I'm trying to re-deploy a used XP pro comp (Dell Dimension GX260) for my mother and am hoping to get rid of the logon screen as I know she will forget any password she puts in. I do not have the admin password available as this comp came out of a disbanded company and I bought it used. I can logon as the previous user, and if need be I think I have the rights to make a new account but would love to just be rid of the logon screen altogether, since it is not necessary in this application.
Is this possible without the admin password? What happens if I disable the previous user, leaving only the admin account? Will I need the unknown admin password to log back on?
Finally, as a precaution, I guess I should create a new user (me) before I do anything?