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How do I start my computer without entering a password?

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8 Pro

    How do I start my computer without entering a password?


    I have my laptop set up so I don't have to enter a password each time I start it. But I recently changed my password in my Microsoft account by going into Microsoft.com. Now when I start my laptop, it stops half way giving a message that it has an invalid password. At this point, I just enter my new password and it finishes booting up with no problem.

    So my question is how do I synchronize the password that my laptop is using to the new changed password in my Microsoft account?

    Just as a note, I forgot the password that I had originally set up on my laptop.

    Thanks for any help,

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  2. #2


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    You need to be logged in as the user you want to login without a password.... if you have more than one account on the system.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    be sure to reboot

    BTW, this is not recommended regardless of where the PC is located.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
    You need to be logged in as the user you want to login without a password.... if you have more than one account on the system.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    be sure to reboot

    BTW, this is not recommended regardless of where the PC is located.
    why is that?
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  4. #4


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    a matter of security, typically it is recommended to always have a password. Plus it takes like two seconds to type in a password.
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  5. #5


    USA/Tenn/Oak Ridge
    Posts : 245
    Win 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    I tend to agree that skipping the password is bad practice but here are the instructions if you want to do that.
    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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