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How do I get rid of Password signing w 8.1

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    How do I get rid of Password signing w 8.1


    I just did a clean install of 8.1. The first install didn't ask me to fill a password. It just flashed the sign in with my picture and went into windows destop. With the reinstall I must have did something different when setting it up. Now, Theres a splash screen with some sort of windows default, with the time in big letters on the bottom left and a small icon I have to click on. Then it brings me to that screen with my picture, with my hotmail email address, and now I have to type in my hotmail password, then it goes into windows desktop. I do not want to do this. I want to turn on the computer come back a minute later, and theres my desktop. I found this websitehttp://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/disable-remove-password and tried the steps there but It seems there really isn't an answer for me and I'm a little gun-shy in doing whats in that page to allow me to log on to desktop without a pass word.

    Can anyone help. I really don't want to set up another user account and I don't want to be nagged by a new password and of course the famous you don't have administrator access in the future. I just want to turn on the computer wait a minute see my picture flash at me and then automatically to the desktop.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Perhaps---

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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    Then---

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    edit---

    When you uncheck it & click Apply you will get this popup---

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    After filling it out click ok & ok in the other window.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jul 2014 at 18:53. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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    David, please excuse a little off, but can you tell me which theme are you using with your Windows ? Looks great.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    David, please excuse a little off, but can you tell me which theme are you using with your Windows ? Looks great.
    Empires --- WindowBlinds from Stardock---

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    WindowBlinds - Theme Windows Interface

    Lots of free themes there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    David, please excuse a little off, but can you tell me which theme are you using with your Windows ? Looks great.
    Empires --- WindowBlinds from Stardock---

    Attachment 46448

    WindowBlinds - Theme Windows Interface

    Lots of free themes there.
    Tnx, will check it out.
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    Yahhhh Fantastic.


    Thank you and Mahalo So much. Instant fix! I'll probably be asking more questions in the future. My normal friend who has helped me over the last 14 years seems to mysteriously not answer his phone lately. Simply because he doesn't want to spend a couple minutes to help. Most of the time I can do everything, just need the right words to use to describe what I need to do.

    This was a Godsend... no Ancient Alien Fix. I like your ancient alien Icon.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Brink has the alien avatar.
    I have Ganesha.

    Glad we could help.
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