Windows 10: Start up Password and MS Account

Discus and support Start up Password and MS Account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Why do I have to put a password and email address into my new laptop when it starts? I have never had to use an email address and password to start a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by bronco58, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. bronco58 Win User

    Start up Password and MS Account


    Why do I have to put a password and email address into my new laptop when it starts?

    I have never had to use an email address and password to start a computer since I left work 12 years ago when we ran a very large number of public machines. Why does a private machine need this information?


    Why do I need a MS account? I don't use Outlook (I use GMail), Office ( Libre Office is as good if not better) or Edge.

    I use Chrome and had a battle - with my own machine - to install that. How dictatorial that some company on the other side of the planet can tell me I can't use a different browser from the one they say I have to use. Absolutely astonishing and disgusting.


    SO ---

    Query no1. How can I just switch the machine on and get to the home screen as I do with the machine I'm using at the moment. This runs Windows 7 and doesn't, never has, needed a password in all the time since I bought it as a new machine.


    Query no2. How do I get rid of a MS Account which I don't want?

    Windows 10 is a retrograde step and, as I have the Windows 7 disc from this pc, I am greatly tempted to put that onto the new laptop or reformat it and install something Linux.

    I stupidly thought I was buying a machine with my own money for my own use but it appears I was totally wrong - I have bought a machine that Microsoft wants to control. Windows is only an OS for goodness sake - not something which should dictate how the owner should use it. That is the prerogative of the person who paid for it and who owns it. I've used Windows since 2.2 but 10's control over what I want is a step too far and I will have to consider my OS options if I can't have control of my own work.

    Human Rights? Forget them. MS is in control. (None of the categories below is relevant which says something too - Do Not Query us - We are MS!! So goodness knows where this will end up.)


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    bronco58, Jul 18, 2019
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  2. Microsoft Account Password

    I'm drowning in passwords starting with Microsoft. I have two laptops and a tablet. Each has a different password. Can I setup the MS account to have the same password applicable to all three if my Windows 10 devices only. I want this for home use and
    not on public pc's. Can anyone suggest a web page with step by step Instructions. I don't need it to share bookmarks, desktop pictures, fonts, etc.
     
    CliffordSanford, Jul 18, 2019
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  3. Dyan Rey Win User
    Microsoft Account PIN and password

    We appreciate the screenshot that you provided. to start troubleshooting the issue with you logins, we suggest that you follow the steps below on how login pin goes back to password:

    • Click Start menu and go to Settings.
    • In Settings, click the Accounts icon.
    • Click on Sign-in options.
    • Change both your password and pin one by one.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Dyan Rey, Jul 18, 2019
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  4. Yaqub K Win User

    Start up Password and MS Account

    Local Account password changed to Online Account Password

    Hi,

    I suggest you to follow the steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click OK.
    • Now, login to Local account.
    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Jul 18, 2019
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