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Bypass Password

  1. #1

    Bypass Password


    I have unchecked the box about needing password and it works when I boot up win 8.1 but if I log out and then log back in, it requires me to enter a password.

    Why??

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Rollerdog,

    Whenever you sign out (log out) of your account and just sign back in, then it's normal for it to ask for a password since you signed out.

    The only way around this would be to not have a password. This would not be possible with a Microsoft account though.
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    I originally had no password but discovered that I couldn't install any metro apps without a Microsoft account. If there was a way around that then I would happily not use a Microsoft account. Is there a way?

    PS: Thanks Brink for the clarification on login/logout. Although it still doesn't make much sense to allow you to boot up without a password but to require one if you logout then login.

    Edit: I found your tutorial on switching to a local account and that seems to give me what I want. Thanks Brink for all your support here.
    Last edited by Rollerdog; 02 Nov 2013 at 05:47.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're welcome.

    If you wanted to continue to use a Microsoft account to be able to use all apps and such that require it, then I suppose that you could either lock the PC, screen saver, or put it to sleep/hibernate when not using it to have an option to not have to enter a password when resuming instead of actually signing out.
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