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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by BeBe321, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. BeBe321

    BeBe321 Thread Starter

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    I have a new Win8 computer & was instructed to enter a password to access it. I want to remove that password. It is frustrating to have to enter a password every time I want to get on. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Hi and welcome,
    If anyone else could have access to it then without a p/w they'll have access to all your docs, pics etc etc.

    Richard.
     
  3. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Also is this the Microsoft account or a local user account?

    If it is the Microsoft account, then one is required.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I agree cannot be done if Microsoft account
    Also very insecure but
    settings - change pc settings - users on left and then
    "any user who has a password must enter it on waking this pc"
    and click change below that
     
  5. BeBe321

    BeBe321 Thread Starter

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    I found the one you describe under user accts., and it seems to have worked. I restarted & it didn't ask for password. And it's a microsoft acct! Hopefully, it'll be ok even if I shut down completely. Thanks to all.
     
  6. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    As long as you are happy that is all that matters
    However you I think, although I will stand corrected, are confusing Microsoft Account with Local User account

    see screenshot please
    You have changed the last entry which is the way I sent you, but it does not matter how you go there

    The Microsoft Account is a totally different issue., as my colleague said
     

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    The screen shot is exactly what I found, and I no longer have to log in each time. Thanks again.
     
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