This is my first post. I'm not a geek yet but I'm trying.
Trying to help a friend, she had to keep entering a Windows password to get in. She said it was a pain. There are two users defined on her computer, Administrator and Owner, both have full priveleges. She uses Owner. When she boots up she gets the Welcome screen with Owner on it, puts in her password, gets in. I found instructions as follows:
Start, Run, type control userpasswords2, Uncheck the box that says Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer, Click OK.
Did this, but on Restart, at the Welcome screen displayed a message that said something like, could not log on to Administrator because of password restriction. (had never seen that before, we weren't trying to log on as Administrator)
Clicked OK, then the Owner login appeared on scren, she still had to enter a password like before, but at least she got in.
So I went back in thru Run like I did before and rechecked the box, thinking that would restore the situation to what she had before I started dinking around with it. Not so, there was no change at all. I love your site name, that's just what I was saying to myself. Well, almost.
Then (DUH~~) I found simple instructions: Control Panel, User Accounts, click on account name, choose Remove My Password. That worked as far as letting her in without a password. But the computer's still giving us the Administrator error message, and clicking OK at the error message is as much a pain as entering the password was. Plus it's making me look bad.
Please tell me there's something simple I can do.