Get Rid of the Logon Screen


Whether or not you’re on a local area network, odds are you don’t really need the little logon (login) screen asking for your username and password that comes up when starting Windows95. To remove this prompt, follow the following directions:

If you don’t have multiple users configured:

Open Control Panel, and double-click on the Network icon. From the list entitled Primary Network Logon:, choose Windows Logon, and press OK. -Note: If this doesn’t work, make sure you didn’t initially configure a password for yourself. If you did, Windows95 will always require it. Double-click on the Passwords icon in Control Panel to choose nothing (leave it blank) for your password.

If you -do- have multiple users configured:

Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE). Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Network Logon. Double-click on the Process Logon Script value, and change the data from 0000 00 to 0000 01 WARNING!! This is a REGISTRY HACK! And as such, you MUST FIRST make a backup of your Registry so that you can recover from any mistakes you might make. The Registry is a very unforgiving place if you don’t know EXACTLY what you are doing. An incorrect Registry entry can render your entire system INOPERABLE. DO NOT attempt to change Registry settings without a Backup. Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

The Configuration Backup Utility is one of the CD-Extras, so if you don’t have the CD-ROM version of Windows 95, CLICK HERE to download it now.

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