but i believe you can go into my computer and select users than change password (but you must have addmin rightssafe surfin the big skip
April 20th, 2002, 03:22 PM #3
can't tell u for 9x system.. but being a 9x system eskippyca.. there is no admin.. =)
check under control panle for Users.. I believe under win 2k.. its under Network ID.. under My computers properties..
anyone else remeber on a 9x system?In life one must Chill
April 20th, 2002, 03:26 PM #4
Open Explorer click on Tools/Folder options/View
Put a spot in the circle next to Hidden Files and Folders then go to the Start Button/Search/Files Folders select your HD (or HD'S) and search for *.pwl Files.
This wont show you what the passwords are but you can delete them from here if you are able to get onto the machine.
Oops Damn Typos and a change of mind!!!!!!
Last edited by nodnerb2; April 20th, 2002 at 03:29 PM.Cheers
April 20th, 2002, 03:44 PM #5
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- Mar 2002
you can also goto control panel,passwords,change enter nothing as new password and save
April 20th, 2002, 03:49 PM #6
Option #1 Do a search for PWL files. Delete them. Log off the computer then log back on. When it asks for a password click OK with out entering any info. It will ask to verify click OK again with out entering anything. This will set the password to blank and not as again.
Option #2You can also go into the control panel/passwords. Click to change password. Enter in the old one ( since you know it) then enter in nothing in the new password and confirm fields. This will also set your password to blank and not ask again.
If you have windows remember passwords for you I suggest using option #2.
If you do not have windows save passwords for you use option #1.
Option #1 will delete all passwrds that you have saved
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