SOLVED Does Windows 10 really need a user password?


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Hi all,

maybe one of you can answer this (I haven't looked for an answer elsewhere as of yet!):

"Does Windows 10 really need a user password?".

I ask because with the latest install on a PC, I used the offline mode (told MS I didn't have an internet connection) so that I could just use a local account. It did not ask for a password and all I did was enter a username and that was it, I got the usual prompts about using an MS account which I clicked away.

Obviously this boils down to security but how much securer is Win 10 with a PW?.

Do we really need a password in Windows 10?. Any ideas, thoughts?. :)
 
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Thoughts? How about I despise passwords- my computer is mine and only I have access. I don't log in to my toaster.
Try running a search for NETPLWIZ on any engine. That tells how to bypass passwords.
 
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I am just wondering if using a password actually enhances security, I have added a PW to the OS anyway, I am just interested in whether it has an advantage or not?. :)
 
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The only protection you get with a password is from local environment - your home or, if relevant, your office. Even then, it is very casual. If other local users have the time or interest, it takes minutes to get into your OS. In a nutshell - nosey an prying eyes
 
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I am just wondering if using a password actually enhances security, I have added a PW to the OS anyway, I am just interested in whether it has an advantage or not?. :)
It only enhances the security locally, meaning that nobody can log in your pc (when sitting in front of it). that does not mean no one can access your computer (via internet for example).
 
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Thanks for the replies, I guess I was comparing Windows to Linux which uses "Hierarchical" password security. Anyway, consider it solved. :)
 
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