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HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

Q: HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

my girlfriends dell 8.0 comp has crashed from gamer roomate using it on real nasty sites, i cleared 103 trojans, bugs, virus's and a keyloger (not kidding) with malwarebytes and other programs
(godbless you all) that i found here
 
this is about 5th time i have had to all but dump the hard drive, to get it to work again.
 
I want to change her passcode, because roomamte is
 
after looking forever i found the page in the her mechine that lets you do that with a interface with/to windows on net , they, using her on file e-address, sent a code that they want, I put code in but now it wants her ms account code,
 
 QUESTION 1....where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
 
QUESTION 2  she got a dell disc with comp, does that contain her ms programe 8, so i can just wipe mechine clean, we can't tell from the cover if its just dell junk or everything they put in and windows 8, and the mechine is still almost not usable, so i am afrade to try to play it
 
QUESTON 3...... I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows 8.1 For Free, is that for real from MS or junkware, cause this 8 program does not even have a start button, and is really
a lot of just distracting octupus options
 
thanks for your help folks, cause the google advice I got out there on net was less then usable, nor was it in stubid-ese which is my native languge
 
PS dell wants a lot of real money to answer these questions.
 
 
jimbotoo

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Preferred Solution: HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

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A: HELP FIND WINDOWS ACCOUNT CODE TO CHANGE PASSWORD

 
 
where do i find that MS account code to satisfy MS, is it in her computer some where?
It's normally sent as a text to whatever cell phone number associated with the account. 
 
Or a non-MS email address, if one was registered when creating the MS account. For example, mine can go to my AOL account if I want it to, say if the cellular service is down or I'm out of network range. 
 
It will be a 4 digit code. 
 

 
 
1. Get User password via Windows Password Hint
While you type a wrong password, the password hint will pop up below the password hint box. Based on password hint, you can think of origin password generally.
But the preconsideration is that you have set up password hint for user account password, when you are creating Windows system account and password. Besides, password hint had better can remind you and only you of forgotten password. The most important thing is that it couldn't like password, but has to be related to password.

As seen above, my password hint is email [email protected], and my Windows 8 login password is the same as the password of email. So when the password hint pops up, I could think of Windows login password instantly.
2. Get into computer with PIN code, and reset password for locked account
PIN code is a quick, convenient way to sign in to this PC by using a 4-digit code. If you have ever created one, this may be the simplest and most effective method for Windows 8 password reset. Totally two steps are needed.
Step 1: Sign in Windows 8 with PIN code
When you forgot your local account password in the login page, sign-in options is provided for you to choose. Click the Sign-in options, there are two options, Password and PIN. Choose PIN, and type in 4-digit code in the box. Then you can sign in to your computer successfully.

Step 2: Press Windows +X, and click on Command Prompt (Admin) and Yes.
Step 3: On the Command Prompt, type in:Net User <user name> <new password> and press Enter to reset a new password for Windows 8.

Command Prompt screen appears, input the words like the words in the red box, user name is iSunshare, new password is 12345, and then press Enter to complete the Windows password reset process.

 
 
Hope this of some assistance.
 
Unfortunately, I cannot go to recommending other tools, as first, these may not be allowed per BleepingComputer.com rules. 
 
And secondly, we have no 100% sure way of knowing whom this computer belongs to, which is why many forums forbids the posting of 3rd party password recovery tools. 
 
I hope that you understand the reasoning of this. 
 

 
QUESTON 3...... I am seeing net pages that say she can upgrade to windows 8.1 For Free, is that for real from MS or junkware, cause this 8 program does not even have a start button, and is really
a lot of just distracting octupus options 

 
It's legit, however you need to download all of the Windows 8.1 drivers first, save to Flash drive or external (or DVD), then upgrade & before running Windows Update, install the drivers, beginning with the chipset. It's best when downloading these drivers to create folders & name each to what the driver is for (e.g. Video), so there won't be confusion. 
 
Note that many Dell owners are having issues with Windows 8.1 upgrades, Usually over a minor detail, but nevertheless, it happens often. Be sure to create a Full drive image & have the recovery media (the set of 3 to 5 DVD's that's supposed to be created when new). Or a Recovery Drive, which requires a 16GB Flash drive. There is the option to copy the recovery partition onto it for fast recovery, much faster than the DVD's. 
 
