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Can't log into Windows 8.1 virtual machine after changing the Microsoft Account Password

Q: Can't log into Windows 8.1 virtual machine after changing the Microsoft Account Password

I use several Windows virtual and real machines with Windows 10 and Windows 8.1.
One of them are running under Parallels Desktop on a Mac and there it said that my Password will expire soon and I have to Change it.
So I changed my Microsoft Account Password on my "main" PC which is a Windows 10 real PC and everywhere I can use the new Microsoft Account Password - but not on the Windows 8.1 under Parallels.
When I try my old Password it doesn't work also....
I have several things running on that machine and I am not able to log in.
What can I do?

Markus A. Litters

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

A:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.

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Hello, so I've just found an old laptop I've had hoarded with windows 8 on it. Everything on it is super outdated, and I noticed it had my account on it which was basically my Microsoft account. I tried to sign in, but it says it's incorrect. I know my
password, and I've changed it over the years, but since the laptop is so old, it wants me to put in the last password I used to sign in on it. Problem is that I had so any password changed and I cannot remember what password I used. It will not let me use
my new password, because it says it's incorrect. Any way to fix this?

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Good evening all.
Recently I installed windows ten on my Acer 8.1 laptop,I have a Microsoft password for signing into windows 10 is there a way that I can change that password to a pin number.
Was going to ask this question in the windows 10 forum but don't have a login as yet.
Any help here Please.
Many thanks.

A:Changing a microsoft password to a pin number in windows 1

Takes a minute to setup a login

PIN - Add to your Account in Windows 10

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Can it be done and will it work if installed.Would like to play card games at Yahoo.SUN Java is annoying.

A:Microsoft Virtual Machine on XP?

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Have xp pro and 2000 3 server on vm instead of saving state as in the options as i have always done i chose to turn of instead now i have to reinstall them both but as i have no product keys i am stuck both were legal and reged plz help

A:Microsoft virtual machine


Magic Jelly Bean will report your O/S PID, and I think a few other Microsoft products. Belarc advisor will give you the Office one, and I think the O/S too.

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Anyone know where i can download Microsoft virtual machine. I dont want the one from sunn technologies.

A:Microsoft virtual machine

Hi There!

Start by checking here:

INFO: Availability of Current Build of Microsoft VM
Since M$ lost it's legal battles with SUN, it's becoming very difficult to find the M$ VM downloads.
Good Luck!


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ahhhhh......I have windows xp and it's set on automatic windows update and i'm trying to finish the downloads but i get an error saying "This setup will only upgrade over an existing version of Microsoft VM.........................WTF Does THat mean

A:Microsoft Virtual Machine

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

A:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.



The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.


Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.


Best Regards,

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I am trying to install Microsoft Java Virtual Machine (not the Sun version, I need the old Microsoft version). I've downloaded the appropriate file, (msjavx86.exe) to my hard drive, which is readily available on plenty of websites. When I double click on the file, it just brings up a black screen for a quick second, and that's it. It doesn't run through the installation wizard, which it's supposed to. I've double checked to see if maybe it did install, but it didn't. I've tried running the file through a command window, but that doesn't work either. Any ideas??? Please help!!!

A:Microsoft Java Virtual Machine

That 'black window' is the installation of the program

start>search>file/folders>all files/folders>VM>search

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When going to some sites like pogo it uses ms vm and tries to dl it but when it goes the to ms website they say they don't support it anymore. Any thoughts where I can get it from?
thanks phaz

A:[Resolved] microsoft virtual machine

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Has anyone tryed Microsoft virtual PC 2004 (virtual machine) to protect you computer???????????

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Hi to all,
I have a frustrating problem, I'm running XP Pro and every now and then a web page that I try and view says that I need to install java, when I click on the link I get a message saying I need to update the microsoft virtual machine. I click the link again and it takes me nowwhere. Has anybody got any ideas,

thanks in advance

A:microsoft virtual machine & java ???

You can download the latest Java here.


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Hi everyone,

I have a problem regarding the Java VM. My PC does not have Microsoft/Java VM, therefore i go and download from the internet and install it. But after i install, there is still no VM found. I cannot select the Microsoft VM from the (internet options/ advanced tab).
Have I downloaded a wrong software or is there anymore settings for me to do??

