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  1. Joined : Jun 2016
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    Posts : 103
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       18 Aug 2016 #11

    Brink said: View Post
    Interesting. If you create a password, do you have the option available afterwards?
    Disaster. Read on.

    Interesting, as you say. Its not the option of using the newly-created PW afterwards that concerns me (an option can be ignored) but a requirement popping up somewhere to use it, (once the PW is created) causing a nuisance elsewhere. Have you any cases of this?

    The analogy is a bureaucratic Government Department, learning of your existence, starts to interfere in your life. It happens. Or "I'm from the 5th floor or Local Authority and here to help you".

    Better to keep your head down and not set unnecessary PWs!

    Anyway, what account is the one mentioned in "Your account doesn't have a password"? I already have a Microsoft Account but it can't be that because when "Add" is pressed I was asked for a new PW and confirmation. In the spirit of getting on I entered my Microsoft Account (created 18 months ago) and got the following Sing-in options: (Attached).Click image for larger version. 

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    I then slept the computer and woke it. GUESS WHAT I had to enter my Microsoft account PW before I could see the Desktop. Its now worse than ever. HELP
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,438
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       18 Aug 2016 #12

    That's ok. You can just remove the password.

    Password of User Account - Remove in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       18 Aug 2016 #13

    Stevekir said: View Post
    Disaster. Read on.

    I then slept the computer and woke it. GUESS WHAT I had to enter my Microsoft account PW before I could see the Desktop. Its now worse than ever. HELP
    now set the option not to require a PW after SleepMode.

    also Without a password you also can not run unattended Scheduled tasks

    Do you network the computer with other computers to share files etc?
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  4. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       18 Aug 2016 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    That's ok. You can just remove the password.

    Password of User Account - Remove in Windows 10
    I just did that. When asked to enter a new PW I just pressed Enter/Return. I now have to press Enter when waking up the comp, but do not need to enter any PW when Starting. So I am back to where I was. Whew!

    I tried to go back to an earlier Restore Point but got "not done, file missing, mention of antivirus software causing trouble". I disabled Kaspersky, and Malwarebytes including unsetting "Run on startup", but no cure." Disturbing. What could have caused that please?

    This has taught me a lesson not to delve into the engine room. Going to bed now, with a headache. I will live with the need to press Return when waking up..
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  5. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       18 Aug 2016 #15

    Kbird said: View Post
    now set the option not to require a PW after SleepMode.

    also Without a password you also can not run unattended Scheduled tasks

    Do you network the computer with other computers to share files etc?
    Please see my reply to Brink, just posted.

    No, I have no involvement in networks.

    I find it is impossible actually to set no PW, in the sense that at minimum you need to press Return in a blank field when "setting a PW". While that constitutes no password as such, waking from sleep requires the Return key to pressed. It is inelegant but not the end of the world. (Before the Anniversary Upgrade was installed I didn't even need to press return.

    I have never knowingly run an unattended Scheduled task. I have Macrium running a daily system backup. Normally, it runs even when the comp. is sleeping. Would that be affected,and how?

    Thanks.
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  6. Joined : Jun 2016
    Posts : 1,386
    Win10 1607
       20 Aug 2016 #16

    Stevekir said: View Post
    Please see my reply to Brink, just posted.

    No, I have no involvement in networks.

    I find it is impossible actually to set no PW, in the sense that at minimum you need to press Return in a blank field when "setting a PW". While that constitutes no password as such, waking from sleep requires the Return key to pressed. It is inelegant but not the end of the world. (Before the Anniversary Upgrade was installed I didn't even need to press return.

    I have never knowingly run an unattended Scheduled task. I have Macrium running a daily system backup. Normally, it runs even when the comp. is sleeping. Would that be affected,and how?

    Thanks.
    Hi Steve , your thread had me thinking and got me wondering if the old trick I used for year in win7 and earlier still worked and it does, just tried it here .......here are my notes from years back.

    press Win+R to bring up the Run box.


    Next type control userpasswords2 and click OK. (use copy and paste)


    Dialog Box will Appear


    Uncheck Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer and click Apply > OK.


    May need to confirm your password now (only happens once)


    Restart your computer.


    Once you have done this you will find that you will log on automatically to your computer, without seeing the login screen and having to enter your password or credentials.



    Not sure if in Win10 you also need to disable the lock screen , or if this does that too? I had already disabled it previously in the Thread .

    In my experience To Run Scheduled Task even with the above you still need to enter the Password once to setup the schedule, I didn't think a Blank PW was acceptable.


    KB
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  7. Joined : Jun 2016
    UK
    Posts : 103
    Windows 10 Home (with Anniversary Aug. 2016)
       20 Aug 2016 #17

    Thanks KB. Will try that.

    BTW. Macrium's daily backups are running OK when the comp. sleeps, so they must not be classed as unattended Scheduled tasks.
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