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Change password for computer without changing Microsoft accont pw

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Change password for computer without changing Microsoft accont pw


    I want to have a Microsoft account linked to my computer, but I don't want to put in my Microsoft Account password when I log in (I either want a different password or no password), and I don't want to change the current password for the account.

    Is this possible?

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  2. #2

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Perfectchaos, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry, but if you want to use a Microsoft account instead of a local account, then you must enter the password for your Live ID account since that is used as your Microsoft account.

    As a workaround, you could use the tutorial below to have Windows 8 sign in to your Microsoft account automatically at log on so you do not have to manually enter your password.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Ah not quite what I am looking for, that's unfortunate if it is the best I can do but thanks for the help!

    The ideal case is I can still have a password just a different one and that it works if I lock the computer as well, not just on startup
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  4. #4

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Well, you might see if using SysKey in the tutorial below to setup a different startup password in addition to your normal user password my work for you for this.

    SysKey - Set Startup Password to Lock or Unlock Windows - Windows 7 Forums
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