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Admin password does not work - XP Home Sp2

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April 17, 2005 12:16:41 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

I cannot set an admin password that will protect my computer from being
booted to the desktop. I can set a password for the screen saver or when
the computer comes out of standby, but both of these can be defeated by
rebooting.
I was the only user on this computer when I first got it a few years ago,
but now others are using it. I don't remember whether I had set a password
when first booting it up back then and then might have had clicked on the
Have Windows remember my password, so it never asked for it again.
I tried in the Control Panel - User Accounts to set an admin password and
afterwards it does say that it is Password protected, but it boots right
to the admin account without asking for a password. Is there some way to
undo having Windows remember my admin password, or get the Welcome login
screen back? I tried the "Change the way users login" Welcome screen
setting, but I don't get a password box in that either.
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 2:36:11 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

1. Go to Start->Run
2. Type control userpasswords2
3. Check Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer


Bill wrote:
> I cannot set an admin password that will protect my computer from
> being booted to the desktop. I can set a password for the screen
> saver or when the computer comes out of standby, but both of these
> can be defeated by rebooting.
> I was the only user on this computer when I first got it a few years
> ago, but now others are using it. I don't remember whether I had set
> a password when first booting it up back then and then might have had
> clicked on the Have Windows remember my password, so it never asked
> for it again.
> I tried in the Control Panel - User Accounts to set an admin password
> and afterwards it does say that it is Password protected, but it
> boots right to the admin account without asking for a password. Is
> there some way to undo having Windows remember my admin password, or
> get the Welcome login screen back? I tried the "Change the way users
> login" Welcome screen setting, but I don't get a password box in that
> either.
April 18, 2005 2:36:12 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

On 4/17/2005 8:36 AM US(ET), Taurarian took fingers to keys, and typed the
following:
> 1. Go to Start->Run
> 2. Type control userpasswords2
> 3. Check Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer


Thank you very much. That works.


>
>
> Bill wrote:
>
>> I cannot set an admin password that will protect my computer from
>> being booted to the desktop. I can set a password for the screen
>> saver or when the computer comes out of standby, but both of these
>> can be defeated by rebooting.
>> I was the only user on this computer when I first got it a few years
>> ago, but now others are using it. I don't remember whether I had set
>> a password when first booting it up back then and then might have had
>> clicked on the Have Windows remember my password, so it never asked
>> for it again. I tried in the Control Panel - User Accounts to set an
>> admin password
>> and afterwards it does say that it is Password protected, but it
>> boots right to the admin account without asking for a password. Is
>> there some way to undo having Windows remember my admin password, or
>> get the Welcome login screen back? I tried the "Change the way users
>> login" Welcome screen setting, but I don't get a password box in that
>> either.
Anonymous
April 18, 2005 3:13:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin (More info?)

You're welcome.
Kaylene

Bill wrote:
> On 4/17/2005 8:36 AM US(ET), Taurarian took fingers to keys, and
> typed the following:
>> 1. Go to Start->Run
>> 2. Type control userpasswords2
>> 3. Check Users must enter a user name and password to use this
>> computer
>
>
> Thank you very much. That works.
>
>
>>
>>
>> Bill wrote:
>>
>>> I cannot set an admin password that will protect my computer from
>>> being booted to the desktop. I can set a password for the screen
>>> saver or when the computer comes out of standby, but both of these
>>> can be defeated by rebooting.
>>> I was the only user on this computer when I first got it a few years
>>> ago, but now others are using it. I don't remember whether I had set
>>> a password when first booting it up back then and then might have
>>> had clicked on the Have Windows remember my password, so it never
>>> asked for it again. I tried in the Control Panel - User Accounts to
>>> set an admin password
>>> and afterwards it does say that it is Password protected, but it
>>> boots right to the admin account without asking for a password. Is
>>> there some way to undo having Windows remember my admin password, or
>>> get the Welcome login screen back? I tried the "Change the way users
>>> login" Welcome screen setting, but I don't get a password box in
>>> that either.
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