1.    12 Nov 2015 #1
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    Can i change windows login pass without changing microsoft pass too?


    Ok so i am furious with Micro$oft now! the other day i was FORCED to change my microsoft account after much nagging i did so and i dont like changing logins too much. (this was a week ago)
    now for some random reason on earth without my permission my windows login also changed login passwords to the microsoft account. I DONT WANT THAT! that password is too long and complicated for someone who locks his computer every 5 minutes or so. why did this just kick in now? i changed M$ account pass over a week ago and today it decides to change windows login?! can i change JUST my local windows login separate from microsoft login?
    if i try to change pass from settings it it goes online and says you cant use password that has been used before.
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  2.    12 Nov 2015 #2

    Quote Originally Posted by xdarkmario View Post
    Ok so i am furious with Micro$oft now! the other day i was FORCED to change my microsoft account after much nagging i did so and i dont like changing logins too much. (this was a week ago)
    now for some random reason on earth without my permission my windows login also changed login passwords to the microsoft account. I DONT WANT THAT! that password is too long and complicated for someone who locks his computer every 5 minutes or so. why did this just kick in now? i changed M$ account pass over a week ago and today it decides to change windows login?! can i change JUST my local windows login separate from microsoft login?
    if i try to change pass from settings it it goes online and says you cant use password that has been used before.
    Don't go for a password. Use the PIN option That's just what you need and it's really a great thing as well.
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  3.    12 Nov 2015 #3
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    If you are using a Microsoft account to sign in then it uses your Microsoft account password. It isn't that your local account password has changed - it doesn't exist any more at all.

    If you want a separate local account then you can change to a local account and sign into apps individually. Or do as @Shadow Delta says and use a PIN.
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  4.    12 Nov 2015 #4
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    a pin is way too insecure, if i really have no option then ill switch to a local account ONLY as a last resort.
    then ill have to do a "dirty transfer" of my profile. that could possibly cause compilations
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  5.    12 Nov 2015 #5
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    PIN only works for local access to the device it is registered on and is blocked after 5 incorrect attempts so (in some ways) it is more secure than password - you can't use it for remote access for example.

    If you want to sign on with a password though and you don't want to use a Microsoft account password then obviously you'll have to use a local account - then you can set as simple a password as you like without the MS restrictions on capitals and symbols and things.
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