Problem with accounts in XP

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by profbuxton, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. profbuxton

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    Feb 21, 2014
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    Greetings oh wise ones,
    I have a problem with creating new accounts on my PC(windows XP SP3). When I attempt to create a new limited account and log on it asks for a password even though no password was set. Even if I try to remove password it still insists on a password even if none has been set.
    When I try to set a password (via Admin account) in Control panel Accounts or in Computer Management it will accept the password and hint but still will ask for a password on new account login but not accept set password although the correct hint is there.
    If I change the account to Administrator with or without password it logs in OK
    I tried same thing on another XP machine and all worked correctly. Does anyone have any ideas what could the fix be(without reinstalling)?
     
  2. eetech00

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    Jun 8, 2013
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    I haven't used XP in a while, but I believe the option to logon without a password is set in "local policy".
    "local policy" is located in computer management.
     
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