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Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup


Brink

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#81
Hello Yager, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if going through the tutorial again and re-entering the password may help in case the password may not have been entered properly by mistake.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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    Lumia 1520 phone

Lidas

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#82
Hey Brink, great and simple guide. I just wanna start of with saying I'm not a newbie with computers and I've done everything in my power and in your guide and several other sites suggestions to get this fixed but I just can't seem to get it to work.
I've followed the guide several times, checked and unchecked the box and entered the password.
I know that I'm typing in the correct password but windows still wont allow me to autologon, it's not really a big issue since my computer is more or less always on anyway but it is a bit frustrating when everything else is working so nicely.
I don't have any password requirements on from starting up from sleep or screensaver (have disabled both options), I have run the scan several times, reinstalled windows and still get the same thing:
I start the computer, get to the login screen where my microsoft account is displayed (it actually says my full name on top, then my email below) and it requires the password. I'm totally clueless as to what to do and I feel like I'll just ignore if you don't have any other tips.
Sorry for sounding like a whiner :p Hope you can help me. I'll add a screenshot from my wizwindow.
signinwindow.jpg
/lidas
 

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Brink

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#83
Hello Lidas, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Try going through the steps again to see if it may toggle it on the second time around.

I have also added OPTION TWO to be able to use if OPTION ONE will still not work for you for some reason.

Hope this helps for now, :)
Shawn
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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Lidas

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#84
Okay, I tried option one again and still no success, however i did option 2 and it works spelndidly! thank you so much for taking your time to help me :)
 

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Brink

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You're most welcome. I'm glad to hear OPTION TWO worked for you. :)
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Dawnz

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#86
This is forum is just as great as the windows 7 one. Thank you Brink!

Just added shutdown shortcut on my desktop looking at a post of yours.

windows 8.1

I tried the steps listed in your post. It seems the steps are only valid if you have a Local account and not if you signing in using the live id.

But then, the local account sign in options can be changed in 'PC settings' also. I tried the 'PC settings'way and it worked for the local account but no success anywhich way for an online live account
 

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Brink

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Hello Dawnz, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

You will be able to use Option One or Option Two in the tutorial on the first page here with a Microsoft account that you created on the PC as well.

Please post screenshots of anything that you are seeing different than in the tutorial to see what may be wrong. Be sure to black out any personal information (ex: email address) in the screenshots before posting them though.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html
 

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    System Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Dawnz

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#88
Hello Dawnz, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

You will be able to use Option One or Option Two in the tutorial on the first page here with a Microsoft account that you created on the PC as well.

Please post screenshots of anything that you are seeing different than in the tutorial to see what may be wrong. Be sure to black out any personal information (ex: email address) in the screenshots before posting them though.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2598-screenshots-files-upload-post-eight-forums.html
Thank you Brink.

I did not create an online account. I already had a live account and I set up the computer with that. Is that the same? Because both the options hasn't worked for me.

This is what I encountered:

1. Wndows+r and netplwiz >> Unchecked the box. Clicked apply. Left the second password prompt blank.
2. Applied and restarted.
3. The system tries to connect and fails.
Next screen two keys. Click the first asks for local account username and password. Second Key - Is the online account.
4. Used the online account to log in
 

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Brink

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If you setup a Microsoft account on your PC that uses an email address, then you would need to enter the password twice in netplwiz for that account.

Leaving the password prompt blank would cause it to fail to automatically sign in to the Microsoft account at startup since all Microsoft accounts have a password.
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Dawnz

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#90
If you setup a Microsoft account on your PC that uses an email address, then you would need to enter the password twice in netplwiz for that account.

Leaving the password prompt blank would cause it to fail to automatically sign in to the Microsoft account at startup since all Microsoft accounts have a password.
:dinesh: You are absolutely right! Also, The password must the be one connected to one's live account and not a new password.

Did what you wrote and now, It doesn't ask me for any password at startup! My mail app also seems to be working fine.

:thumb:
 

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Brink

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#91
If you setup a Microsoft account on your PC that uses an email address, then you would need to enter the password twice in netplwiz for that account.

Leaving the password prompt blank would cause it to fail to automatically sign in to the Microsoft account at startup since all Microsoft accounts have a password.
:dinesh: You are absolutely right! Also, The password must the be one connected to one's live account and not a new password.

Did what you wrote and now, It doesn't ask me for any password at startup! My mail app also seems to be working fine.

:thumb:
Great news. :)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

vann59

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#92
It seems that the MS acct has been designated as the admin acct, so if I set it to automatically sign into the other acct then will I be unable to have full access to my settings?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP510R5E-A01UB
    CPU
    INTEL CORE i5-3230M
    Memory
    6 GB
    Browser
    IE, Firefox
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Brink

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#93
Hello Vann,

I'm not quite sure what you may mean, but whichever account you sign in to is what access rights you will have.

If the other account is not an administrator account, then you will not have full access rights.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

vann59

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#94
The user accounts window looks much like the one given in the tutorial in that there is a home user account and the the home user/admin acct. I don't want to login to the MS acct in order to use my computer so perhaps I need to delete it and then set the computer to automatically login to the other remaining account which I hope would have admin status at that point. Not sure how to do that though. I don't want to say ''may I?" to login either automatically or manually. I just want them out of my business.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP510R5E-A01UB
    CPU
    INTEL CORE i5-3230M
    Memory
    6 GB
    Browser
    IE, Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG free

Brink

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

vann59

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#96
Thank you. I finally got it fixed. It was like getting chewing gum out of a very deep sneaker sole. The only other problem that remains is that for some reason I have begun to have a system dialog box appear half off screen, (at the top left of the screen) at start up. I cannot drag it into view, but it appears to be something about my battery calibration.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Samsung NP510R5E-A01UB
    CPU
    INTEL CORE i5-3230M
    Memory
    6 GB
    Browser
    IE, Firefox
    Antivirus
    AVG free

Brink

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#97

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Yanaro

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#98
I have a question, i followed this tutorial and it worked fine for me for a while, but recently, it stops working, i have to run netwizpl again for it to work for few restarts before it stops, again...
Basically, i have to run netwizpl once every few time i restart my machine, is there anyway for me to fix this?
Thanks in advance.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-3470
    Memory
    Corsair 8GB

Brink

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#99
Hello Yanaro,

Are you getting any error messages when this happens? For example, a failed sign in, or user profile error.

Did you change your password between this happening?
 

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System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Yanaro

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There's no errors, also, i never changed my password, i think it stopped everytime windows update finished updating.
But i've solved my problem by changing microsoft account into local account, without password, it logs in automatically everytime i turn on my computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    i5-3470
    Memory
    Corsair 8GB

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