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Solved Login security password help


gbu

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#1
Hi there

New to these Win8 forums but your sister site Sevenforums have been most helpful to me in the past

Now i haven't actually got a Win8 PC but my dad has im still on Win7 so the help i shall be requiring is going through a third-party(dad) :D

He has just bought an ASUS laptop pre-installed with 8.1 ans was previously with XP so quite a jump.

Now as i said i have Win7 so im at a loss to help him at the moment.

Now he has setup the laptop and gone through the steps.
What he wasnt sure about though is the fact he had to put in his email address and create a New password in order to boot to main screen.

First off do you need to have a sign in name and password now?
Second if you do was he right in using his email address(gmail) and setting new password?

Now im thinking of using a GUI shell to replicate Win7 so at least i can advise him over the phone as i have no clue to the layout and how things work with Win8

Are these advisable to use?

Many thanks
 

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mvp
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Hello GBU, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Your Dad is using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows 8 with.

While it does require a password, he could use the tutorial below to have Windows automatically sign in to his user account at startup if he liked.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2894-log-user-account-automatically-windows-8-startup.html


If you like, you could install a 90-day trial evaluation version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a virtual machine to play with and get used to. Of course, you are always welcomed to ask any questions here. We'll be happy to help.

Download Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
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    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    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
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

gbu

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Hi there

Many thanks for replying.

My dad has given me the laptop to install some programs and transfer from old laptop.

Must say impressed so far with Win8.
I may well install the trial myself :)
Just one thing this isnt a new Vista is it dont wanna upgrade only to find its useless a few months later on lol

He's gonna keep the sign in screen for now but thanls for the link as he may well want to bypass it later on.

Now when signed in initally he had to put his password in and his emails showed up on the tile(gmail)
Now when signing in its asking for his microsoft password which he puts in and although he gets access it no longoer shows live email feed?

Couple of questions hope its ok to add to this thread?

It came with a 30day MacFee security trial.
Before he used Microsoft Security Essentials but not sure if its for Win8, i read that it has Windows Defender so would he need a new package after Macfee trials runs out now?

Also when on desktop is there a way to see your programs like on Win7 you press Start and the list pops up?


Many Thanks
 

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Yeah, Windows 8 is not bad at all once you get used to. If you have not already, updating to the free Windows 8.1 Update via the Store makes it even better.
I'm guessing the live email feed would from the Mail app on the Start screen. You could turn it's live tile on/off for this, and turn on/off notifications from Mail.
In Windows 8, the included Windows Defender is just a renamed Microsoft Security Essentials now. When McAfee expires, he could just uninstall it and use Windows Defender if he likes.

The Start Menu from Windows 7 was replaced by the Start and Apps view on the Start screen.

However, if you like, you could use a 3rd party program to restore the Start Menu. The next update to Windows 8.1 later this year is suppose to add a Start Menu back though.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    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

gbu

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Oh that's a great help thank you!

Ive now updated to 8.1 and i love the look of it, a lot easier to navigate then i was led to believe.

Took ages to update though was around 156 updates before it allowed me to install 8.1 lol
 

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#6
You're most welcome. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    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
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    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