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A password question about microsoft account

  1. #1


    Kirkham UK
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit

    A password question about microsoft account


    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. #2


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    35 characters it's not a password it's an encryption
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  3. #3


    Kirkham UK
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Still I like to have secure passwords
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  4. #4


    Posts : 162
    Windows 8 Pro


    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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  5. #5


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    Windows 8 PRO


    How do a password have 35 characters???????????
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  6. #6


    Kirkham UK
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Gnmrocha View Post
    How do a password have 35 characters???????????
    Good memory
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  7. #7


    Big passwords are pretty easy to remember e.g. #MyFavoriteFoodisLasagnaOrPizzaItIsMyNumber1Food#

    or one with eight characters:- SnowWhite&TheSevenDwarves

    Password Strength Checker

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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit


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