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Win 8 start up and wake up password change

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Win 8 start up and wake up password change


    Hiya !

    So with windows 8 I have it currently where it uses my Hotmail email address.

    Is there any way to over ride it so I can use another password without needing to change the password
    on my Hotmail email account?

    I'd prefer to use a custom password?

    Are there any alternative ways to still keep a password in place but not use the same password as my email?

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Hissnsid, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm sorry, but since a Microsoft account is tied to the email address, the password will always be the same for both. If you like, you can change the Microsoft account password though.

    In addition, you could also use a PIN or picture password to sign in to Windows 8 with for your Microsoft account instead of a password.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Hissnsid, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm sorry, but since a Microsoft account is tied to the email address, the password will always be the same for both. If you like, you can change the Microsoft account password though.

    In addition, you could also use a PIN or picture password to sign in to Windows 8 with for your Microsoft account instead of a password.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    That's brilliant.. thank you
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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