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Changing Windows 8 User Account Password

Posted on 2014-11-23
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Win8 Login ScreenUser AccountUser CredentialsEdit User CredentialsHi,
 
 I have Windows 8 PC and I did not set this up originally.
 Somehow this user uses 4 Digit PIN# to log in and his name is shown as "Lewis xxx", but somehow it is associated with his "lewisxxx@gmail.com".
 I like him to use "Lewis xxxx" as user name and regular password just like Windows 7 username/password. How can I, while keeping all of his desktop icons and all the files & documents intact (basically keeping his current profile), change his logon method so that he uses his username "Lewis xxx" and enter regular password instead of PIN#. I don't want his gmail account even associated in login process at all.

Thanks.
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In your second screenshot you see the option "Change account type", that's what you need to do.
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Sorry for the late reply ... I will try the suggestions this weekend.
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Sorry that I completely put this issue in the back burner.
I will follow the suggestions above and post the result in the next couple of weeks.
Thanks for your patience.
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