Windows 10: login security

  1.    04 Jan 2018 #1

    login security


    I just finished a system restore on my Lenovo G850 idea pad running windows 10. I have two security issues.

    1. on startup Windows no longer asks for a password but opens immediately. That, of course, is dangerous. How to I force Windows to ask for a password?

    2. I understand there is a new, more secure login system which replaces passwords withnumbers only. I could not find any information on how to do this. Anyone know what I'm talking about and how to do this?
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  2.    04 Jan 2018 #2

    1. on startup Windows no longer asks for a password but opens immediately. That, of course, is dangerous. How to I force Windows to ask for a password?
    Check this tutorial - Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup User Accounts Tutorials

    2. I understand there is a new, more secure login system which replaces passwords with numbers only. I could not find any information on how to do this. Anyone know what I'm talking about and how to do this?
    Check this tutorial - Add PIN to your Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    04 Jan 2018 #3

    Dear Eagle51,

    To be honest, perhaps because my computer competence is not exactlly super-expert level, the instructions were a bit over my head.

    As to my first question, previously, when I turned on the computer "sign on" just asked for a password to the username which was filled in. It's not clear to me which of the instructions refers to this situation. My account info is simple: I'm the only user, not part of a group or anything as far as I know.

    As to my second question, I found the reference to the new/alternative security login what I was asking about is called "email subject".

    You've been very kind to answer so quickly so I hate to take up your time but further help would be very much appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    04 Jan 2018 #4

    Hey casale,
    Just to be clear .... when you turn on your PC, it goes straight to your desktop. It does NOT stop at the Login Screen where you have to enter your password. If that's the case, then you need to do the following (Option 1 - Step 4) from the tutorial I posted.

    1. Windows + R type in netplwiz and click OK
    2. In the User Accounts popup window, highlight your username
    3. Check the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer box, and click OK.
    4. Reboot PC, to verify it stops at the Login Screen and you have to enter you password

    Note: If you're not being Automatically Signed In, then I've misunderstood or something else is going on.

    As to my second question, I found the reference to the new/alternative security login what I was asking about is called "email subject".
    K, I think you're referring to a Microsoft Account, which don't have to use if you don't want to. See the following tutorial for more info on MS Account vs Local Account - Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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