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Setup-single user account with no password?

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    Setup-single user account with no password?


    Can I simplify first time setup as follows: since I am the only user, can I set up a single user account with administrative privileges and no password, given I have no microsoft account just local? If I do not need a password, how do I set it up without one? If I do that, will it complicate being the administrator? Thanks for any help!

    EDIT: I will be using Windows 8, Home edition

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    Hello JoGirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yes. You would just need to set it up using a "Local" account instead of a "Microsoft" account. Only with a local account can you leave the password fields blank to not have one.

    The only issue with it being an administrator account without a password protection would be a security issue of everyone being able to use the account since there is no password they must type before being allowed to.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Thanks, Shawn, that really helps me.
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    You're most welcome.
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Setup-single user account with no password?
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