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password to open windows 8

  1. #1

    password to open windows 8


    hi everyone

    all of a sudden I am having to put a password in to open up windows 8 can anyone tell me why this has happened and
    can I open up windows 8 without having to enter a password

    regards calmat

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi calmat,

    Use AutoLogon.exe and enter your username/password:

    Autologon
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  3. #3


    Hi there, Calmat. An update just released may have changed your settings? Not sure. You may want to look at this tutorial by Brink:

    Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8
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  4. #4


    hi everyone

    thanks for your help everything ok now

    regards calmat
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  5. #5


    India
    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Nice to know that the issue got resolved. can you let us know what fixed the issue? So that it can help others facing similar issue.
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  6. #6


    That's great, Calmat.

    May I ask how you fixed it?

    Please mark the thread as solved. Thanks.
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  7. #7


    hi everyone

    Archer fixed this problem for me, he told me to use Autologon which has worked, thanks very much Archer.

    regards calmat
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  8. #8


    India
    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Glad to know that the issue is fixed.
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