Reply to post: Re: Sometimes I can't use a long password

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Re: Sometimes I can't use a long password

Hmmmm, all I know is that my cloud-backed Win 10 account (it's not my primary machine, I have very little confidentials on it so I couldn't be bothered to fish out what might/might not work wo MS Live or whatever) chokes on >16 chars outta the box.

Presumably for the reason you mentioned.

The exact cause is less important than the fact that the default, strongly encouraged by MS, set up has that limitation.

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