Accounts :: Windows 8 - How To Get Back Image Password Screen

Sep 25, 2013

I have a problem with my windows 8. In my absence one of my friend tried to login in windows and entered wrong image password gestures. Now windows required my hotmail login password for login. But i forgot my hotmail password as well as at that time i have no internet connection on my laptop. So i wanna get back screen of image password. So what i do. How to get back image password screen. ????

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - Can't Get Log In Screen Back

Sep 29, 2013

I have been using my win 8 computer for a few months without the log in screen. I did this by way of the netplwiz run command to the User Account dialogue box. I thought I would go back to using the log in screen, but when I got to the User Account dialogue box, the check box for "must sign in with password" was already checked. So now there doesn't seem to be a way to get the log in screen back.

Is there a way to get my lock screen/login screen back?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Laptop - How To Reenable Password Login Screen

Oct 26, 2013

I removed the password login screen on my wife's Windows 8 laptop, so the laptop boots up to the Desktop with no login requirement. She no longer has Administrator privileges. Control Panel/User Accounts show a password protected Administrator user and Local Account Password protected Administrator user.

I want to run Chkdsk since her HD has a read sector problem but need full Administrator privileges to do so.

How do I restore the password protected Administrator logins?

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Accounts :: Lock Screen - Password Changed By Itself?

Feb 16, 2014

Last night did some browsing and as usual left the laptop running. Long time ago I changed power settings so it doesn't lock after a period of non use or if lid closed. When I woke up found it was in a lock screen. Assumed some Windows update caused it to reboot so tried to log in. To my surprise it doesn't accept the password I have been using since i bought it 6 months ago. It returns a message "Password is incorrect. Try again".

I am 100% sure of the password and that I didn't change it. Have not been in the user settings since I set it up after purchase.

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Accounts :: How To Reset Or Remove Password From Startup Screen

Jun 9, 2013

recently i changed my windows 8 laptop's password but now somehow i forgot what it was and i cant enter my laptop iam so in trouble how can i reset or remove my password from startup screen?

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Accounts :: Lock Screen - PIN Cannot Be Entered Password Rejected

May 3, 2013

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

The system is set to start the screen saver after 10 minutes, and to display the logon screen on resume.

The power settings are:

Sleep after: Never
Allow hybrid sleep: On
Turn off display after: 20 minutes
Require a password on wakeup: Yes

The system is set to display a screen requesting a PIN rather than a password.

When I went to access the system, I clicked the screen and the prompt for the PIN was displayed as usual. However, when I typed in my PIN using the keypad (Num Lock was on), nothing appeared in the field. I then switched to the password prompt and entered my password. I could see the usual obscuring dots in the field, and there is no doubt that I struck the correct keys, however my password was rejected twice. I rebooted the system and everything was normal.

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Deleted Windows 8 User Accounts - Other User In Password Screen?

Jul 13, 2014

So, I wanted to download a game from the windows store and had to create a Live/microsoft account. After doning so win 8 made that account the account that I use to sigh-in to windows. Didn't wanted that so I went to user managment and deleted the account from thare. The problem is that I also accidenly deleted my windows user account as well.

After I restarted, I got to the password screen and my windows user was gone, just "other user". I tryed to enter the windows user name and password but nothing. the screen also showed the microsoft acount name but here also the password dident work (probably because a deleted them both from the system...)

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Accounts :: Password Not Required - Password Incorrect On Startup

Sep 15, 2014

I have my Windows 8.1 PC's password policy set so that a password is not required when waking from sleep/shutdown. I used to be able to wake the PC from sleep and not put in a password, and I could turn the PC on after a shutdown without having to put in a password either. Since last week, though, when I turn my PC on, it will boot to the Windows loading screen and after loading for a bit, it will jump into the login screen and immediately report a login error that the username or password is incorrect. This happens before I even get a chance to type a username or password. The fact that I have to type in the username and password is strange because I have the PC set to bypass that option.

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Accounts :: Must Email Password Be Same As Desktop Password?

Jul 25, 2013

I set up the user account using my Microsoft email account. I would like to use a different password on my desktop vs the email password. My email password since it is accessible via web is strong 16 characters long, random characters password and changed often. I would like to change the desktop password to something I can remember, still strong, but I don't change it as often since you have to get physical access to my desktop.

I assumed once I linked to the Microsoft account I could change the password on the machine without it changing my email password.

Is this not possible? I would prefer not to have to lower the security of my email account just to accommodate Windows 8. Never a problem before as my email clients stored the password.

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Enter Password Black Screen Doesn't Accept Correct Password?

Aug 12, 2014

I tried booting up my PC which has Windows 8 installed and it was working fine until yesterday.

It has a "Enter Password" screen upon start-up and I think it's a virus because it only lets me enter 10 characters and even though, I do put in the correct password, it still says it's incorrect. The computer also shuts down after 3 unsuccessful attempts.

I have attached a picture of the screen.