Thanks all

A:Microsoft/Java Virtual Machine

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I just purchesed a new computer (emachine) that came with Windows XP Home edition.. and i am trying to go to pogo to play games.. but it sais i have to install the java virtual machine.. i have tried a number of times to download it.. but it wont seem to work.. i keep getting a message that sais "content does not match teh signature"?? what am i doing wrong?

A:Microsoft Java Virtual Machine

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I set up Hyper-V in my Win 10 Anniversary install and created a Win 10 Virtual Machine which is fully activated.

I tried setting up a picture password for this VM. The Picture Password option was not available but I got it to show using gpedit. I then set a Picture Password but when I reboot, the Picture Password does not show up.

Is it possible to use a Picture Password in a Hyper-V VM?

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Recently I have been trying to bring up some online games but am presented with this message:

"To display this page correctly, you need to download and install the following components: Java virtual machine"

But whenever I click on the download button I am redirected to a
Microsoft page http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/getosver/javaxp.asp) where I am presented with this message:

"We're sorry. The page you are viewing requires that you have a more recent version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine on your system. To obtain an updated version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine, please go to Windows Update".

I have then downloaded it elsewhere but on trying to install it I am told via an error message that: "This setup will only uprgrade over an existing version of the Microsoft VM"

I'm not sure what is going on but it seems like a chicken and egg type situation where I need to have Microsoft VM installed to be able to install it again.

Can anyone advise me what I should do?

Thank you

A:Java/Microsoft Virtual Machine problem

Because of the legal spat between Sun & M$ . M$ have been fordced to remove downloads of VM from their site, EXCEPT for updating existing installations

Sun java is much better anyway

get it from http://www.java.com/en/

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I thought I could use the same USB created with the Media Creation tool, that I used to create a regular Win 10 installation. But I'm missing something, because I can't get the VM to recognize that USB drive.


A:installing Win 10 into Microsoft Virtual Machine - no tutorial?

Originally Posted by x509

I thought I could use the same USB created with the Media Creation tool, that I used to create a regular Win 10 installation. But I'm missing something, because I can't get the VM to recognize that USB drive.

You can't really use USB drives like that with Hyper-V. You should instead use an ISO image, which you can assign to the VM as a CD-Rom.

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Hey everyone. I've tried to research this and I just dont know what it's talking about. I e-mailed a simple game to a friend I work with. When she tries to open it she gets the message "The Microsoft Virtual Machine does not support this application
No Such interface supported"

Any ideas?
[Edited by bcon76 on 06-14-2001 at 04:50 PM]

A:The Microsoft Virtual Machine does not support this application

Assuming it works fine on any other PC I can only assume they have an older version of VM. Assuming they at least have InternetExplorer 4.01 or better, have them go here and download the most recent version of VM. Then run it to install it. <a href=http://www.microsoft.com/java/vm/dl_vm40.htm> MS VM</a>

BTW, before they download it, have them check their current version number of VM, Start>Programs>MSDos prompt, type in Jview and press enter. The version number is in the upper right hand corner of the DOS dialog box. If it's less than 5.00.3802 then they should update to the version I mention above.

See this to be sure they do have IE 4.01 or better. <a href=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q164/5/39.asp> What version of IE do I have?</a>

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I run Vista Home Premium and realize it is unsupported.

When I try to install Windows 95, I get an error message like "no DHCP or proxy DHCP was offered" or something. The disk is in, and yes I tried making the disk drive my primary controller.


A:Microsoft Virtual Machine 2007/Vista

if you want to run Windows 95 on Virtual PC 2007? The first thing to know is that it will still run, just without Virtual Machine Additions. The next thing to know is that if you take the Virtual Machine Additions from Virtual PC 2004 and install them on Windows 95 under Virtual PC 2007, it should work. Keep in mind that this is all unsupported.http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archi...windows-95.aspx

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My brother has a PC with Windows 10 and two Administrator Users:
#1 User: MS Account (the main one, used by my brother)
#2 User: Local Account (Secondary one, used by myself)

Since the login page is usually bypassed in this PC via netwizpl setup, none of us usually need to insert a password at startup, but after a Windows Update the login page reappeared, and my brother can't access his MS account any more because his password is not recognized.

Useful info

It's no keyboard issue: the keyboard layout is consistent with settings and we also checked the correct password spelling with the "eye" icon
Resetted MS password, but no joy: we have tried to reset the MS account password. The new password grants access to the MS account at https://login.live.com, but it's still useless when trying to login to Windows with the MS account.
All OK with the Local Account: the Local Account still grants login, and since it's an Administrator account it still allows access to the other account data.
Haven't done a Restore (yet): An obvious (but not necessarily effective) solution could be a Windows Restore. I'll probably try to Restore a previous System State if I don't find a better solution, but I'd prefer to understand the cause of this issue.


