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How to start windows 8 without password

by bobby18301 / November 3, 2014 6:52 AM PST

I probably set up windows 8 wrong to begin with but now I'd rather have no facial recognition or password needed to start Windows. Is there a place to go to disable those two things?

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Where did 8 do facial?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2014 7:16 AM PST

I think that's some Lenovo other maker thing. Tell more. Keep in mind that "How to start 8 without a password" is pretty well done on the web but tell a little more about where it did the facial.

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no password
by renegade600 / November 4, 2014 4:52 AM PST

not having a password makes your computer unsecured. if it were to get stolen, others would be able to view your files without doing anything extra.

However to disable your password...

1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Search.)
2. Enter sign, and then tap or click Change sign-in options.
3. Choose the sign-in option you'd like to use, and then follow the instructions.

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How to start windows 8 without password
by dalchina / November 14, 2014 11:16 PM PST
In reply to: no password

- with a microsoft account you get access to the Store.
- as a local user (and no password) you do not.
- restart without a login can be more convenient.

As I understand it, the Store presently supports tiled apps, not desktop programs, but there is a proposal to make it all embracing in Win 10.

So you need to decide whether you want the Store, and are a tiled 'Metro' GUI user.

Another aspect would be whether you have mutiple users - and hence multiple logins- which would each require a login.

Using a password provides minimal security- anyone could access your data using a boot disk or USB device, for example.

(Apparently Lenovo and Vaio are including facial recognition with some PCs - there are freeware programs around for this too)
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