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How can I make Windows accept more than one password as the correct password at the logon screen? What registry key do I change, or what setting?

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I am fairly certain the answer is that there's no supported out-of-the-box method for doing this. I'm not making this an answer because there may be a non-out-of-the-box method for doing this (but I don't know it). –  Shinrai Sep 7 '11 at 20:53
Just give them the same password and tell them it is their own very special password and that your feelings would be terribly hurt if they changed it. –  EBGreen Sep 7 '11 at 21:08
edited question. –  wizlog Sep 7 '11 at 21:27
It's possible to allow multiple users to share the same profile directory so they share the same desktop, files and settings. But it's extremely tedious to setup. You'd be better off just using different users and setup some privileges to allow them access some shared files. –  billc.cn Sep 7 '11 at 23:19
I can see this causing huge incompatibilities and breaking others . . . –  surfasb Sep 8 '11 at 1:37

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I doubt that would be possible. It's probably possible to have two accounts share the same profile though, if you adjust the NTFS permissions appropriately. If it is possible, it would probably be best to not have the two accounts logged in at the same time.

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they wouldn't be... –  wizlog Sep 7 '11 at 21:01

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