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05-24-2012, 09:59 PM
As I installed Windows 8 customer preview, I set a long password of 20 characters. The setup went through fine. After complete setup, I installed updates which required a restart. After the windows restart, I was not able to login using the same id/password. I googled it and windows 8 does not allow to login with long password more than 16 characters. I would like to cut short the password, but the problem is, I cant login windows, how can I change the password? Thanks.
05-24-2012, 10:01 PM
Someone has the same issue. Try to login by entering the first 16 characters of password.
05-25-2012, 05:35 AM
Assuming you get it fixed without reinstalling Win-8, don't set a password again, on a BETA TEST version of an OS.
You should have NOTHING on your Win-8 install, like personal or private data, that would require password protection.
We're BETA TESTING Win-8, not running it as our daily OS. Leave out the password!
05-25-2012, 01:46 PM
One other thing to consider as well. Win 8 RP will be out in about a week. This next beta will require a clean install so be ready for that.
05-26-2012, 02:02 PM
Any Professional Computer Tech will have the ability to just remove your password, as long as you can prove that you own the computer.
05-26-2012, 09:10 PM
Being that Windows 8 RP is around the corner, there's really no need to be concerned about it now. However, when that OS is installed, read through this article. It'll tell you how to create a password reset disk, should you need it.
How To Create and Use a Password Reset Disk or USB In Windows 8 - How-To Geek (http://www.howtogeek.com/107461/how-to-create-and-use-a-password-reset-disk-or-usb-in-windows-8/)
This is a very simple task, & should be done ASAP after your new install (this was also a recommended practice with Windows 7 & Vista), as well as backup the computer. As to not having a password, all of the sync options of Windows 8 won't work w/o the password. Actually, it's one's Hotmail address & password. In the end, this will be the default Windows 8 Retail setup, it'll be needed for purchases from the App Store, having your email in real time w/o having to open a browser or program, it'll be all there.
Without doing it the recommended way, how are we to know if the functions are properly working or not? One can setup what will be by the end of next year, an old fashioned local account, but the times are rapidly changing. Being totally logged on, not only to the local computer, but to instant access of all Windows services, when the computer fires up will be a plus. We should start seeing the benefits of this very soon.
Just remember the link about the password reset disk, it's nothing new, many of us has had them for almost 5 years. Most everyone that I know has one. One of those things like onhand backups. Here's another, to show how long it's been around.
Create a Vista password reset disk using a USB flash drive | TechRepublic (http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/window-on-windows/create-a-vista-password-reset-disk-using-a-usb-flash-drive/547)
05-26-2012, 09:10 PM
One doesn't need to hire an expensive tech to do this, all that's needed is a Service Manual for your computer, not to be confused with an Owner's Manual.
Detailed Service Manuals can be found for free for most any make & model of computer built. This is how I started learning to manage my own computer work. By reading & learning. Like many others, I've made a mistake or two along the way, but one has to crawl before walking.
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