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Nov 10, 2012

I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. Everytime or almost everytime I click on an app or go to the desktop and try to get on IE 10 (desktop version), my screen flashes and goes black for a few seconds then returns me to the screen with the space needle, then I click on it and it signs me back in. When I try to use Google Chrome, the websites freeze up on me. I don't want to have to reinstall/reformat as I paid $40 for this for one, and secondly, I don't want to have to repurchase Office 2010 as my licenses ran out. I ran every update that comes up and restart, but this doesn't change this issue. . why it does this and any way to fix it without reformatting?

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Maintenance :: System Image Recovery Password Incorrect?

Oct 31, 2013

I'm running Windows 8.0 Pro 64bit in UEFI mode & I have successfully taken a Windows System Image of my PC in preparation for upgrading to Windows 8.1.

So now I'm testing that I can actually restore my system, so I go to:

PC Settings -> General -> Advanced Startup -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> System Image Recovery

On the next screen I select my PC Account name (the only account listed) and then enter my password. However, I always get "Password Incorrect. Please try again".

I am 100% certain that I am entering the correct password.

I can restart the PC and login to windows using the same Account & password without any problems. In User Accounts there is only 1 User Account listed which has administrator rights. Nor have I tried to change the password since the System Image was taken.

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Accounts :: How To Get Local Account Back

Aug 3, 2014

I installed the Windows 8.1 a number of months ago. Since then (I'm thinking, now), I could not sign in with my microsoft account and neither could I get an energy report using the admin command prompt, and was also having problems with the One Drive sync. I never thought these were related, but after months now, I finally, after seeing the new 15 gb free with One Drive, thought I would try to open an account to get 15 free gb. I didn't realize I could open more than one microsoft account, but yeah, a new account opened with the free 15 gb on One Drive.

Okay, so I got this new account, and I could then sign in with a Microsoft account using this new account, which also made my original Microsoft account available, but the problem starts with my original local account. I can no longer sign in with my original local account (see attachment). To me, it is as if I have made a new microsoft account with a sub-account, which is my original Microsoft account. One is for Windows 8.1, (the new MS account), and my original MS account was for Windows 8, which no longer exists. Somewhere in the process of creating the new account, I was given the option to elevate it to Administrator and I did, it even shows as Administrator in the User Accounts "change your account type" where the "standard" and "administrator" are available, but this is not where I somehow elevated it. Now, it seems to be the boss, my original MS account seems to be secondary or an alias.

I closed the account, but it won't be official til October, since there is a 60 day recovery plan. Even with the account closed, folders and things, because I'm currently signed in with my original MS account, need to logged into with the new account info, which is what I mean by "the boss". I can't be doing that if I'm closing the account.

I did get an energy report, but the .html file wouldn't open (see attachment).

I learned One Drive is different with Windows 8 or is it just 8.1, haven't got into it to much, right now.

How can I get my local account back, keep my original MS account, and still be able to sign in, get an energy report, and use One Drive sync?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - PC Keep Asking Password On Wake Up

Nov 2, 2013

I followed the steps here: Password Protection on Wakeup - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

It works, but after a reboot and stand-by after a certain amount of time, the option resets itself. This started 1 month or 2 ago.

Also, i notice that in one place it says password wake up is on and another place says it is off.

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Accounts :: Get Rid Of Password Signing Windows 8.1?

Jul 6, 2014

I just did a clean install of 8.1. The first install didn't ask me to fill a password. It just flashed the sign in with my picture and went into windows destop. With the reinstall I must have did something different when setting it up. Now, Theres a splash screen with some sort of windows default, with the time in big letters on the bottom left and a small icon I have to click on. Then it brings me to that screen with my picture, with my hotmail email address, and now I have to type in my hotmail password, then it goes into windows desktop. I do not want to do this. I want to turn on the computer come back a minute later, and theres my desktop. I found this website [URL] .... and tried the steps there but It seems there really isn't an answer for me and I'm a little gun-shy in doing whats in that page to allow me to log on to desktop without a pass word.

I really don't want to set up another user account and I don't want to be nagged by a new password and of course the famous you don't have administrator access in the future. I just want to turn on the computer wait a minute see my picture flash at me and then automatically to the desktop.

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Feb 12, 2014

all of a sudden I am having to put a password in to open up windows 8 why this has happened and can I open up windows 8 without having to enter a password

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Dec 7, 2013

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Jul 3, 2013

I upgrade on one of my machines, and to pull it off, I had to convert my user account to a full blown Microsoft account. Now that I am all upgraded, I cannot figure out how to convert back to a non-Microsoft account.

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Accounts :: How Remove Password Upon Login To Windows 8

Jan 13, 2014

I am the only user of my machine and do not need this function and do not need the password nor my email to show

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - Auto Log Off When Entering Password

Nov 18, 2013

Yesterday I did a few things on laptop, nothing special. Shut down the laptop, girlfriend tried to log in a few hours later and upon entering her password she gets kicked back out to the login screen.

Booted mini windows xp from hirensbootcd, checked registery and nothing fancy there in the winlogon strings.
I did manage to enable the guest account and add an extra administrator account. The guest account works (no taskbar tho) but everything else seemed to work. The freshly made admin account did not work, same story as my girlfriends account, enter password > back to login screen.