A:Windows 10 doesn't accept Microsoft Account password change

Have you gone into the MS account from the local account and changed to the new password?

I assume that your local account is of the Admin group, which should give you access to the MS account settings.

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I can't download, change or do any administration presses without password ,don't have it was never setup .What can I do .

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Windows cannot remove the password. Password and/or account policies require the account to have a password

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Hello Technet, 

I have a project who are wanting to add a schpiel/agreement that users agree to when changing their password. I have looked around and I am unable to find any information regarding a feature like this. 
I have advised that I don't think this is possible, though if by chance this is incorrect, I figured I would ask. 

What the user is wanting something simmilar to the below (excuse the crude edit)


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I never created an administrator account before I let my son take over my laptop, screw with the administrative accounts so I don't have one, and now I can't download software for my camera.

Now that I've been locked out of administrator accounts, how do I accomplish the installation and further more, how can I get my admin account back and thus regain control over my own machine?

Thank you!

A:changing user name and password on administrator account

We can't help you with this because we have no way to verify that you actually own this computer.

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Hello everyone,
I have had a Hotmail account for around 8 years now and it is the hub of all my Microsoft apps (Office, Facebook, Xbox, Windows Phone ..etc) but it has come to an unmanageable point. The e-mail address I have being using for this Hotmail account is linked to everything.
I would like to remove the Hotmail e-mail address I have so that I can have a new outlook account, starting afresh from the years of junk that has been accumulating uselessly in my e-mail. This of course affects everything, because even though as i don't use the Hotmail e-mail it lingers everywhere plaguing my notifications (continuous notifications on my laptop, phone ..etc).
So I would love to create a new Outlook account which I can use a working e-mail but also transfer all of my apps that I have from the Hotmail account (Office, Xbox live, Windows Phone..etc) to my new Outlook account. I've tried a few things but have been very cautious because I don't want to lose my apps, especially seeing as I have paid for things such as Office.
Please help because I am desperate to have a functional Microsoft account !
Many thanks

A:Changing my Primary Microsoft account e-mail

How to Change Microsoft Account Email Address

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I have been trying to install the Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter On Win 7 Professional  PC.
I have tried to uninstall and re-install the drivers.
Tried to update the drivers from windows Update.
Nothing works.
Request your help.
Warm regards,
Prashanth Jadhav

Prashanth Jadhav.

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I'm wondering if there is a way to change an Administrator account password or create a new administrator account without booting into the actual drive that Windows XP is on, but rather when the drive is accessed from externally (eg. USB). I know the original administrator password. Thanks.

A:Changing User Account Password Without Booting Into Drive

If you know the original password just log on and use the control panel. Also it is against the forum rules to discuss unautorised accsess to a system.

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When I first setup my Windows 8 (now 8.1) notebook I used an email address for my Microsoft Account that I now no longer want to have associated with this account.  This is the MS Account that I use to login to my notebook, Onedrive and Office
365 to manage the 5 installs that are provided.  In reading several MS forums, it now appears all you have to do to change your MS Account email (alias) is to set up a second alias, then move that to your primary alias. 

This sounds easy, but how does it affect your Onedrive and Office 365 installs that are linked to this.  I know the Onedrive and Office 365 setups use the MS Account also, so will they all just magically change too?  I'm just a little leery of
doing this and then finding my Office no longer works or I can no longer login to my notebook. 

Does anyone have experience with this and found it to work? 

A:Will changing primary alias in Microsoft Account affect use of Onedrive and Office 365?

Ok, guess I answered my own question.  I switched the Microsoft account off the Primary Alias and substituted my new email address for it.  When I turned the notebook on it of course still had the old email address showing, but allowed me to
login just fine.  After a few minutes I kept checking it by going on and off the lock screen where the email address is displayed and it changed by itself to the new email.  Also all the Apps and Windows store eventually updated to the new email
address.  The only thing that hasn't yet is Office programs such as Word and Excel.  They work fine and sync with the Onedrive still, but remain showing the old email address.  When I did the switch a dialog box came up and said it could take
48 hours for this to process through all applications, so not worried about that yet. 

