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Windows 10 will make MetaTrader passwords invalid

vontogr (togr)
Apr 11 2017 at 06:23
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Are you aware of that?

On April 11, Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Creators Update, after which the Windows version will be completely updated. In fact, this update is similar to installing a new operating system, because it will change configurations and encryption keys. The MetaTrader platform uses data binding to an operating system and hardware, in order to protect traders' data. This binding means that even if the platform files are stolen, thieves will not be able to connect to the trader's account or use products purchased from the Market.

Unfortunately, after the operating system change caused by the installation of the Windows 10 Creators Update, all the trading account passwords stored on your computer will become invalid. We highly recommend that you prepare for the new Windows release and save your passwords in a safe place, in order to be able to connect to your accounts after the update.

In addition, due to the change of encryption keys, one activation of applications purchased from the Market will be lost, because all products are bound to an operating system.

mlawson71
Apr 11 2017 at 13:14
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Does this apply to any and all passwords stored on a computer or just the trading platform passwords?

Messittos
Apr 12 2017 at 06:41
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mlawson71 posted:
Does this apply to any and all passwords stored on a computer or just the trading platform passwords?


Logically, that is going to have relation to platform passwords only. @togr thanks a lot for useful warning.

vontogr (togr)
Apr 12 2017 at 06:45
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mlawson71 posted:
Does this apply to any and all passwords stored on a computer or just the trading platform passwords?


It is related to programs that use data binding.

mlawson71
Apr 12 2017 at 12:26
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togr posted:
mlawson71 posted:
Does this apply to any and all passwords stored on a computer or just the trading platform passwords?


It is related to programs that use data binding.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the warning, @togr.

vontogr (togr)
Apr 12 2017 at 12:28
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There was always problem with metaquotes updates and now we even face problems with windows update ;)

mlawson71
Apr 12 2017 at 12:35
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togr posted:
There was always problem with metaquotes updates and now we even face problems with windows update ;)


😕 I agree, it's all very annoying.

xgavinc
Apr 12 2017 at 15:04
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Had update last night, restarted and no problem. Will keep this in mind if it becomes an issue in future, thanks togr.

For every loss there should be at least an equal and opposite profit.
vontogr (togr)
Apr 13 2017 at 09:39
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xgavinc posted:
Had update last night, restarted and no problem. Will keep this in mind if it becomes an issue in future, thanks togr.


I have no issue after update on win7
Dont use win 10 though.

TraderDan
Apr 13 2017 at 12:14
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We always face problems from Windows. Last night, I came home to a PC waiting for me to login, because Windows 10 decided it was time to update. No warning. No request. Just a reboot.
I haven't progressed to the point of trading on a VPS, so I'm running buy and sell triggers in software on my PC. I haven't looked at every pair & time frame that I trade, so I can't say I missed an entry or the related target, but I can say after 30+ years of using Microsoft products, their arrogance is as bad or worse than it ever was.

'We want you to run business critical apps on your PC, but we will reboot your PC during a presentation, or a client VOIP conference call, at our convenience and without warning'

Feels like I'm flying United.

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