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    How to set up a new win8 laptop with NO ZER0 NONE passwords

    Sorry but we have been screwed over by another laptop that used passwords.
    We got locked out the next time we booted it up and got blocked by that crap.

    So please don't bother with a lecture about how we need them.

    We need to set up a new win8 laptop with ZERO passwords for that PC itself.

    The user is an older lady who has the only password she needs for her email.
    (I am happily using XP and have no idea what to do with win8)
    We do not need any passwords for this new laptop PC.
    Sorry if you think otherwise but thanks for reading this far.

    WE DO ***not*** NEED ANY PASSWORDS AT ALL EFFING UP THE PC
    (And us again too!).

    Sorry but previously we have had such bad experience with all the useless help the vendor built in that we will not even consider passwords on the pc at all.

    If you can tell us how to set it up so we can just directly boot to a usable mode (like pick email, google, word next) and never need any passwords for any PC function then please do tell us.

    We have the only password she needs for email and it is safely written down.
    Our only concern is getting locked out of the PC again because the bleeping vendor tried to help protect us from ourselves but did not protect us from getting hosed by the vendor.

    Please tell us how to set it up with NO passwords.
    Thanks.

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    Sorry but we have been screwed over by another laptop that used passwords.
    How could you screw up a password? By forgetting it?

    You cannot set up & Use Windows 8 without a password, you can only bypass having to enter it every time you logon.
    The password need not be an MS account related credential, nor does it need to be so complex that it is easily forgotten.
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    See if this helps you and the "older lady":
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/20155...rd-screen.html

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    And if you happen to forget a local Windows 8 password, it can easily be reset via this software:
    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

    The area that some people get into trouble is in using BIOS and/or disk passwords and then forgetting them. IBM Thinkpads were notorious for this and there was no easy solution. The laptops were essentially bricks except for a complicated hardware circuit fix.

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    By default, Windows 8/8.1 needs a MS user account name and password to get the full functionality of the OS. Your only other option is to setup a local account which does not require a password to log on. Have a look at this.....

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2782155

    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/22437...account-login/

    http://www.howtogeek.com/121975/htg-...-in-windows-8/

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    I use Windows 8 without an MS account and it seems to work perfectly well. Why would I want to be connected to MS for any reason?

    cheers, Paul

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    @Paul,

    It depends on how invested you are in the Microsoft ecosystem. If you use the same Microsoft account on multiple PCs, tablets, or combination you can sync a variety of settings.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    And if you happen to forget a local Windows 8 password, it can easily be reset via this software:
    http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/bootdisk.html

    The area that some people get into trouble is in using BIOS and/or disk passwords and then forgetting them. IBM Thinkpads were notorious for this and there was no easy solution. The laptops were essentially bricks except for a complicated hardware circuit fix.

    Jerry
    That must be it. I can't imagine the OP meaning OS passwords.
    Nothing will brick a laptop like a forgotten BIOS password.

    You might want to make certain that THERE ARE NO such passwords in place prior to purchasing,
    especially through "other" parties.
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    the bleeping pc vendor asked us to enter our entire autobiography before we could use it
    we do NOT want our personal info in their database
    so we make up stuff to get by this hoop so we can just use the pc

    never did it say anything about anything being a password

    when we went back the next day it asked us for a password
    it never asked us for a password previously or we would have written it down
    if it would not just take CR




    Quote Originally Posted by CLiNT View Post
    How could you screw up a password? By forgetting it?

    You cannot set up & Use Windows 8 without a password, you can only bypass having to enter it every time you logon.
    The password need not be an MS account related credential, nor does it need to be so complex that it is easily forgotten.

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    we dont need nor want 'full' functionality
    email and ms ofc is more than it will be used for
    and all data stored locally


    we want EASY and FAST and cant screw us over use
    with NO BLEEPING passwords at all for the pc

    we have the only password we need for email
    not making up any ms accounts or live or cloud or anything else



    Quote Originally Posted by bassfisher6522 View Post
    By default, Windows 8/8.1 needs a MS user account name and password to get the full functionality of the OS. Your only other option is to setup a local account which does not require a password to log on. Have a look at this.....

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2782155

    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/22437...account-login/

    http://www.howtogeek.com/121975/htg-...-in-windows-8/

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