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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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I am a 87 year old who had his first computer, a Commodore 64, in the early eighties and have enjoyed computers ever since, currently using WIndows 7.
Having just bought a smart 'phone, I find that I'm unable to buy apps for it unless I remember my Windows Live account password. The problem is that I must have chosen a password many years ago which I have never had to use and have therefore forgotten.
So the problem is resetting a forgotten password.
I spent literally hours yesterday complying and answering the same questions again and again, giving my second Email address, date of birth and location, mother's maiden name and the subject of my latest private Email,only to arrive back at the original log-on window. Microsoft once sent a temp. password for me to enter, which did not work.
The password reset file I made in a flash drive was a .psw file which crashed Word 2007, and didn't work.

It is obvious that many people have had the same problem with Microsoft.

Can anyone help?

A:Microsoft account password

Try this page:
Forgotten password and other sign-in problems - Windows Help

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I forgot the last password I put in my microsoft account.. so I can't sign in to my PC.anyone can help me please

A:forgot password in microsoft account

@beatheresa? Please use the following instructions to reset:    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/2b74d21c-ce0d-4a81-ad67-7cc5103a5f83/how-to-reset... Regards.

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I forgot the last password I put in my microsoft account.. so I can't sign in to my PC.anyone can help me please

A:forgot password in microsoft account

Hi, Double post. Please use:     http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/forgot-password-in-microsoft-acc... Thanks.

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Hey everyone So not long ago I changed my password to a touch screen password (making lines and shapes to access computer) and I have since tried logging back in but it has reset it to my original password, which I now don't remember. I tried calling customer support but apparently I'd have to pay for a service to actually reset my whole computer! Does anyone have any other solution than this? When I try clicking reset password a pop-up appears saying: (This feature requires removable media, such as a USB flash drive)Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Thanks All  I'm running windows 10

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I created a password for an MS account more than a year ago. Have not needed to use it until today. Installing an app. Can't remember it. Is there anyway to reset or recover a MS PW? How can I fix this, short of a brand new re-install?


A:Microsoft Account password problem

Hello Bill,

You can use step 5 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below to reset your Microsoft account password online at Microsoft. It'll then sync to your PC while it's online to change the password.

Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8

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Please Help me. First, sorry for my English. I have a big problem. stage: Windows 10, set to boot in safe mode (alternate shell) without network access. So, I forget my microsoft account password (usually i used my pin), how to get into the alternative shell or how to boot normally. ??

A:forget my microsoft account password

Hello Apalmero, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Luckily, you can use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below on any PC or device connected to the internet to reset your Microsoft account password.

Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

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Why is the password limited to 16 characters?
My main password is like 35 characters.
Btw I ask this because i was just wondering

A:A password question about microsoft account

35 characters it's not a password it's an encryption

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I was stuck in a loop booting to safe mode. My user account is attached to a LIVE logon and a PIN instead of password. I followed a guide on how to reset the password. I did that but was still blocked so I was able to create a new user. Now I am unable to log in with my account because it says RPC failure. I think that's because it's no longer able to connect to Microsoft.

How can I undo this and regain my access to that account?

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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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I want to have a Microsoft account linked to my computer, but I don't want to put in my Microsoft Account password when I log in (I either want a different password or no password), and I don't want to change the current password for the account.

Is this possible?

A:Change password for computer without changing Microsoft accont pw

Hello Perfectchaos, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Sorry, but if you want to use a Microsoft account instead of a local account, then you must enter the password for your Live ID account since that is used as your Microsoft account.

As a workaround, you could use the tutorial below to have Windows 8 sign in to your Microsoft account automatically at log on so you do not have to manually enter your password.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

Hope this helps,

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When Windows 8.1 is logged in to my Microsoft account, I'll have to use the same password as when I log in to my Outlook account. Unfortunately for me, I use a password manager to help me remind my passwords. The disadvantage of this is that my Microsoft Password is a random string of 16 characters. That is not something you want to type every time you log on to your pc. Is there any way to use a local password when logged in to your Microsoft account?

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I've always used local accounts with Windows. But recent events have had the need for me to use skydrive which required me to login. In fairness, I don't mind logging in and backing up settings etc, but instead of my profile saying my username, it will say my full name (I fixed this issue). But it also wants my microsoft password every single time. I've changed it to pin code for quickness, but removing it altogether would be good.
Any clues?

FYI, the netplwiz trick only works for local accounts, not microsoft ones.

