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User accounts in Windows 8

by Cornoprimo / December 6, 2012 7:30 AM PST

I've just installed a new HP laptop for my sister, who's upgraded from an old XP desktop. In doing the install, I have inadvertently created two user accounts (I'm new to Win 8), both with passwords. She doesn't want this, as it's a computer for all the family to use. How do I remove the accounts, or, at least remove the need to enter a password every time she boots up?

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Again. Let's not repeat history.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2012 8:57 AM PST

If you have one lone account and something happens you can't get in and fix it.

-> This is worse in Windows 8 given NTPASSWD may not work. PLEASE go set the password to blank if need be or go ahead and remove the user and accept you are willing to lose it all.

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User account passwords
by Cornoprimo / December 6, 2012 4:12 PM PST

How do I set the password to blank?

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Re: cleaning password
by Kees_B Forum moderator / December 6, 2012 4:43 PM PST
In reply to: User account passwords

In Control Panel (from the desktop) go to User Accounts and change the password. Leave the new password empty and it's gone.


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Re: cleaning password
by Cornoprimo / December 6, 2012 9:54 PM PST
In reply to: Re: cleaning password

Thanks a lot! All sorted

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One thing you may want to
by orlbuckeye / December 6, 2012 10:36 PM PST

consider is theat Windows 8 can link to you windows account and can sync to facebook, twitter, Linkedin if you want. Also it links to the Windows store to download applications. So you may want to create one account with no password and one with your windows account and your private password.

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