The latest Windows 10 operating system update could leave investors without a trading terminal. The Fall Creators Update, released on Oct. 17, changes the encryption keys, as when a new OS is installed.
Why do I need to remember my MetaTrader password?
For the trading platform MetaTraderwhich is tied to the user's computer and a specific operating system, this means the loss of access passwords. This protection system will keep the trader from losing funds in the account, if hackers can connect to the server from the user's account on another computer.
And to avoid difficulties with passwords -brokers recommend that you save them in a safe place before upgrading Windows 10. Before the upgrade, they are saved in the system, as well as the certificate to connect to the server. After the upgrade, they are lost and the user will have to enter them again, just like when using them for the first time.
The only thing is that you don't need to get a new password. The old password will do. Metaqoutes informs that access to activated applications in MQL5 Market will also be lost. However, the company has reassured traders that it will provide one additional activation for each purchased product. Similar steps have been taken after the release of Creators Update on Windows 10 before.
In any case, prepare in advance and remember your passwords, so they do not have to recover or get a new one.