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Windows 8.1 user accounts

  1. #1

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8

    Windows 8.1 user accounts

    I have installed the Windows 8.1 update on two computers; one requires a password to login which I have changed to a PIN, the other logs in with no password.

    How can I log in without a password or pin on the computer set to do so as control userpasswords2 will not let me change the password or delete the account and I don't want to set up more accounts

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello 1018509,

    Sorry, but I'm not quite sure what you meant in that last sentence. Please clarify if the below is not what you meant.

    If you were wanting to set Windows 8 to automatically sign in to the user account without a password at startup, then you could use the tutorial below to do so with leaving the password fields empty.

    If you were wanting to make a change for the account with a password, then you would need to start over in netplwiz to enter the new password instead. PINs are not used here.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 14
    Windows 8

    I went away from the computer for a few hours and then came back and went through the standard procedure to allow me to log in without entering passwords in "control userpasswords2" and this time it worked.

    If you prefer to login in with a password you do have the option to use a PIN, not to replace the password but to represent it.
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