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I have a Panasonic FZ1000 camera that is wi-fi capable. However, I'm having the worst time getting the PC and camera to pair, as have many others. One suggested workaround was to disable "Password protected sharing" in the control panel's Advanced Sharing Settings. However, windows won't let me do this because (to the best of my knowledge) I would first have to remove the password from my Guest user account. I have tried numerous times to do this, but unsuccessfully. Here's what's happening: I enter the Guest account using its proper pw. In the control panel, I get to the "remove your password" screen. Here there is a field asking for my current pw. I enter the pw used to gain access to the Guest account and get the message that "Windows cannot change the password." BTW, "Password protected sharing" can't be disabled in the Guest account, either. Help please.

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

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I want to change my account name from Administrator to my name. It seems pretty easy. Go to "User Accounts" and change the name. I can't. I can only:

-Change picture
-Create password
-Set up .Net passport

There is no Change name function.

I just installed WinXP 64 Bit SP2, if that has anything to do with it. This is probably one of those stupid things that is right infront of me but I can't see it. Thanks.
 

A:Change account name (can't find it!)

The Administrator account is a system account and shouldn't be used regularly. Renaming it, which isn't possible through normal channels, would only cause problems. Create another account and use that.
 

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I want to change my account name from Administrator to my name. It seems pretty easy. Go to "User Accounts" and change the name. I can't. I can only:

-Change picture
-Create password
-Set up .Net passport

There is no Change name function.

I just installed WinXP 64 Bit SP2, if that has anything to do with it. This is probably one of those stupid things that is right infront of me but I can't see it. I feel really silly asking this question.. Thanks.

A:Can't change account name (I can't find it!)

Just select the name in user accounts and hit the properties button. I think you can change it in there. If you have a problem maybe you are logged in as the account you are trying to change. You could always create a admin account with your name then delete the admin account. Or create a admin account different name, log in then change administrator to you name, relog in and then delete the temp admin account.

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So, while changing the settings on my admin account I lost my admin privileges. I managed to create a new admin account but the old account does not show up in user accounts. All my old files are there but I would like to get that account back if possible. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get the guest account back as an admin account?

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So, while changing the settings on my admin account I lost my admin privileges. I managed to create a new admin account but the old account does not show up in user accounts. All my old files are there but I would like to get that account back if possible. Does anyone have any advice as to how I can get the guest account back as an admin account?

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Upgraded to Win 10 and am trying to change my password. It was set by Win 10 without telling or informing me. Luckily, after several hours trying, I discovered it was one of my ancient passwords. Got thru change process when a code was to be sent. The code was not received, window shows below even though email correct.
Help us protect your account
If **REMOVED** matches the email address on your account, we'll send you a code.
Enter the code to help us verify your identity.

A:trying to change win 10 password, code not sent

Make sure the email did not go into your junk or spam folder where you might have missed it.

[Also note that it is not good practice to insert your actual email in the above post as you might end up getting even more spam.]

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I deleted my user account which was the administrative one and my guest account is administrative also. I didnt have a passoword for the guest account. Whenever i download something a screen comes up and it would show my account and the guest account and i would type in my password for it to approve and then it would do whatever so since i deleted my account i was going to create a new one and to do that, the screen came up and i tried everything for the password and nothing was it so now i cant download anything until i get the password or something so can someone please help me with this problem?. Thank you so much.

A:how to find out the password for my guest account

Guest accounts cannot be admin accounts.

When did you delete you user account - how long ago?

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On my PC I don't need to enter my Gmail PW every time as it is automatic so I don't remember it.
 
Logging into my laptop, after resetting it which has deleted all my apps and needs me to sign into Google but the PW which I have written down and used in the past is not recognised.
 
Another glitch is that my recovery email address was deleted a long time ago so no good. An option was to enter my library number which I did but got me no further. I have a user name but it is not asked for.
 
So if I can find out the PW which is working on my PC then I can use it on my laptop, yes?
 
