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How do you cancel password in win 8

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    How do you cancel password in win 8

    When I set up windows 8, I setup the Microsoft live account and placed a password in. I thought I was just setting up a live mail account but instead when I boot into windows I am asked for a password and don't want this. I tried changing the password to nothing and was not allowed to. I did manage to go to control userpasswords2 and tell windows to log me in automatically. What I want to do is change it to not having a password to sign into windows 8 at all. Is there anyway. Thanks for the help

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    Hello Bruce,

    A Microsoft account must have a password since it is basically the password for the email address you used to sign up for the Microsoft account. There's no way around it for a Microsoft account.

    However, you could switch the Microsoft account to be a local account instead.

    Afterwards, remove the password for the local account.

    It's strongly recommended to keep your administrator account password protected for obvious security reasons though.

    Hope this helps,
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    Thanks for the help. That did explain allot to me and I do understand what is going on with the Microsoft account now. Thank you very much'
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    You're most welcome Bruce.
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