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    Lightbulb Alternative to Typing in a P/W

    For those who think it a pain having to type in a P/W (each time) to get into their Windows8, be aware that there is an alternative...

    Instead of such a P/W, one can use a picture. You simply make 3 'marks' on that picture to have access. The 'marks' can be made by mouse or Touch.

    Here is where this is done or set-up...

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    Whenever I get to the screen where I am to choose a picture I get an Enrollment Failure. It never allows me to choose a picture to enable this.
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    Hmmm. how strange...dunno what to offer Obviously, I hit no such snag. Wish I could have a bigger & better response; sorry, Ted.

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    I'll wait until Win 8 RP and see what happens. Could be one of those snags we have been talking about. I'll just keep inputting my PW the old fashioned way.
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    No worries, Ted. Just another of me trying to bring awareness to people of various things (choices) available that they might use & do. And I do expect we will see noticeable & significant changes or whatever in the next Beta.

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    Myself, I quite like using the picture method. Nice, personal photo fills the screen & doing the Log-in/'Password' motions is quicker than typing in my P/W.

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    Do you use the picture method with a Live log in or with a local account? I have the Live Log in on my PC.
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    The only Log-in I know of or knew about, used to enter ('your') Windows8; uses one's E-mail & P/W (Windows Live ID)... well when you go to set up the picture method, you put in that same P/W that was already being used, then, organize the picture. Yes, Live. Hope, I'm answering what your asking, Ted. & when the picture comes up @ boot, one can revert back to the typed P/W, if desired... choice is offered to the side of the picture.

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    That answers my question, but I still get the enrollment error so I will just wait for the RP. Only got a couple of weeks.
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    & Ted, so sorry, still dunno what to say about that error . Although, I'm curious @ what point you get this. Anyway, certainly, not a big deal, right now; of course, just wait a short time & experiment w/ it on the RP

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    When I first try to change to Picture sign on I am asked to enter present password, which I do. I then go to the screen to Choose Picture. I click on the Choose Picture button the Enrollment Failure comes up and asks me to try later.

    ChoosePicture.jpg EnrollmentError.jpg
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    Well, don't that just bite

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    Yep, like I said, I'll just wait until RP. no biggie.
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