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Weak password in Windows 8.1

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Weak password in Windows 8.1


    I've been getting very annoyed with the enforced security for my Windows 8 password. I tried to change it and was told it needs to be at least 8 characters with a capital and a number, but I have no valuable data on my machine and am not remotely worried that anyone will put any effort into getting through my password.

    All I want is a password of one or two characters, which is enough to deter anyone I could reasonably be worried about. If someone steals my computer I would obviously be upset, but I wouldn't care if he could get through the password or not.

    I think I remember reading that it's possible to do this by having a password not connected to a windows live account, which I don't want anyway, but I can't remember how to do this or find the article again.

    Could someone please tell me if this is possible and how I do it?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 9
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    Hi Alex, i use the option of using a 4 digit pin number which i find a lot easier to remember !! Len

    User Account - Create a PIN in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 27 May 2014 at 10:17. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    Or just : Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8[1]=User%20Accounts
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Weak password in Windows 8.1
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