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  1. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 7
       30 Jan 2015 #1

    No doubt my biggest turndown - Logging in


    Geez, it's my computer!! What's up with this idea that you MUST login to use it. I couldn't believe that it can't be turned off. I guarantee that will turn a lot of people off besides me. They need to put back a choice here. Having to enter a password for your own equipment should be 'your' choice not mandated.
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  2.    30 Jan 2015 #2

    No rudeness but, perhaps, as a new member, you should cast a glance around the posts/forum, before launching an old chestnut?

    See here for the major contribution:
    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    The requirement has been there for a long while with earlier OSs. It is as a default for your own protection.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,613
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jan 2015 #3

    LadyLee said: View Post
    Geez, it's my computer!! What's up with this idea that you MUST login to use it. I couldn't believe that it can't be turned off. I guarantee that will turn a lot of people off besides me. They need to put back a choice here. Having to enter a password for your own equipment should be 'your' choice not mandated.
    What a strange post, strange complaint .

    To start with, it's totally up to you if you want to use a Microsoft Account (email based) as your sign in user account in Windows 8 or later, or if you prefer to use a so called local account. As the Microsoft Account user name is the same as the email address attached to it, and further as there's no way to use email without a password, of course you have to have a password to sign in to Windows if using a Microsoft Account. But: as Davehc above already told you by giving a link to a tutorial, it just takes a few mouse clicks to make Windows to sign in automatically without a need to enter the password manually.

    Another option is to set up Windows using a local account. A local account is in no way attached to an email address, it can be set up totally without a password. If only one user account exists on the computer and this account is a local account without a password, Windows will boot automatically to desktop without any user actions other than turning the computer on.

    Kari
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 684
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       30 Jan 2015 #4

    As Kari has stated......

    Simply disconnect from the MS account and sign in to a Local account and DO NO create a password.

    It will automatically log in from then on.

    Go to settings then accounts to disconnect.
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  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 7
       30 Jan 2015 #5

    Did I say that I couldn't fix it? Nope, I just said it will turn a lot of people off. I had already fixed mine, I simply said it was stupid. I've been a beta tester for MS since the very beginning of Windows. I've tested all of them down the line and dual booted to OS2 and led that user group. Those were the days when IBM and MS were working together before the split. There were exactly 18 of us on the MSN network which was not open to the public yet. Only beta testers. I guess the world of testers has changed because the first thing we did is to welcome a new user and no one thought of putting someone down for stating their views. I guess those polite days are gone and I am too, thanks to you not so kind folks. Bye
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,613
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Jan 2015 #6

    LadyLee said: View Post
    Did I say that I couldn't fix it? Nope, I just said it will turn a lot of people off. I had already fixed mine, I simply said it was stupid. I've been a beta tester for MS since the very beginning of Windows. I've tested all of them down the line and dual booted to OS2 and led that user group. Those were the days when IBM and MS were working together before the split. There were exactly 18 of us on the MSN network which was not open to the public yet. Only beta testers. I guess the world of testers has changed because the first thing we did is to welcome a new user and no one thought of putting someone down for stating their views. I guess those polite days are gone and I am too, thanks to you not so kind folks. Bye

    You take the price! Your first post:

    LadyLee said: View Post
    Geez, it's my computer!! What's up with this idea that you MUST login to use it. I couldn't believe that it can't be turned off. I guarantee that will turn a lot of people off besides me. They need to put back a choice here. Having to enter a password for your own equipment should be 'your' choice not mandated.
    You made it very clear that you:

    A) Did not know it could be turned off
    B) Thought that users must always enter the password

    We are only happy that we could help a "beta tester since the very beginning of Windows" to learn something she did not know .

    Kari
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  7.    30 Jan 2015 #7

    Should point out, also, ref your first post. Yes. It is your computer but, unfortunately, not your OS. You have been granted the right to use it. With Windows 10, the situation is even tighter. It is a Beta for obtaining feedback to help MS improve it before the final release.
    Naturally, if you log in with a private account, as I understand it, you no longer participate in the feedback program on the insiders hub. I could be corrected on that. A local account also deprives you of the use of many facilities in Windows 10.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    N Calif
    Posts : 660
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 (laptop), W10Pro (tablet)
       30 Jan 2015 #8

    In all that Beta testing the OP must not have developed the thick skin required for forum participation.

    davehc said: View Post
    ... Naturally, if you log in with a private account, as I understand it, you no longer participate in the feedback program on the insiders hub. I could be corrected on that. A local account also deprives you of the use of many facilities in Windows 10.
    If you login with a local account you can still participate in the feedback program but it will first prompt you to convert to an MS account login but there is an option on the page to login to each app separately. You can then enter your MS account info so that you can submit feedback while still able to use a local account to login to the machine.
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  9. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 369
    Windows 10
       31 Jan 2015 #9

    I just set it so I type in a 4 digit pin. Makes it a simple five-tap process (six if the computer restarted, resetting numlock) and I'm in. I noticed that you seem to be a little miffed about the default login requirements, but Microsoft does make it easy to change. Microsoft has a lot of customers in which you are an immeasurably small percentage, and the company had to strike a balance of defaults and abilities that suit all of them. And that causes some customers to be forced to do a couple things to change settings, then they go on their day
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,613
    Windows 10 Pro
       31 Jan 2015 #10

    futurdreamz said: View Post
    I just set it so I type in a 4 digit pin. Makes it a simple five-tap process (six if the computer restarted, resetting numlock) and I'm in.
    Does it work for you? I have PIN set in Build 9926 on two computers and two virtual machines, none working all four still asking the password instead of PIN, no options in sign in screen to switch sign in method..
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