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How to see what my password is

  1. #11

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    See if you area able to reset your Microsoft account password online using step 2 and 5 in OPTION TWO below.

    Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8

    Afterwards, you'll need to redo netplwiz to enter your new password.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

    As I said, you are a treasure! I did what you suggested above and it worked perfectly.

    After everything worked, in netplwiz I checked "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer". Did a restart and Win8 asked for my password. Entered it and Windows 8.0 opened. So now my local password and my microsoft account password are the same which should prevent password mis-match problems in the future.

    For lurkers, in the "redo netplwiz" link above, I used Option-1, step-4.

    All is good in PC land again. Thanks Brink,

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  2. #12

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    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome. I'm glad to hear you got it sorted.
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