Why you should now use an MS Account if you upgraded to Windows 10

  1. cereberus's Avatar
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    Why you should now use an MS Account if you upgraded to Windows 10


    To date, I usually used a local login account to login to Windows 10.


    However, with the new activation trouble shooter, you can now transfer a digital licence to a new device. This new method is only in the Insider versions but will be available to all users in the August 2nd upgrade.


    You have to login to an MS account for this to work, as digital licence becomes linked to the MS account. If you change back to a local account, the device gets removed from MS account and you cannot later select it to transfer licence.


    If your current device failed whilst using a local account, you would be unable to transfr the digital licence.


    If you like to login without a password, you can run netplwiz, uncheck box saying you need to enter password, then at the popup screen, enter your MS Account email address and password.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    Now that is a great way to persuade people to use MS account. I only wish, their password policy would not be so stupid. Last time it took me 30 minutes to come up with a working password and then I forgot what it was, obviously.
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  3. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    TairikuOkami said:
    Now that is a great way to persuade people to use MS account. I only wish, their password policy would not be so stupid. Last time it took me 30 minutes to come up with a working password and then I forgot what it was, obviously.
    That's weird, my password is just the name of a month followed by a year, Very easy to remember.
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    NavyLCDR said:
    That's weird, my password is just the name of a month followed by a year, Very easy to remember.
    When's your birthday ?
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  5. Kari's Avatar
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    NavyLCDR said:
    That's weird, my password is just the name of a month followed by a year, Very easy to remember.
    You geeks might laugh now for my stupidity but my passwords are addresses of people, landmarks and buildings. I have a list of password reminders (not passwords) saved on a small USD stick as PDF, USB in my key chain.

    An extract of the list might look like this:

    Main BO
    MS 1 Tower
    MS 2 Head Witch
    GM Idiot

    List will be updated every time I change a password. That list tells me that my main email password is address of the White House (BO = Barack Obama) 1600PennsylvaniaAvenueDC, Microsoft Account 1 password is address of Eifel Tower ChampDeMarsParis75007, second MS account the last known address of my second wife 123AnyStreetAnyCityZipCode, Gmail password being the address of my oldest son, and so on.

    Even if I lose the list, I bet it would be quite difficult for the finder to figure out correct passwords.

    Please notice the passwords above are not real, they are just examples demonstrating my system :)
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  6. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    cereberus said:
    When's your birthday ?
    Nope. Celebration of my divorce, not my birth !
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  7. cereberus's Avatar
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    NavyLCDR said:
    Nope. Celebration of my divorce, not my birth !
    I use the date of my death - lol!
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