A:Disable need 4 password on profile with Microsoft Account

Hello Darkstarr,

You can also set Windows to automatically sign in to your Microsoft account at startup if you like. Double check using the tutorial below to see if it may help.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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I do not like having to enter the same password of my E-mail to login on Windows 8, how can I turn off this?

A:How to login without entering a password? (Microsoft Account)

Originally Posted by JoaoDamaged

I do not like having to enter the same password of my E-mail to login on Windows 8, how can I turn off this?

I have to enter my damned password several times a day... really annoying.
Have you tried the netplwiz app to bypass needing a signature?
It does not work for me, but may for you...
Go to start.
type netplwiz and click on apps, see one listed, run that, UN check the box which says a password is needed.
That SHOULD do the trick but does not.

I think part of my problem is having 8 win8 systems at home, all with the same username... but you would think Wiindows 8 could allow a user like me to network with my own computers without having to deal with permissions etc... really irritating.


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New Windows 10 Home desktop. I put in Carol when it asked who would use the computer.
After a restart, it showed Carol and Welcome, then I could just click on it and use it. The only user was Carol and no password was needed. That was OK.

I set a system restore point, then I set up Cortana and it asked for my Microsoft Account and Password. I already had a Microsoft account, so I entered my name - Allen Bredt - and password.
Now there are 2 users, Carol and me. After a restart, it wants my name and password.
I can use System Restore to go back, but then what?

I want it to just give me the desktop with no sign on required.
Can you help me.

A:Microsoft Account Required Sign in and Password

Hello Allen,

It sounds like you switched your local account "Carol" to a Microsoft Account "Allen" while setting up Cortana.

If you like, you can keep using your Microsoft account and set Windows to automatically sign in to it at startup.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I have Windows 7 so had no idea how screwed up this could get. I've googled this for 3 hours and the simplest of answers will never be provided. No one seems to be able to think thoroughly on this.

My 90 yr old dad has a hosed PC. It now has his login screen associated with an email address. He can't remember the password and trying to reset it with live.com also doesn't work.

Here's what we have:

email-address-user (Microsoft account) with admin privileges
locked out

If one resets email-address-user's password via live.com, does THIS AFFECT POP3 access? Meaning, is this password reset only for logging into one's PC or is this reset password synched with the actual email server one uses to download their emails? This WOULD be a very valuable piece of information but no website deems it useful. My reason for asking is I don't want to reset his password and then have it such that he can't read his emails. And I'm not about to try to communicate over the phone what he would need to do to update his client email (or internet access) password.
To get to the desktop, I tried a ton of things but the only thing that worked was net user administrator /active:yes.

What I would like to do is "revert" the email-address-user from a Microsoft account to a local account. I'm 100% game to edit the registry 100 ways to Sunday. I've poked around googling and no one will provide the simple registry layout for a Microsoft account and a user account. It seems if I try ... Read more

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Yesterday I got a client's Lenovo Desktop 8.1 with a corrupted Microsoft Account Password only in the computer. The Microsoft Account signon is ok, just the computer has the issue with it.  I have worked on this problem for many hours, and with no success. The computer is a Lenovo Desktop with Windows 8.1 installed with an SSD and an HHD drive. There are no markings on the case to tell me model number. I also realized after awhile that you need to hold down the Shift Key when either powering off or restarting to insure a complete boot up.
1. My client apparently opened an email that messed up his computer. He contacted Microsoft and one of their technicians got into his computer. From that point on apparently the microsoft account signon password got corrupted only inside his computer. I can signon to his Microsoft Account, got microsoft to send me a code so I could reset his password. This worked on his account only. Still cannot logon to his computer - password failed - try again message.
2. I tried F1 - Bios, F12 - Boot Menu and cannot get past the CMOS password. Boot menu lets me past but cannot change anything - trying to change boot order so I can boot to Hirens. F1-Bios gives me a fatal error. I also tried F10 to change Boot from Standard to Legacy - F10 does not work on this Lenovo Desktop.
3. Pulled the Cmos battery for 30 minutes, put it back in and no change to the Bios password, still locked out of modifying anything related to boot order.... Read more

A:Microsoft Account Password in Win 8.1 Corrupted - Need a workaround

I am not sure how Microsoft got past the CMOS password. There should be a jumper allowing you to clear CMOS which would remove any password. With the CMOS battery removed hold down the power button for 30 seconds to remove any residual power.


The computer has SecureBoot enabled so no disk will boot even if you could get to the F12 boot menu.

Is there any sticker on the back of the computer?

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