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Windows 7: Windows live essentials do not support strong password!

15 Mar 2010   #1
cyletech

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 
Windows live essentials do not support strong password!

Hi all,

I had changed my live account password and tryed to login some times but it could not login. i searched about this problem but i could not find helpful instruction. Today, i saw that Windows live essentials do not support strong (more than 16 words and numbers) password. i can not report this problem to microsoft, so i want you to do this. but if you know what i can do please tell me.


hearty wishes,
Alireza


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18 Mar 2010   #2
cyletech

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

anybody can not help me?
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18 Mar 2010   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sorry Alireza,

Windows Live does not support passwords more than 16 characters. Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with them in any way, so we can't contact them better than you can.

However, 16 characters should be plenty strong enough. Just be careful to include numbers, lower and uppercase letters, special symbols (like $ and *), and NO DICTIONARY WORDS!
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18 Mar 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Welcome,

Here is some information about the features of a strong password. Hope it helps.

Strong Passwords | Microsoft Security
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23 Mar 2010   #5
cyletech

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome,

Here is some information about the features of a strong password. Hope it helps.

Strong Passwords | Microsoft Security
Thank you my friend i had read that aleardy. thanks anyway

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry Alireza,

Windows Live does not support passwords more than 16 characters. Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with them in any way, so we can't contact them better than you can.

However, 16 characters should be plenty strong enough. Just be careful to include numbers, lower and uppercase letters, special symbols (like $ and *), and NO DICTIONARY WORDS!
i am confused buddy, Microsoft support zone tells us that we must have strong password but their products do not support same password (i mean a strong password!). i do not know
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23 Mar 2010   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyletech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome,

Here is some information about the features of a strong password. Hope it helps.

Strong Passwords | Microsoft Security
Thank you my friend i had read that aleardy. thanks anyway

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry Alireza,

Windows Live does not support passwords more than 16 characters. Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with them in any way, so we can't contact them better than you can.

However, 16 characters should be plenty strong enough. Just be careful to include numbers, lower and uppercase letters, special symbols (like $ and *), and NO DICTIONARY WORDS!
i am confused buddy, Microsoft support zone tells us that we must have strong password but their products do not support same password (i mean a strong password!). i do not know
I can understand your confusion.

According to this site: http://www.lockdown.co.uk/?pg=combi

An 8 character password using Upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols would take 83 days to crack using supercomputers.

I can't imagine how long a 16 character password using those characters would take to crack.
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24 Mar 2010   #7
cyletech

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyletech View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Welcome,

Here is some information about the features of a strong password. Hope it helps.

Strong Passwords | Microsoft Security
Thank you my friend i had read that aleardy. thanks anyway

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Sorry Alireza,

Windows Live does not support passwords more than 16 characters. Unfortunately, we are not affiliated with them in any way, so we can't contact them better than you can.

However, 16 characters should be plenty strong enough. Just be careful to include numbers, lower and uppercase letters, special symbols (like $ and *), and NO DICTIONARY WORDS!
i am confused buddy, Microsoft support zone tells us that we must have strong password but their products do not support same password (i mean a strong password!). i do not know
I can understand your confusion.

According to this site: http://www.lockdown.co.uk/?pg=combi

An 8 character password using Upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols would take 83 days to crack using supercomputers.

I can't imagine how long a 16 character password using those characters would take to crack.
Hey buddy this is the same password but not original password. check it out please .
Quote:
(Xny)-\&Tscj259Jeo653&/-(9)
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24 Mar 2010   #8
MadMaxData

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm sure this won't help anyone, but I made up a website using the Windows Live deal. I got it free for purchasing Microsoft Office 2007 Ultimate [$700.00]. After making up the website which took me several days of constant work, I was never again able to login at Windows Live, which was required to access the site, and ended up having to abandon the site because nobody could help me with support. Needless to say, I'm more than unimpressed with Windows Live!
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24 Mar 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Most hacking is done when passwords are leaked, not by brute-force anyway.

Now if you change that password every 3 months, you can consider yourself very safe.
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24 Mar 2010   #10
cyletech

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
 
 

I had changed my default password to a new password 2 weeks or maybe 3 weeks ago. if i need to change this password, i must login to my account. but i can not do that now! because ... . you are saying me that i have to wait for microsoft live. yes?
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