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Windows 7: New Computer - Start the Setup Over

15 May 2015   #1
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
New Computer - Start the Setup Over

Dell XPS 8700 - Windows 7 Professional purchased from Costco.

I entered my name and a password. But I want it to boot up into my Desktop without having to sign on like my other Windows 7 desktop

I am the only user and I also want to be the Administrator and Owner.

Do I have to start over?
How do I do that? There is a recovery partition, but no CDs came with it.

Thanks, cb


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15 May 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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15 May 2015   #3
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The info in the link says I have to be in an administrator account.

When I try to make changes to the system, it says I have to be an administrator, then I have to click Continue.
Can I still do what the link says?
cb
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15 May 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you are the only user, then you should be an administrator. The built-in administrator is usually disabled.

If what you are telling is you are getting that as a warning then go ahead and click OK. At worst you won't be able to make a change.

If you can't make the change then try:
- Open start menu and write "netplwiz" in the search box as said in the link, the program will show in the upper part. Right click on it and select "run as administrator".
- Adjust and apply as link advice.
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15 May 2015   #5
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Worked. Many thanks, cb
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15 May 2015   #6
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

OOPS - it works after Shut down and Restart, BUT it still wants a password after screensaver comes on.
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15 May 2015   #7
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try:

- Right click empty space on dektop->Personalize
- Bottom right corner click screen saver
- Uncheck On Resume, display logon screen

Hope this helps
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15 May 2015   #8
abredt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That worked.

I thought I did that. I'm checking and unchecking so much stuff that I got mixed up.
Onward to Macrium - My Passport External Hard Drive just arrived. cb
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15 May 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nice Make those images!
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15 May 2015   #10
FD611V

Windows 7 Home -64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abredt View Post
Dell XPS 8700 - Windows 7 Professional purchased from Costco.

I entered my name and a password. But I want it to boot up into my Desktop without having to sign on like my other Windows 7 desktop

I am the only user and I also want to be the Administrator and Owner.

Do I have to start over?
How do I do that? There is a recovery partition, but no CDs came with it.

Thanks, cb
Here is how to: Turn Off Windows 7 Password Protection/Automatically Logon to Windows 7 Without Entering and User name or Password.

1. Press WIN (key)+R to get the RUN menu.
2.The USER accounts window will now open up.
3.Look for the option saying.* Users must enter a username and password to use this Computer.
4."uncheck this option and press OK.
5.Now a window opens up asking you to enter the current password you use to log into Windows 7
6 Enter the password and confirm. Done!
7.From now on when you boot to Windows you will not be asked or prompted to enter the USER Name and Password.
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