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  Reply # 960008 1-Jan-2014 17:37
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Gilco2: it was still on the one I built for friends using windows 8 Pro then upgrading to Windows 8.1.  I know I was able to set it up so you didnt have to type password to login.  I cant to my tablet to check right now.  But have you right clicked on the taskbar and checked in there as there are many options there as well with Windows 8.1


I suspect that the linking off account to hotmail disabled the auto-log on, i.e. if you set auto-login, then upgrade but don't link, the setting is preserved?

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  Reply # 960023 1-Jan-2014 18:17
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just checked my windows 8.1 tablet and typed netplwiz and it is there.




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  Reply # 960046 1-Jan-2014 18:29
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I wonder why the check box would be disabled on my laptop? Is there a laptop / tablet variation in the software?

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  Reply # 960205 2-Jan-2014 10:20
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lyonrouge:
Gilco2:
lyonrouge: Does anyone know how to decouple or disable the startup password. I had a local account in 8, but during 8.1 update, I inadvertently connected to mt hotmail account and now i have to log on at startup.
on your tile screen type "netplwiz" without the quotes. it will show it. click on it and untick users must login with password, or to that effect. you will see it anyway


This has been removed in 8.1.

Win 7 vs Win 8.1



That option IS available on Windows 8.1 Pro on my computers, and Acer Iconia tablet. Running 64 bit and 32bit versions. 

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  Reply # 960210 2-Jan-2014 10:30
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Win 8 became far easier to navigate using a t620 wireless touch mouse from logitech that I scored 2 of for $35 each from DSE Christmas Eve before they corrected the discount. The OS actually makes sense to me now. I'd tried the t400 previously and that was ok, this is better.

I am slowly struggling to learn touch pad gestures but I hate them as I have hands like feet. Laptops are the worst for me as I constantly graze the touchpad while typing and move the cursor to a random part of the working document. I generally disable laptop touch pads in favour of an external mouse.

Thanks for the auto login tips people. Handy.

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  Reply # 960220 2-Jan-2014 10:44
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lyonrouge:
Gilco2:
lyonrouge: Does anyone know how to decouple or disable the startup password. I had a local account in 8, but during 8.1 update, I inadvertently connected to mt hotmail account and now i have to log on at startup.
on your tile screen type "netplwiz" without the quotes. it will show it. click on it and untick users must login with password, or to that effect. you will see it anyway


This has been removed in 8.1.

Win 7 vs Win 8.1


You will not see the Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer checkbox if password security policies have been set.

To remove the policies try the following:
Go to the Control Panel

 

  • Change for View by Icons
  • Click User Accounts
  • Click link Reset Security Policies at the left of the windows.
  • Go to netplwiz where the checkbox should be back.

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  Reply # 960426 2-Jan-2014 21:09
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Excellent, thanks, that did the trick. Now just one more to solve, the touch pad left and right edge issue. Found quite few different forums discussing it but I don't think there's a fix for it.



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  Reply # 961263 4-Jan-2014 20:08
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Does anyone know a web browser that supports Silverlight (apart from IE). The IE in Win8 is incompatible with WHS, so I need an alternate. I've been using a VM but this is impractical for video rendering.

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  Reply # 961277 4-Jan-2014 20:40
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Looks like it. I normally only use Chrome in Ubuntu and never considered it in Windows.

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  Reply # 961279 4-Jan-2014 20:43
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lyonrouge: Does anyone know a web browser that supports Silverlight (apart from IE). The IE in Win8 is incompatible with WHS, so I need an alternate. I've been using a VM but this is impractical for video rendering.


The latest versions of IE, Firefox, Safari and Chrome all support Silverlight.



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  Reply # 961281 4-Jan-2014 21:04
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Thanks, I normally don't use anything apart from IE in windows so ironically browser ignorant. Are there any warnings about browsers with Windows8

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  Reply # 961282 4-Jan-2014 21:07
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lyonrouge: Thanks, I normally don't use anything apart from IE in windows so ironically browser ignorant. Are there any warnings about browsers with Windows8


Yes. There are supported versions.

Here is the chart...   http://www.microsoft.com/getsilverlight/get-started/install/default.aspx#sysreq

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