Windows 8 shocker

Started May 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
skyglider Veteran Member • Posts: 4,659
Re: You're making my point

digital ed wrote:

When creating an account choose "Sign in without a Microsoft account." On next screen choose "Local account." On next screen fill in name, password and password hint. That is all there is to it.

For folks who might activate Win8 for the first time:

When I activated Win8 on my laptop, I used my MS hotmail account and it forced me to use an eight character (or more) password that had to contain a numeric.  Been that way ever since and I haven't found a way around it.  It appears to link Win8 to my hotmail account. .... I don't know what would happen if my hotmail account went kaput somehow.

When I activated Win8 on a friend's new Dell tower, I selected Local Account and was able to use any password I wanted with any character length, with no apparent link to MS.

Beware of this gottcha,

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