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Can Windows 8 Developer Preview store or remember it's Account Passwords?

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  • Are you wanting it to log you on automatically at startup?

    You can use the netplwiz tool.  Assuming you have excellent physical security, the following keeps you from having to type your password at startup...  This is excerpted from my Windows 7 book, which I've found is substantially applicable to the Windows 8 DP.

    Note:  You MUST be willing for anyone who boots up your system to be able to use it as though they are you, without entering a password, or this is not recommended.

    • Click Start, type netplwiz in the search box, and hit Enter.
    • In the User Accounts dialog that comes up:
    • Uncheck [  ] Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
    • [ OK ] to exit.
    • Store your password when it prompts.

    If you ever want to reverse the above, just check the box again.

     

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my new eBook: Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 4:19 PM
  • For passwords that being save on the net, if you go to control panel and user account (in desktop view) and look for credentials , you could see and manage your passwords there. I suggest take a look at:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/12/14/protecting-your-digital-identity.aspx

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:27 AM
  • Press Win, then press Win+C and type vault to open Windows secure storage.
    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:40 PM

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  • For what kind of accounts?
    Matt Small - Microsoft Escalation Engineer - Forum Moderator
    Monday, January 30, 2012 3:28 PM
  • For passwords that being save on the net, if you go to control panel and user account (in desktop view) and look for credentials , you could see and manage your passwords there. I suggest take a look at:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/12/14/protecting-your-digital-identity.aspx

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 9:27 AM
  • Press Win, then press Win+C and type vault to open Windows secure storage.
    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:40 PM
  • Are you wanting it to log you on automatically at startup?

    You can use the netplwiz tool.  Assuming you have excellent physical security, the following keeps you from having to type your password at startup...  This is excerpted from my Windows 7 book, which I've found is substantially applicable to the Windows 8 DP.

    Note:  You MUST be willing for anyone who boots up your system to be able to use it as though they are you, without entering a password, or this is not recommended.

    • Click Start, type netplwiz in the search box, and hit Enter.
    • In the User Accounts dialog that comes up:
    • Uncheck [  ] Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.
    • [ OK ] to exit.
    • Store your password when it prompts.

    If you ever want to reverse the above, just check the box again.

     

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my new eBook: Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options

    Wednesday, February 01, 2012 4:19 PM