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How to Bypass Microsoft Login in Win 8.1 Preview

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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview

    How to Bypass Microsoft Login in Win 8.1 Preview


    Hello all,

    Apparently, Microsoft has established a new requirement for the 8.1 Preview where one must use a valid Microsoft account login (I could not find an easy way to establish just a local login). With that said, you can create an auto-login process, using your Microsoft account, so you can bypass the requirement to manually type a password. This bypass is only recommended for those who maintain their PC/Laptop in a secure environment:

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup


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    Cheers!
    Last edited by Brink; 01 Jul 2013 at 13:57. Reason: added tutorial link for more info

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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    I could not find an easy way to establish just a local login).
    I think disconnecting the PC from the Internet is pretty easy

    And I bet AutoUnattend.xml will work.
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  3. #3


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    Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1 Preview


    Quote Originally Posted by Vadikan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JustATest View Post
    I could not find an easy way to establish just a local login).
    I think disconnecting the PC from the Internet is pretty easy

    And I bet AutoUnattend.xml will work.
    I guess I'll never know because I went back to Win 7 but thanks for the tip.
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