Any advice please.
 
 

A:How can I find my Gmail account password on my PC?

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All,

I realized today that I do not have access to my system's "Administrator" account though happily I do have admin privileges in another user account. Using "net user administrator" I learned the Administrator account is not active but a password is required to to make any changes. Unfortunately I no longer have the Administrator account password.

Using the admin privileges in the user account can I change the password for the Administrator account. If yes, how?

Thanks.

mummyboy

A:How to change Administrator account password

I found the answer; run command prompt as administrator, change Administrator to active using 'net user Administrator /active:yes", then "net user administrator [new password]". Thanks for playing.

mb

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hi all,

i've recently formatted and re-installed Windows XP Pro SP2 on a RAID0 setup. nothing at all went wrong with the install and everything was working fine for about a week.

today however, i locked my desktop (WinKey + L) and went out. when i got back, i typed my password in to unlock the machine and was told that my password was incorrect, i tried the password a few more times (typed very carefully) but the computer kept giving the same error; 'incorrect password'.

to get around this i used 'administrator' and the admin password, which logged off 'mark' (which is my normal account with adminstrative rights) and took me back to the login screen. from here i logged into 'mark' with my normal password and got in first time.

i then tried to change the password of the acount 'mark' to something very simple like 'aaa' to see if it was human error on my part. so i opened Control Panel -> User Accounts and clicked change password. i typed the current password and entered a new password of 'aaa' and was presented with the same error as before; 'incorrect password'. i also tried Ctrl + Alt + Del and using the change password option but got the same error again (surprise surprise).

i've done a bit of searching (google and MS KB) but haven't found anything relevant or useful.

any help or advice would be massively appreciated!

thanks
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A:Cannot change password of an administrators account

try resetting the passwords by going to start -> run and typing compmgmt.msc and then click users and groups and find your user in there, right click and set password.

OR
try going to start -> run -> type "control userpasswords2" and reset your password in there

thanks
 

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Hi,
I have two user accounts "XYZ" administrator account and "PQR" Limited account. I logged into the XYZ administrator account and tried to change password, it was asking for my current password and new password...but finally I click "finished", it pops up window "password cannot be changed"....

Even I tried to enter into 'inbuilt' administrator account by pressing f8 on bootup but I cannot login into the administrator account as well

A:cannot change xp administrator account password

Hi Common,

Try the password again - I'm pretty sure that there is a 24 hour change timer in place in XP.

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Please help, I need 2 reset my pc 2 factory settings, but I don't know the pascode, I didn't change it or anything, I just never knew it, or knew how 2 obtain it....
 

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I have tried to change my password on Microsoft https://account.live.com but get this message:
You can't complete that task here
To continue, you need to go to your organization's web site.
Any advise?

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I hope someone can help.  I set up Win8 and used my Hotmail account.  I saved the password so that I would log in automatically.  Then, I changed the password to my Hotmail account, on the web, not through Win 8.
 
So, now, when I turn on the computer, the saved password is not the right one. Not a big deal, but "pesky".  Does anyone know where I can change the saved password?
 
I have found many articles regarding CHANGING the password.  I do not want to change my Hotmail password, I want to change the one that is STORED in Win 8.
 
Thanks in advance!

A:Change STORED User Account password

Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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I have forgot the Administrator password to the Administrator account. There are only two accounts, the Administrator and the Guest account. I am using the latter. Is there a way to recover or change the Administrator's password without actually being on the account?

A:Administrator Account Password Recovery or Change

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Dear all,
I am currently based in London. I have an issue with a staff's laptop based in Africa. We built the laptop and shipped it to them. As part of the build we put on our standard administrator account and then made a local account as they are not connected to our domain.

The user in this Africa office changed the local password of his account and now can't remember it therefore making the PC unable to be logged into. I do not want to tell him our administrator password because it's the same for all our PCs worldwide. I have researched many things to try and connect to the PC but it is now possible.

