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Does Windows 8.1 Upgrade Force Use of a Password?

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    Does Windows 8.1 Upgrade Force Use of a Password?

    When I did a clean install of Windows 8, I simply left the password field blank. The computer is a single user and in Windows 8 mode it starts up automatically with no sign in or password required. Same when it wakes from a monitor shutdown. No sign in or password needed.

    Will that remain the same when I upgrade to 8.1? Is there any way to force it to be that way?

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Ron,

    Yes, as long as don't enter a password during the setup phase, it'll be the same afterwards. Even if not for some reason, you can always remove your password for a local account to be back where you were.
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Does Windows 8.1 Upgrade Force Use of a Password?

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