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A password question about microsoft account


Microbillgates

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#1
Why is the password limited to 16 characters?
My main password is like 35 characters.
Btw I ask this because i was just wondering
 

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#2
35 characters :confused: it's not a password it's an encryption
 

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Microbillgates

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#3
Still I like to have secure passwords
 

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jbfoster

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#4
The below is from Microsoft.

When you sign in to your Microsoft account, you might see the following error message:
"Microsoft account passwords can contain up to 16 characters. If you've been using a password that has more than 16 characters, enter the first 16."
This doesn't mean that your password has been shortened. Actually, Windows Live ID passwords were always limited to 16 characters—any additional password characters were ignored by the sign-in process. When we changed "Windows Live ID" to "Microsoft account," we also updated the sign-in page to let you know that only the first 16 characters of your password are necessary. To avoid this error message in the future, you only need to enter the first 16 characters of your password.


Why can't my Microsoft account password have more than 16 characters?
 

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Microbillgates

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#8
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    4.00 GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 399MHz (6-6-6-15)
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    AMD Radeon HD 7480D
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    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
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