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Accounts :: Cannot Sign In To Windows 8 - Not Accepting Password

Aug 8, 2013

Not accepting my password on start up ....

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Accounts :: Create Picture Password In Windows 8.1

Apr 7, 2014

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 Pro X64 - Password Retrieval / Reset

Dec 26, 2013

Win 8.1 Pro x64. All of a sudden SyncBack Pro is asking me for a Windows password when I go to change the backup schedule. I thought I knew it, but it and all the variations I can think of have failed and I can't find the paper I wrote it down on at the moment. I thought I was in a local/admin account as I was in Win 8, but UA shows this as a Admin account, PW protected. That's probably why there is no "Create a Password Reset Disk" option showing on the left or anywhere on my User Accounts page (vs. Brink's tutorial). See screenshot.

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Accounts :: Does Windows 8.1 Upgrade Force Use Of Password?

Oct 19, 2013

When I did a clean install of Windows 8, I simply left the password field blank. The computer is a single user and in Windows 8 mode it starts up automatically with no sign in or password required. Same when it wakes from a monitor shutdown. No sign in or password needed.

Will that remain the same when I upgrade to 8.1? Is there any way to force it to be that way?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 Image - Copying / Modifying Default Profile

May 3, 2013

I'm trying to set up a Windows 8 image. I want to edit the default profile so that when a new user signs on, they have the settings that I choose. In Windows 7 Pro, we could log on with a dummy account, edit the profile how we wanted it, then just copy and paste the information into the Default User Profile. With 8, when we do this, it doesn't always work. Most of the time, once it's on the domain, domain users cannot sign in. Or when they do sign in, the Metro tiles don't work. Any good way to edit and set up the default profile?

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 Username / Password Mixup On Bootup

Mar 28, 2014

I have recently set up a Win 8.1 notebook and from a cold boot Win comes up with a confusion by showing part of my email address as user (a hangover from a MS account) but, after saying that the username is incorrect, then allows me to enter my local account / network creds.

I decided that, since the machine could go on the road from time to time, I would reintroduce the need for username and password. I would like to tidy up this mixed-up situation by having to enter my local account details and not have this 'error' message from dear old MS pop up. Having part of my email address appear on bootup is hardly useful in terms of security.

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 - Microsoft Sign In Password Error

Sep 15, 2014

Win 8.1 .... Switch to a Microsoft account on this PC. The password you entered is incorrect. Try again.

Can make the password visible, it is correct. Running no version of webroot. Restore the computer to a time when the password worked, it never has even though it is correct for signing into my account on the micro website. Changed my password and still no success.

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Nov 28, 2013

I just bought a new Windows 8 Dell Vostro 5470 laptop. I signed in with my Live account, which I use on my main computer everyday.

I upgraded into Windows 8.1, and set up fingerprint authentication as well. I didn't have a problem signing in with it, nor with my 12-character password (which I used today on my PC to log in).

Last night I locked the laptop (from the ctrl+alt+del screen) and left it. By the time I got back, it went into hibernation or something. Meaning to say, it looked turned off. I didn't touch it until today.

When I turn it back on today, I couldn't sign in. Neither the fingerprint wasn't working, nor my password - but then on a closer look, I saw that I couldn't enter more than 9 characters in the password field! Restart didn't work. Reminder - my password is 12 characters long and I used it just the day before.

Disclaimer: this is a brand new laptop, nothing is installed on it. The only things I did with it were Windows Update, upgrade to 8.1, set up fingerprint log-in and surf the web a little bit. I don't mind totally resetting everything, I just don't know how to do it.

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Jul 29, 2013

I recently installed Windows 8. I have apply every requirements that is in windows for password. In settings it is set and also in power option....

But when I restart my pc or when i shut it down and turn in it back on it doesn't ask for password and it goes straight to start screen but it does ask for password for sleep and hibernate. Its very important to me to have protection.

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Jan 26, 2014

My dad has forgot Administrator Password for our Windows 8 account, but we have access to a non-admin account. Is re installing Windows the only way? It's a local account.

I have no recovery disc, no password reset disc. How to recover Administrator password?

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Accounts :: Logging Into Windows 8.1 Account - Password Incorrect

Nov 10, 2013

I got an issue with my logging Windows 8.1 account. When I log in it tells me that my password is incorrect and I should go to and I did. But when I change my password it tells me the same thing like it haven't even change nothing. I try using my Windows 8 CD that I have and I did an automatic repair and it tells me this.

"Log File E:WINDOWSSystem32LogfileSrtSrtTrail.txt"

At that point I try to change my way of solving this and I went to system restore. I choose the date time I want it to restore my system to see if that fixed anything, but nothing still. I know it has to be with my password or something with my account which is odd, because I never had to link my microsoft account with my PC (if that is the case) But at this point I am again clueless. I even try pressing the F8 when I restart my system to being able to access my computer in a safe mode but it doesn't do a thing.

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