Windows 10: Windows 10 downloaded version, rebooting to safe mode

  1.    03 Apr 2016 #1

    Windows 10 downloaded version, rebooting to safe mode


    Why does Windows require entering your password to get into and out of Windows safe mode? I have been using the PINCODE normally since I dl'd this OS and I really don't ever use the password, but apparently it won't let you use the PINcode, ...I was screwed and locked out of getting into either safemode or normal mode until I just so happened to remember it (and a strange anomaly, it did not want the first letter capatilized even though I thought I'd saved it as such)...weird!..
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       03 Apr 2016 #2

    It's normal for a modern OS to ask for Administrator credentials for access to a diagnostic mode. I can remember the total lack of security on XP where a password free admin account was the default for Safe Mode .

    As for not accepting a Pin. the Safe mode is pared down as much as possible to concentrate on the technical aspects, so Bells and Whistles, like the convenience PIN access are not available, things like fingerprint readers, of facial recognition, (apart from certain secure systems), are also not avail;able and the system reverts to it's secure position and requires a password
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  3.    03 Apr 2016 #3

    Barman58 said: View Post
    It's normal for a modern OS to ask for Administrator credentials for access to a diagnostic mode. I can remember the total lack of security on XP where a password free admin account was the default for Safe Mode .

    As for not accepting a Pin. the Safe mode is pared down as much as possible to concentrate on the technical aspects, so Bells and Whistles, like the convenience PIN access are not available, things like fingerprint readers, of facial recognition, (apart from certain secure systems), are also not avail;able and the system reverts to it's secure position and requires a password
    See, this I never understood.....for me (and probably millions of others), the very notion of needing that security is moot , because I am the only one who has ever , and who ever will access my PC, yet frequently like to get 'under the hood' to do certain things like running spyware checker programs in safe mode etc...MS should offer an option to use the PIN at the very least, since I'm using that daily, IMO.
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       03 Apr 2016 #4

    These days a high level of security is a requirement for any system that is connected at any time to the internet, I am the only one that accesses my systems but they all have passwords, two part verification, and sit behind hardware and software firewalls an full security systems, including HIPS, and sandboxes.

    Due to professional reasons I do visit some unknown sites, but this sort of security is second nature to me
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