Windows 10: Choosing a Password Manager


  1. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update
       03 Sep 2017 #1

    Choosing a Password Manager


    Hello everyone,

    After using Windows 10 for several months, I finally decided to search for a free password manager for my HP. Well, I am not familiar with those at all.

    The question, which rise up in my head is:
    If I perform a clean install of Windows 10 /which I have done many times/ with format of C:, I have to install every program all over including the considered password manager. So far nothing to worry about. But after that what passwords will or have to be used, for example, for Google account, Facebook or Windows10Forum, etc. Are they the same as when they were created by me or randomly generated by the password manager?

    Sorry, if I am not very clear but it is confusing for me. Once again in other words:

    Will a future reinstall of Windows 10 and following reinstall of all programs, including a password manager, affect the passwords which I have now on a piece of paper? Which free password manager would you suggest?

    Thank you all, will appreciate every opinion.
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  2.    03 Sep 2017 #2

    I use lastpass. Its available on all the devices and desktops I use which makes it convenient. They also have a useful password generator which I recently used to change all the passwords on the sites I visit.

    You can visit ninite.com for quite a few of your software and select what you need.

    Website passwords won't change just because you format. Sites are hosted remotely, so nothing will change.

    Reinstalling a password manager won't affect the passwords.
    Last edited by swarfega; 04 Sep 2017 at 02:39.
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  3.    03 Sep 2017 #3

    I use KeePass 2 for my password manager.
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  4.    03 Sep 2017 #4

    Ditto on Lastpass here. They have an add-on for all major browsers incl Edge. Besides the random password generator, you can choose to auto login or, for extra security (say, on your bank site), prompt for master password before filling in user name and password.
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  5. Posts : 42
    Windows 10 Home Fall Creators Update
    Thread Starter
       04 Sep 2017 #5

    Thank you all for the advices!
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 11
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       04 Sep 2017 #6

    Use keepass, it is freeware and you can get firefox add-on (keefox) which fills in automatically the logins on web-pages if u like.
    Else you can manually insert the login information with a few clicks from Keepass.
    It saves your passwords in an encrypted file, which you can save wherever you want to, and when you re-install Windows/Keepass, you just import that password file back into it.

    There is also a portable version of Keepass,which you can carry around in your usb hard-drive or pen, and
    run it on any computer.
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  7.    04 Sep 2017 #7

    +1 Lastpass (subscribed)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    04 Sep 2017 #8

    LastPass (paid Cost 10 bucks)for sure.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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