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2answers
110 views

How can I force users to change login passwords every 30 days?

I want to make users in my home network change their login passwords every 30 days. All are Windows based 7/8/XP. I have access to all of them. I have admin access to all computers. Is this possible ...
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1answer
37 views

Windows 8.1 password issues

I'm running Windows 8.1 on a single machine, linked to a live account. Every time, yes literally every time without fail, that I turn it on and attempt to log in I either get a username/password ...
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1answer
57 views

Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to view password text?

Windows 8 introduces a new feature called Password Reveal. While using Windows 8, whenever you enter your password in the password field of a Windows 8 app, IE 10, or the login screen, a Password ...
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0answers
24 views

How can I retrieve event logs for a user account that was deleted?

Recently had a user in Windows 8 who deleted their local account without permission and thus making it difficult for me to find logs of when passwords were changed etc. The laptop works as a ...
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2answers
71 views

How can I stop Windows 8 linking a Microsoft Account [duplicate]

Just purchased Windows 8. In a shared household (including people that do not have hotmail Microsoft Accounts) how can I set-up a generic password for the computer which everyone can use without ...
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1answer
42 views

Determining Forgotten Password while still logged in

I am still logged on to my win 8 laptop but i forgot my password...help? I know that for the most part i would have to reset it or something but I just want to retrieve it. Is that possible? Help! ...
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2answers
102 views

Can the only administrator account password be reset on Windows 8? [duplicate]

I have setup a machine for a relative that have children, I made myself an account on the computer which is the only administrator account. I have forgotten the password that I had setup the ...
0
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1answer
39 views

How to bypass password prompt when opening Money2000 files without password?

I have installed MS Money 2000 on Windows 8. Installation went without any problems. However, it asks for a password when I try to open the files? I never used passwords before?? The old computer is ...
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1answer
106 views

Windows 8 Lock Screen randomly activates “something” that jams Password Entry

My system is currently running Windows 8.1, and since the update, I have been encountering an odd problem. I lock my system whenever I am not present (basic security), but when I come back to it, ...
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2answers
51 views

Will upgrading to Windows 8 lose Google Chrome Auto-Complete Emails/Usernames?

I'm upgrading a users computer to Windows 8 and I plan to use the option to keep files and applications, will Google Chrome still remember email addresses the user starts type in or will they need to ...
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0answers
91 views

windows 8 map network drive password is not correct

I have a new computer with windows 8. When Mapping a network drive to connect to my server. I entered the correct drive and folder name. The system finds the server but when I enter the password it ...
1
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0answers
379 views

Windows 8 keeps prompting to change expired password

I am a volunteer doing tech support for a local school. One of the teachers tried to log in today and got a message that his password had expired and must be changed. That's expected, since our ...
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1answer
1k views

I can't reset an expired password because it is expired. What's next?

The password of my corporate (Active Directory based) account expired this morning. When logging in, I see an error similar to: Your password has expired and must be changed. I'm then invited to ...
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0answers
41 views

need to login to windows 8 with new Admininstrator (hidden) userID

When I was logged into my Windows 8 Dell inspiron 15-3520 as 'the' Administrator, I made 2 other admin users so I could freely use the machine as an administrator. I purposely hid them and now cannot ...
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1answer
329 views

Can't login into Windows 8.1 - password field limited to 9 characters?

I just bought a new Windows 8 Dell Vostro 5470 laptop. I signed in with my Live account, which I use on my main computer everyday. I upgraded into Windows 8.1, and set up fingerprint authentication ...
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1answer
76 views

Windows8 PC cannot recognise my password and requires to change it on Account.live

I switched off my new PC. During the previous session I may have entered a new password when trying to get Skype on it via Windows shop. I tried to enter the password several times but now the PC is ...
4
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1answer
2k views

Windows 8.1 request to “Enter your most recent password”… Legitimate?

I have a desktop computer that I keep at a location that I rarely visit anymore, but still use occasionally. It has been sitting in Standby mode (or whatever it's called on Windows 8.x), but when I ...
1
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1answer
291 views

Windows 8 password, ctrl-backspace

An acquaintance of mine just bought a new laptop today. On Windows 7, he has been used to using the character generated by Ctrl-Backspace(ASCII 127) in his password. In fact, his password was simply 3 ...
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3answers
2k views

Disable Windows 8 incorrect password delay

Whenever I type the incorrect password in to my Windows 8 machine login it takes longer and longer before I can attempt to reenter the password again. I believe this is a security feature and by ...
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0answers
81 views

Windows 8 PIN timeout error

The timeout of my windows 8 PIN is seemingly random. Sometimes, it will time out for over 2 minutes the first time I get the PIN wrong, sometimes it waits for me to get it wrong 5 times (what I ...
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0answers
116 views

Windows 8 requests a password when I try to connect to one of my NAS drives, Windows 7 and NT don't why?

I have three machines, one running Win 7, one Win RT and one Win 8. Both the Win 7 and Win RT machines can both access both my NAS drives without any problem. The machine that is running Win 8 ...
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3answers
3k views

Windows 8 auto login

On Windows 8 I don't have the option on a PC I am dealing with to auto login. In netplwiz I don't have the checkbox, as screenshotted: Any suggestions?
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1answer
694 views

How can I enter Unicode characters (e.g. ♥♦♣♠) when logging into Windows?

