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Windows 7: Enter Key as Password?

16 Oct 2014   #1
yanniclord

Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 Dev. Preview x64
 
 
Enter Key as Password?

So i have seen on some computers, that they can use the Enter Key as the password itself, like there is no password, just press enter, but the password field still pops up so that one can enter a password, but i dont want any password in the password field, just the enter button on my keyboard, i dont want to remove my password, but just make it so i can press enter when it asks for the password, as that is one of the things many dont guess it to be the password, i have seen it before, just couldnt find out how to make the enter key the password itself, any help is very appreciated.

Regards -Yannic


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17 Oct 2014   #2
yanniclord

Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 Dev. Preview x64
 
 

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19 Oct 2014   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I have never heard of this? If you have a password set, the ability to just press the enter key instead. Even with no password set, I have never heard of this?

You could use Autohotkey to do similar, but I wouldn't try it with the enter key. See the last reply

need a script to fill out username/password - Support - AutoHotkey Community

You can assign any key, but avoid system keys like Enter, Ctrl, shift, space bar, etc. A two key combo is better (also on same thread). You won't be doing it constantly, so it's not such a hassle.

BTW, we aren't talking about loging into windows? AHK would not work before windows loaded.

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19 Oct 2014   #4
yanniclord

Windows 8.1 x64, Windows 10 Dev. Preview x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
I have never heard of this? If you have a password set, the ability to just press the enter key instead. Even with no password set, I have never heard of this?

You could use Autohotkey to do similar, but I wouldn't try it with the enter key. See the last reply

need a script to fill out username/password - Support - AutoHotkey Community

You can assign any key, but avoid system keys like Enter, Ctrl, shift, space bar, etc. A two key combo is better (also on same thread). You won't be doing it constantly, so it's not such a hassle.

BTW, we aren't talking about loging into windows? AHK would not work before windows loaded.

A Guy
Thanks for the reply man, but yes im talking about the password screen where you enter into windows, the login screen. I can show you a picture of example:
So as you see, there is no password written in there, and instead of typing in any password now, you simply press "Enter", thats all.
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19 Oct 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The security of this is virtually non existent. Pressing Enter would be the first thing people would try. But usually when no password is set none is asked for. If it is possible to configure this I would strongly recommend against it.
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