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Windows 7: Chrome asking for Windows password


24 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 
Chrome asking for Windows password

Signed into Gmail and Chrome I tried to look up a stored password by going to setting, managae stored passwords, clicking show at which point I receive a pop up.



It's never happened before and I don't have a Windows password. I can't swipe because my fingerprint reader is disconnected, but I don't think that would work anyway.

I imagine more will be having this problem as it just started.


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24 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32bit Sp1
 
 

Still having the problem but, a work around was creating a windows password and using it.
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02 Mar 2014   #3

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

First off, I must point out not only is storing passwords in Chrome insecure, you can actually see your passwords via that method as well

Do you save passwords in Chrome? Maybe you should reconsider | ZDNet

You can prevent Chrome asking by disabling Re-authentication, but that means once again, anyone can see your passwords. In the address bar type (or copy and paste)

chrome://flags/#password-manager-reauthentication

and disable that. The popup asking for your Windows password is actually a step forward as Chrome does not have a master password. By design they say.

A Guy
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18 Mar 2014   #4

Win 7
 
 

I have the exact same issue, no windows password is set, yet Chrome asks for one.

This may be a good idea for computers that are shared between people or public ally accessible, but It should work correctly for single-user computers that no-one but that single user uses. The GoogleChrome-people have not thought this through and made a mess of things; again...

And I had to do the chrome://flags/#password-manager-reauthentication thing three times before it stuck!
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18 Mar 2014   #5

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One would be better off with a password manager. None of the major browsers store passwords securely. A Guy
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19 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Storing passwords on a computer is a bad move. Storing them online or in a application is a bad move, they can be recovered by anyone or anything, I had a encrypted file with my passwords in, I thought it was safe it wasn't until
My Facebook and email was Tampered with and I didn't notice. I would recommend writing your passwords Down and hiding them in your room, but it's not all safe, but I really wouldn't trust any program or application. Learn from my mistakes.
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