I have tried:

1. Browsing to the machine from another pc on the network using explroer and I can see the C Drive.
2. I tried running this command but I just keep getting error 1219: net use \\pcname\ipc$ /usercname\administrator *
3. RDP will not work, it just won't connect.
4. The PC I am using is Windows 8 home edition and not business which I notice is a problem as computer management does not have users and groups it appears. The remote pc is Windows 7 Enterperise.

So at the moment I just have a laptop that is stuck at the login screen.

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i got this computer from someone and i want to delete the other users and the admin..or make me the admin..however i can not do anything because i dont have the password for the adminastrator...i cant get into the bios without a password i cant even do a diskcheck..it just pops up with the name and wants a password..i cant delete any of the users nor can i add one..i am riding on the guest and unable to change anything or view anything...what can i do?

A:administrator account/password need to delete / change

Hello Sissyh20, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You'll need reset CMOS, and do a clean install of Windows for this.

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One week ago, I received a message from Amazon.com that an order had been returned and refunded. I thought that was strange since I hadn't returned anything...
 
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Ran by Benj (administrator) on ENTERPRISE-D on 10-02-2015 23:10:25
Running from C:\Users\Benj\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Benj (Available profiles: Benj)
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A:Amazon Account Hacked AFTER Password Change

UPDATE: I just paid a phone bill online, and the thing I described with the fan going to full happened. I did Ctrl-Alt-Delete and saw that Avast Service (32 Bit) was using 98.2% CPU!
 
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Every time I open my laptop, I have to put in my password even when it hasn't been shut down.

Is there a way to set it up where the only time I have to put in the password is after I've shut down or restarted it instead of putting it in after it's simply been closed? Or will I just have to remove the password all together?

A:Change User Account Password Settings?

Power Settings > Left side bar "Require a password on wakeup", then "Change settings that are currently unavailable", and now "Don't require a password"

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Years ago i signed up for a microsoft account and didn't do much with it. I've lost all way of getting it back not because anyone stole it but because i don't know what i put in for my information or password to get it back it could be anything. I would
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I've been given an old work PC (Windows 7 Pro) and I'm trying to remove the password for my user account. My account has admin status and as I understand it I need to disable the "Password must meet complexity requirements" under password policy but I don't have access. Here's what I see: http://i.imgur.com/ZwR5Be8.png

Does anyone know a way around this? I tried to log in on the Administrator account as well but it made no difference... Thanks!

A:Unable to change the Account Password Policy as an admin.

Hello and welcome furtwangler I have been using some old education department machines and sometimes you can find this info out in the BIOS - have you had a look it there.


I found that the machines I worked on were set up in a very convoluted manner too.

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Hello everyone! I am have a Pokmon Global Link account and I'm trying to change the password. What is the easiest way I can do this? Help would be much appreciated.
 

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A:Want group to enable administrator account but not change its password

Sorry, What is it you are asking?

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I must create a roughly a dozen LOCAL accounts on a MS Surface Pro 3 running Windows 8.1 that is shared in a workplace. The workplace has a Windows 2003 Server and a domain; the Surface is in the domain and known in the Active Directory.
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Hello.
 
So the issue was first brought to my mother's attention when she shared a link on Facebook that she didn't actually share. There were also 3 games/apps that she has never used on her account and she removed them. I helped her by checking login locations and someone had logged in from Denver, Colorado. We live in New Mexico. She changed her password and activated login alerts, and then an alert had said someone logged in from Denver, CO again just 20 minutes later. This made me extremely worried that maybe there was a keylogger or something on the computer, so I added 2 step verification for both the email she uses and Facebook, as well as changing the passwords again and logging out of all sessions. Now they both require a code from her physical phone which only she has access to. So far, things have been fine and there have been no more login attempts, however I am worried about the fact that they logged in after we had just changed the password to a new one. If there is something keeping track of what we type, I'm worried about using that laptop for anything else. We are on our own home wi-fi so I'm unsure how someone could have gotten it.
 
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A:Someone logging into my mother's Facebook account after password change

If a password has been compromised then it is a good idea to not only change the password but the secret word such as the name of your pet, etc.
to prevent someone who has learned that info and is able to just claim he has forgotten the password and receives a new one through the email.
 
