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8 requires Windows Live password to start, change that?

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    8 requires Windows Live password to start, change that?

    I hardly even need a password for my puter. My online passwords are high security, long and complex. I really do not want to type those in every time I start. I do have a much simpler one that I've been using for the laptop.

    I've even selected to start without a password, but it still asks for my Live pw. I've also tried cancelling my Live account, but haven't been able to so far. I would hate to give up my Outlook email account, and might have to if I cancel live.

    But something has to give. If I can't get a few of these pains taken care of, I'm slamming it in the can and going back to 7.

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Sine, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to set Windows 8 to sign in to your user account automatically at startup.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
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    Well I tried the info from the link you posted (thanks) but it didn't work for me. (It could have been something I did wrong.) But what I got was the 'password is incorrect' as the first screen, then had to log in.

    Anyway, with a couple of other things I really don't like, I just switched back to 7. So I'm going to mark the topic solved, as the problems aren't happening now.

    If I do find out in some time that the main problems for me are solved, I might try 8 again, but so far it has cost me a lot of time with nothing results. (sigh)
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    64-bit Windows 10

    You may have either made a mistake typing in the password, or selected the wrong listed account as per the note box under step 4B.
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