Important Notification: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to make saved MetaTrader passwords invalid

  • 17 Oct 2017

On October 17, Microsoft officially released a major update of their operating system Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This update affects configurations and encryption keys similar to the installation of a new Windows operating system. In order to protect user information, the MetaTrader platform binds all data to the operating system and hardware of the computer, on which it is installed. This protection method ensures that even if the platform files are stolen, thieves will not be able to connect to the server using previously saved accounts.

Unfortunately, after the installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, all passwords of trading and manager accounts 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 access the platform after the update.

Due to the change of encryption keys, one activation of applications purchased from the MetaTrader Market will be lost, because all products are bound to the operating system. MetaTrader will automatically provide an additional activation for all products purchased from the Market regardless of the operating system, similar to providing additional activations after the previous release of Windows 10 Creators Update. So MetaTrader Market users will not lose product activations after the installation of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

Activations of demo products will also be lost, and traders will need to re-download such applications from the Market.

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