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Windows 7: Password?


30 Dec 2009   #1

Win7 pro 64bit
 
 
Password?

Hi All, When running Windows 7 32bit on a single PC(not part of a network) do you HAVE to set a password?

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30 Dec 2009   #2

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No.
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30 Dec 2009   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Daveebee View Post
Hi All, When running Windows 7 32bit on a single PC(not part of a network) do you HAVE to set a password?
Kari is correct. In addition if you are the only user of your computer and there is nothing ultra sensitive to lose (if pc get stolen, etc) you are better off without the password. Nothing to forget or screw up, then losing access to your computer.
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30 Dec 2009   #4

Win7 pro 64bit
 
 

The strange thing is a friend of mine who only just installed Windows 7 home edition is having that very problem insofar that every time he starts his pc the system demands a password even though he doesn't really want one.. How do you overcome that please?
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30 Dec 2009   #5

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In search type password, information will be provided on how to remove the password, via the control panel
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30 Dec 2009   #6

Win7 pro 64bit
 
 

Thanks Rich, I will pass it on .
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30 Dec 2009   #7

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Daveebee View Post
Thanks Rich, I will pass it on .

And I thank you for the appreciation.
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30 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It is a better idea to have a password, but enable autologon. Log On Automatically at Startup
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30 Dec 2009   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
It is a better idea to have a password, but enable autologon. Log On Automatically at Startup
Yes, another very good option.
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30 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

There are a few situations, such as trying to use Remote Desktop, that require a password be set. I agree that the auto-login route is generally the best way to go. Just don't become complacent and forget what the password actually is in case you ever have to type it in.
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