Windows Prompts You to Change Your Password Although No Password Was Configured

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SYMPTOMS

After you upgrade to Windows XP Professional, you may receive the following error message:
Your password will expire in a number days. Do you want to change it now?
You may receive this message although you have never used a password.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
  2. Click your account name, and then click Create a password.
  3. In the Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm boxes, type the password for your account.
  4. Click Create a password.
  5. Note that this step is optional. If you want to remove the password you just created:
    1. Restart your computer, and then log on to the computer by using the new password.
    2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.
    3. Click your user account, and then click Remove the password.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about a similar issue that has a different cause, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322962 Windows Prompts You to Change Your Password Every Time You Log On

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Article ID: 810877 - Last Review: May 27, 2003 - Revision: 1.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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