If someone is accessing the account information such as the email address associated with the account it is a good idea to create a new email account
to replace the existing one once you have changed the password and secret word(s).
 
If the computer is using a router then make sure the router is secured and updated. How to secure your home wireless network router.
 
Use the programs below to scan for adware, clean up the computer and check for programs needing updating.
 
Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop.
Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the
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A:find bios password for dm4 hp pavillion code# 68459741

Hi, Try entering:     77531387 Regards, DP-K

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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In one small client installation  about 100 computers / 120 users , This happens on several windows 7 machines, I have read articles where this happens but from an untrusted domain.  This is all 1 small single site domain with a windows 2008 and
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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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How can I CHANGE 3 LICENCING CODE ON Windows on 2 licensing code of windows ?
I m from Russia.

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I found that once I upgraded to Windows 8.1 I had to use my Email account to Log In to my PC.
The User has to have a Windows Account (Mine is originally Hotmail - Live - Outlook).

I can not stand having the same Password and account info from my Email account the same as my PC.

I had to reinstall Windows 8 and then I was able to use a Personalized & Custom User Name & PC Password.

*This coincides with certain software I use when I install the same titles on multiple PCs. *(Serif - WebPlusX6 - I use a common User Name and file location).

***I will not tolerate having to be constricted to a Windows Account that makes me use the same password and user name for my Email Account and my PC.

*****Therefor, WINDOWS 8.1 is useless to me at this time.

P.S. I still get rapid boot times and custom features from Windows 8. *I assigned the Power Button where the old *Start button would be & pinned shortcuts to my task bar to navigate to apps I use frequently.

A:Seperate Windows Account, Email Password From PC Password

Hello Majestone, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You can sign in to Windows 8 with any "local account" or "Microsoft account" you want.

You do not have to setup a "Microsoft account" when installing or setting up Windows 8.1. A trick to this would be to temporarily disconnect the internet when you get to this point to then be able to setup a "Local account" instead.

If you want a Microsoft account, then you could have two Microsoft accounts, and use one to sign in to Windows 8 with and the other for your emails.

Either way, you could easily switch to a local account afterwards.
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
...or switch back to any Microsoft account you wanted instead.
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Our Windows 7 users are prompted when their passwords will expire in 14 Days, however They are not forced to change thier password before it expires. If the users ignore the expiration warning they can only get logged into the network after having the helpdesk
reset thier password.
Is there a way to force Windows 7 users to change thier passwords on the day it expires. Our WinXP users get the 14 day warning and are forced to change thier passwords on day 14.
I have the GPO configured to notifiy users when thier passwords will expire in 14 days
Thank you,
Glen

A:Windows 7 Expired Password - Recvd Warning prompts but not forced to change password

Hi,
 
After applying above settings, the user can change the password by default at the expire day. Please create a new domain profile and test the issue on several Windows
7 machines. Can the user be enforced to change password at expire day? If not, please refer to the following steps to collect the information for research.
 
1. On the DC, open GPMC, right-click Group Policy Results, choose Group Policy Results Wizard, follow the wizard to collect a Group Policy result for problematic
Windows 7 client.
 
2. On the Windows 7 machine where GPO failed to apply, please perform the following steps to collect log files:
 
a) Please add the specified registry key to enable group policy log (%windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log), and remove or rename it to disable group policy log after
collecting data. You may need to create the Diagnostics key if it is not there.
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics
 
Type: DWORD

Value: GPSvcDebugLevel

Data: 0x30002 (hexadecimal)
 
b) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpupdate /force”.

c) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpresult /v > gpr_win7.txt”, send me gpr_win7.txt file.

d) On the problematic Win7 machine, run command “eventvwr”, then expand to Applications and service logs -> Microsoft -> windows -> groupPolicy
-> Operational. Right-click on it and ... Read more

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I bought a new laptop and it arrived yesterday. It runs Windows 8.1
I tried to log into my microsoft account, but it kept coming up with the error code 0xd0000072 and said it wasn;t able to switch from my local account to my microsoft account.
After googling it, I tried different options, such as flushing out the proxy even though I don't run on proxy, I disabled McAfee to make sure it wasn't the firewall, I signed into live and removed all trusted devices, I tried downloading the troubleshooter,which
told me my problem was that I didn't have a Microsoft account - super helpful.
Nothing seems to be working.
I then went on to trying to make a new microsoft account, but the error code still came up after all that hassle too.  
I eventually called it a night and decided I could probably just get by without it, however, when I tried to download software to install my printer, it wouldn't let me because I cannot seem to log in to my Microsoft account. 
Can anyone help?

