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This article describes how to change passwords in Windows Millennium Edition (Me), Windows 98, and Windows 95. The following topics are included in this article:
You can use several types of programs and tools in Windows to use password protection.
Windows Screen Saver PasswordTo change the Windows screen saver password:
NOTE: If you are using a third-party screen saver, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the program to obtain information about how to change the password.
Windows PasswordTo change the Windows password:
Other Password InformationSome password settings in Windows may be set by third-party programs. If you are prompted for a password, check the title of the password window for information about which program is asking for the password.
Most Windows passwords are changed by providing an old password, a new password, and then a confirmation of the new password as described earlier in this article.
For additional information about password issues in Windows, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/152104/EN-US/ )How to Prevent a Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows Me Logon Prompt at Startup
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245111/EN-US/ )No Old Password Visible When Changing Domain Password
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/140709/EN-US/ )How to Cache Your Windows NT Domain Password in Windows 95/98
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