Just use what I suggested in post #4 with "netplwiz" and it will boot to your desktop directly, what happens is Windows logs you in automatically then. Other than that, you're very welcome
here's what you wrote: As long as it accepted it you're good. You may want to leave it that way or type in netplwiz and untick user must enter password and then enter your password twice, OK I SAW WHERE TO UNCHECK ''USER MUST ENTER PASSWORD'' BUT I DON'T SEE ANYPLACE ON THAT AREA TO ENTER MY PASSWORD ... and then you won't have to enter the password again unless you change the setting(this is what I do
(besides i'll have to upgrade to 8.1 soon in order to qualify for '10 and maybe 8.1 will be a different method to get out of a setup password - lol
Ok a password is more secure anyhow Glad I could help(or at least try).
Many many thanks for all the trouble you went to ...so very much appreciated !!