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Just got a new laptop with windows 8, not familiar at all with the OS, but accidentally misspelled the account name. Obviously, this has little impact on functionality, but I would like to change the name so any files I have from my other computer get put in the proper location without having to correct the username typo when switching back and forth. Basically, how can I go about changing the account name on my computer. There are no other users, I just set it up today. Thanks inadvance.

A:How to Change Account/User Name on Windows 8

Hello theIrishBAMF, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you would like to only change the display name of your account, then you could use an option in the tutorial below depending on if it's a local or Microsoft account.
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
If you wanted to change the name of your user profile folder (C:\User\(user-name), then The best way would be to create a new account with the name you wanted instead, and just delete the old account when finished. If this is a Microsoft account, then you would need to switch it to a local account before creating a new account since you will not be able to have two Microsoft accounts on the computer using the same email address.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello

My first Thread!

Basically, for some reason, my computer has divorced me and only allows Logon as a Guest. This of course means I do not have permissions to change almost everything because my Account on logging on is not part of the Administrator Group. I've tried several routes but none work including Safe Mode. I do not have permission to Create an Administrator Account, Restore the System or use the Administrative Tools in Control Panel. Control userpasswords2 doesn't work either. I can change the password for my Guest Login however. Any suggestions?

I thank you for taking the time to examine my query.

Windows XP SP2
Compaq Presario 2100CA
512Mb Ram - 80Gb HDD
1.8 Mhz
 

A:Windows XP -Can't Change Guest Account

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I have a personal account as well as a university account. In Windows 8.1, how do I switch from my personal account to my university account so that all my OneDrive for Business data is showing in Windows 8.1 instead of my personal OneDrive for consumer?

Thank you!

A:How to change OneDrive account in Windows 8.1?

Hello Charlie, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you needed to switch between the accounts often, then you might consider creating a new Microsoft account using your university address in Windows. This way you can easily switch between the user accounts in Windows as needed.

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I have laptop gifted to me, with a user name which I want to change.
I have the following steps in mind:
1. Create a new administrator account
2. Copy the profile from old username to new user.
3. Backup the entire registry.
4. Edit the exported .reg file to find and replace old user with new user.
5. Login as the new user.
6. Delete old user
7. Restore the new (edited) .reg

Would it work? If not, what other steps do I need to follow?

A:Change account user name in Windows 7

I would just create another user and delete the one that came on it.

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Can anyone help me to get rid of the message " this account is not using windows password, please create password for this user"?
This appears everytime I start up the computer. I do not want a password as there are multiple users for this computer.

Thanks!

A:this account is not using windows password

All you can do is disable all the security notifications by going to:

Control Panel ---> Security Center ---> Check This Computer Security Status

Then on the left hand side click on "Change The Way Security Center Alerts Me" and then click "Don't Notify Me and Don't Display The Icon".

I think that should work for the notification you are talking about.

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I enabled the administrator account.
When I log in I receive the following message:
"c:\windows\system32\config\systemprofile\desktop refers to a location that is unavailable."
I am under the impression that all files and folders are accessible to the administrator account. (the built in one that has to be enabled to be able to log in to it)

A:Administrator account: windows can't find profile

the admin account is hidden for security reasons it can only be enabled through admin tools

take ownership

Add Take Ownership Option Shortcut in Right Click Menu of Windows 7

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When I installed Windows 8.1 I miss typed the email account name, I typed name.man.co which dose not exist instead of name.msn.com.

Is the any way of change the email?

Walter

A:Change the email address of Windows 8.1 account

Yes you can in the setting > account

you can change your email there

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How do I go about changing my account associated with the Windows Store? It's an old account I don't use and have forgotten all the info about it.
 

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