As far as I can tell, it is possible to put a ♥ character in a Windows user password. The problem is, when you get to the log on screen, how can this be typed? As far as I can tell, any symbol that ...
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0answers
239 views

Windows 8 very long delay after incorrect password entered

I have a Windows 8 Pro x64 installation, and whenever I mistype my password the login process just hangs around for 3-4 minutes. The circular progress dots continue to swirl around, but there doesn't ...
2
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1answer
198 views

How to save DirectAccess password on Windows 8?

I'm using DirectAccess with a smartcard to connect to the company Intranet. Eventually connection drops for no apparent reason, and when I click on network notification icon, the DirectAccess ...
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0answers
75 views

Auto-login when I enter my password, not requiring pressing “Enter”?

On Win8, you can chose a "Pin" mode, where you enter four digits. Without pressing enter, it will log you in if you enter the correct password. Is it possible to do this with characters? The amount ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows 8 administrator's account permissions have been reduced to guest's account

Some reason I am unable to do simple tasks like change time or uninstall a program. Here is the list of user accounts:
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1answer
2k views

How to change my windows 8 domain password without physical keyboard?

I have a Windows 8 tablet without keyboard. I want to change my account password, but in the manual: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/change-your-password Windows authors states that i ...
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0answers
553 views

Bitlocker asks for password on boot. After entering the password successfully- it asks again

I am trying to encrypt my drive with BitLocker. I am running on Windows 8 professional and do not have a TPM chip in my laptop (Asus N56VJ-WH71). I am trying to use a flash drive in its place. ...
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1answer
493 views

How to delay incorrect password timeout to 2nd or 3rd attempt (Windows 8)?

I currently have a Windows 8 laptop. Normally, when I type in my password to log in, it does so immediately. However, when I type in an incorrect password, it takes several seconds for it to tell me ...
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0answers
35 views

Windows 8 asking for password but I didn't enter one on installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 locked because the password were lost, how can I change it without needing to reinstall it? I upgraded my Windows Vista PC to Windows 8. The installation went ...
2
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2answers
498 views

Unable to change password

I'm unable to change my (admin) password in Windows 8 or to disable password login altogether. Here's what I tried so far: Go to the PC-Settings>User in the Metro UI. If I try to change the ...
4
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2answers
194 views

Set a password that's not linked to my Microsoft account?

I have a really long password for my Microsoft account, and I don't want to enter that every single time I log in, so I was wondering if I could have a second, smaller password for just the computer ...
2
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3answers
26k views

Windows 8 locked because the password were lost, how can I change it without needing to reinstall it?

I installed Windows 8 on my mother's notebook, she typed a new password for her and she lost it, she can't remember what she typed and no notes about it were made(my fault), now her Windows 8 ...
1
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1answer
9k views

Windows 8 - Cannot sign in without an internet connection

I have Windows 8 on my other laptop, and I can't sign onto my computer. I use one password for everything. My caps lock is not on. And I don't have an ethernet cable to connect to my laptop. The ...
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5answers
13k views

Resetting Windows 8 password

Hello does anyone know of a way to remove or reset windows passwords in windows 8. Without logging in to windows first. In Windows 7 I used Hirens but it is not working for Windows 8. - I am talking ...
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1answer
612 views

Windows 8 Password Storing [closed]

I was wondering if someone could please shed some light on how Windows 8 stores password or if it does at all? I believe that Windows 8 has more cloud features and that it goes by your Windows Live ...
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4answers
152 views

What are the repercussions of changing the password on a Microsoft Account?

I sign into Windows 8 with the same account as on my Windows Phone. I read the warnings that if I renamed my account to an outlook.com one, that I would have to do a hard reset on my phone and set it ...
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1answer
121 views

What is a plain text password and why can it be decypted?

I was trying to understand the level of security offered by Windows picture passwords and ran across this claim on this website. Some of our password recovery utilities already implement Windows 8 ...
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2answers
2k views

How to save Microsoft account password in Windows 8 Remote Desktop?

With two Windows 8 PCs not on a domain, with a common Microsoft account present on each, it is easy to Remote Desktop between the two. The correct username is filled in for you; only the Microsoft ...
3
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1answer
792 views

Picture password Please on windows 8 professional

I get the following error: "Enrolment failure. There was a failure during the enrolment process. Please try again later" after I create a picture password and "An error occurred capturing ...
10
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2answers
22k views

Default username/password for accessing network shares in Windows 8?

I always had the same username and password on all my network devices (NAS, desktop PC, laptop) in my small home network. This allows me to access network shares of other devices without having to ...
2
votes
1answer
437 views

Is it possible to use a Microsoft account and don't log in with a password?

I'm evaluating Windows 8 and there's something that's bothering me regarding the new user accounts. First I used a local account instead of a Microsoft account for my user but to use some ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Can I use a Windows 8 picture password on a non-touchscreen device?

I use Windows 8 on a standard non-touchscreen laptop. There is an option to Create a picture password described as "a new way to help you protect your touchscreen PC" by drawing directly on the ...
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1answer
926 views

Will the famous sticky keys' method work for cracking Windows 8 passwords? [closed]

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 cracking passwords - sticky keys. So I'm ...
24
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1answer
78k views

How do I remove the “eye symbol” from password fields in Windows 8?

While I was entering my password in Gmail and other mail accounts, I could see a symbol of an "eye" in the text box. This is really dangerous because once you click on the eye, your password is ...
4
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4answers
8k views

Change Windows 8 login from Live id to local account

Windows 8 asks for my Live login details when I login - I'd prefer to use a local password separate from my Live password. Is it possible to use a local password? What do I lose out on if I don't use ...