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Windows 7: Log in Password question

25 Jun 2016   #1
harleynut97

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit sp1
 
 
Log in Password question

When first installing Windows you entered your email and password. I believe this became your Microsoft account. This same password also became what you entered when you first booted up your computer.

My question is

We want to change our email address password, and will be doing that through bell south(att), via there website. But will doing that, mess up our windows login password? Or would windows just accept the old password to login?


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25 Jun 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Harley,
you can change your password any time you like,
User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

or IF you dont want to enter a password
Log On Automatically at Startup

Roy
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25 Jun 2016   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Windows 7 doesn't asks your email at all. That's a bad practice that got introduced in Windows 8, that allows to use your Hotmail account to login to your local computer.

So no, changing your Hotmail password won't affect Windows 7 at all.
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25 Jun 2016   #4
harleynut97

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks guys for your help. The password change is all taken care of. Alejandro85... your correct changing the email did not affect the windows login password.
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