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I haven't bought Windows 8, but I'm interested in a question.

From Windows XP to Windows 7 (almost 12 years and maybe more), Windows had a great "bug" for bypassing passwords - sticky keys.

So I'm interested in a question. Will that work on Windows 8? Or has Microsoft fixed one of the biggest security holes in Windows?

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closed as not constructive by KronoS, Karan, Randolph West, Diogo, Indrek Oct 27 '12 at 21:07

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Raymond Chen calls these sorts of "vulnerabilities" "being on the other side of the airtight hatchway". If you can replace Sticky Keys you can do anything you want anyway. – Joey Oct 27 '12 at 19:43
File under "Not really a vulnerability." – Tanner Faulkner Oct 27 '12 at 19:52
PEOPLE, That's why I said "they, who don't know that, please don't answer".Read this and please, get back your DOWNVOTES!!, if you don't know about this famous bug.… – Searush Oct 27 '12 at 20:46
@SEARAS - easy, I just made a comment which seemed funny to me at the moment. I didn't downvote. I know what are sticky keys, and a 5 sec google search for "sticky keys password crack" gave me some background on what you are talking about. Besides, downvotes are about the quality of the question. You complain about people not understanding sticky keys, who should stay away... but you don't really try to explain or give context yourself, you just say "go away". – Gnoupi Oct 27 '12 at 21:21
You can still run .exe files in Windows 8, so.... yes. – Ben Richards Oct 28 '12 at 0:26
up vote 4 down vote accepted

It's still there, but it's no big deal, since you can always disable Sticky Keys manually

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-1 since this is not a vulnerability. – kinokijuf Nov 19 '13 at 7:39

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