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Standard User samulam
(committed) Sun 21-Apr-13 00:34:14
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password in win 8


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I have just acquired a new desktop with win 8. However after installation I have to enter a password on logging on. The password relate to Microsoft. Is there a way of doing away with this?
Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Apr-13 00:59:00
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Re: password in win 8


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Control Panel / User Accounts / Your User / Remove my Password
or their equivalents in Win8.?

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(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Apr-13 01:17:08
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Re: password in win 8


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Do you mean do away with the password or do away with the Microsoft account?

If it is a Microsoft Account you can't do away with the password because this would also do away with the password to your live services meaning your account would be instantly hacked/exploited - the answer to that is no.

Do away with the Microsoft account? Yes, just create a new local user. You can do this during setup or after by creating a new user account.

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Standard User acpsd775
(experienced) Sun 21-Apr-13 04:01:25
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Re: password in win 8


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In reply to a post by samulam:
I have just acquired a new desktop with win 8. However after installation I have to enter a password on logging on. The password relate to Microsoft. Is there a way of doing away with this?


Would this be of any help to you ?

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Standard User zyborg47
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 21-Apr-13 14:58:09
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Re: password in win 8


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In reply to a post by Pipexer:
Do you mean do away with the password or do away with the Microsoft account?

If it is a Microsoft Account you can't do away with the password because this would also do away with the password to your live services meaning your account would be instantly hacked/exploited - the answer to that is no.

Do away with the Microsoft account? Yes, just create a new local user. You can do this during setup or after by creating a new user account.


Or just changing the account from a microsoft account to a local one by going to the account name, top left of the dreaded metro ui start screen, left click, choose change account picture, go to users and then it is possible to swap to a local account.

Horrid idea having my computer linked to Microsoft all the time.

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