Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Windows 10 - Manage Your Passwords

Windows 10 - Manage Your Passwords

Passwords may be unnecessary for home using computers unless you'd like to keep someone else in your house out of your business! Laptop users should always create a password that should be harder and not easy for a thief. 
Windows 10 offers two type of passwords, if you prefer not to enter a password when turn on your computer and you can start Windows 10 with entering a password.

 The two types of passwords are:  
  • Microsoft Account Password: This type of password is to secure your computer plus enjoy the  advantages of Windows 10 features - like Apps from Microsoft Store, OneDrive for online storage and sync (settings) between computers.
  • Local Passwords: This type is normal, which also secures your computer against unwanted entry.  
How to handle Passwords (Windows 10):
From Start screen ... select your name, then choose Change account settings from the drop-down menu. The Accounts screen will be opened, and from here you can manage password options.

  • How to change your local account to a Microsoft Account: From Your Info screen, click Sign in with a Microsoft Account instead. Now from the following screen enter e mail address and password for your Microsoft Account then click Sign in button. From the following screen, enter your current Windows password and select the Next button.
  • How to convert your Microsoft Account to a Local Account: From your Account screen, select Sign in with a local account instead. As security reason, you may asked to enter your Microsoft Account password and Windows 10 may ask you to verify your identity, to Microsoft, by submitting a security code. Now enter your e mail address and click Next. Go to your e mail and get the security code then enter it in the Enter the code screen. Now Switch to a local account screen will appear. Negotiate the screens then enter your user name, password (twice) and password hint for your local account.
  • How to start Windows 10 without entering a password: From the Accounts screen, click Sign-in options. Under Password, select Change button. Now Change your password screen will appear. Enter your password and select Next. In the following screen, leave all boxes as blank and select Next then select Finish.

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