1.    21 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10

    Sign in to MS account without typing PW


    Local account signs in without PW.
    Microsoft account prompts for one at sign in (but not from SLEEP).

    It appears from the following MS statement that typing is mandatory. Is this the case, or is there a way to auto sign in?

    "If you don't want to enter your password every time you sign in, you can create other sign-in options to use with your account, like a picture password or a PIN. If your PC has a fingerprint scanner, you can also sign in with a fingerprint. (Whichever sign-in option you choose, you still need a "regular" password in place to use a Microsoft account.)"
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  2.    21 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,240
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello borgus,

    A Microsoft account requires a password.

    If you like, you could set Windows 10 to automatically sign in to your Microsoft account at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  3.    21 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 144
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for that instant reply Brink.^_^
    I had just read your article (and others), but it didn't seem to do the deed. I will revisit it.
    Last edited by borgus; 21 Sep 2016 at 23:33.
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  4.    22 Sep 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,240
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    If you only sign out, then yeah that won't help for when you have to sign in again. It's only for at startup.
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