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open windows 8.1 without password

  1. #1

    open windows 8.1 without password


    hi everyone

    Just upgraded to windows 8.1 and would like to know if I can open without password like I could in windows 8.
    Can anyone please help.

    regards calmat

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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    This will automatically log in to a user account:

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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    Windows 8.1


    Been there done it And still it asks for a password also done a few other things But still it asks for a password.
    I am sure Microsoft has a department Called ( Now Lets See How We Can Annoy Our Customers)

    It was simple to do before windows 8
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Mackay View Post
    done a few other things
    Like what? Please try to explain what you have done.

    If you have turned on bitlocker for example you can't sign on automatically EDIT : generally

    You have not said what you tried or have done so it would be speculation on my part to continue...
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    Posts : 6
    Windows 8.1


    What i did before was a while back Just cannot remember But finally got it My Anti Virus Avast was stopping it for some reason Tried disabling it for it for 10 mins Changed password Restarted and it worked. Avast has been getting in the way a bit since i upgraded to the Full Internet Security Suite.
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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Signing on without a password could be seen as not terribly secure. Could be deliberate on the part of Avast. I'll check it but I use the inbuilt Defender and EMET personally so I might be a bit slow in doing so...
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    This will automatically log in to a user account:

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie Mackay View Post
    Been there done it And still it asks for a password also done a few other things But still it asks for a password.
    I am sure Microsoft has a department Called ( Now Lets See How We Can Annoy Our Customers)

    It was simple to do before windows 8
    Hello Ronnie,

    Try doing it again double checking to make sure that you entered the correct password.

    In addition, check to see if the items in the yellow tip box may be the issue.
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open windows 8.1 without password
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