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Microsoft Account Required Sign in and Password

Q: Microsoft Account Required Sign in and Password

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.
Allen

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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 currently do not sign in to Win 8 with a Microsoft account. What are the advantages/disadvantages of signing in with a Microsoft account?

Thanks

EDIT:
Actually to clarify this, I do know what the advantages of signing in with MS account are. So I guess what I am asking here is what are the downsides? Any privacy issues perhaps?

A:Sign in with Microsoft account?

I will say the major problem will be if you use your Hotmail account and you have a non secure password and someone get it and change the password of your Hotmail account, blocking your access to your PC, Tablet and Phone. For sure I will create another regular account with admin rights just in case.

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So, i came to this forum looking for other people, who may have ran into my problem.
I only found one other post, with no replies so...
Like the title says, i can't sign into a microsoft account.
it quite literally won't let me, and i'm not even joking about that.
I went to change from a Local account to a microsoft account, hit the "Sign in with a microsoft account instead" button, to be greeted with... this.
I thought, "Odd but okay... lets just google it"
To my avail, i found a post on the windows site with the same problem, turned out the guy/girl who had the problem, turned off Internet explorer... Which i did as well, i turned it back on...
No problem, Go to change it again... and same thing.
Honestly, all i want to do is get rid of the retarded Windows Game Bar...
You may be asking why... Because every time the thing pops up, in battlefield... Not any other games, Just Battlefield, It causes it to crash, wether it's just the game or the PC that crashes with it... I'm tired of it, and i've yet to find a solution.
Oh, and one other thing, i went directly to the source of the Game Bar(Xbox App), hit sign in, i get farther than the "Account Settings" crap, and still get greeted by this screen.
I hit Ok, and it shows the "Sign in" button, with an error code at the bottom of the xbox app screen, 0X3FB.
Yet googling this error code has not helped at all.
I'm out of idea's at this point, and i've about had it with Microsoft and their r... Read more

A:Trying to sign into a microsoft account get's me nowhere.

Originally Posted by Jokerzwild


So, i came to this forum looking for other people, who may have ran into my problem.
I only found one other post, with no replies so...
Like the title says, i can't sign into a microsoft account.
it quite literally won't let me, and i'm not even joking about that.
I went to change from a Local account to a microsoft account, hit the "Sign in with a microsoft account instead" button, to be greeted with... this.
I thought, "Odd but okay... lets just google it"
To my avail, i found a post on the windows site with the same problem, turned out the guy/girl who had the problem, turned off Internet explorer... Which i did as well, i turned it back on...
No problem, Go to change it again... and same thing.
Honestly, all i want to do is get rid of the retarded Windows Game Bar...
You may be asking why... Because every time the thing pops up, in battlefield... Not any other games, Just Battlefield, It causes it to crash, wether it's just the game or the PC that crashes with it... I'm tired of it, and i've yet to find a solution.
Oh, and one other thing, i went directly to the source of the Game Bar(Xbox App), hit sign in, i get farther than the "Account Settings" crap, and still get greeted by this screen.
I hit Ok, and it shows the "Sign in" button, with an error code at the bottom of the xbox app screen, 0X3FB.
Yet googling this error code has not helped at all.
I'm out of idea's at this point... Read more

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I am using Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 9879. I have had an ongoing problem that I cannot resolve with Microsoft or anyone else up to now. I always receive "your account has been disabled due to too many invalid login attempts..."

I have tried to reset my Microsoft Account a thousand times. I am always denied, even though I have confirmation that my password has been changed. I have used at least three different email addresses for my Microsoft Account. I cannot sign in.

I see a popup at startup that OneDrive has been detected. I cannot login to OneDrive due to the problem I've outlined above.

At the least, I would like to disable OneDrive, but cannot find a way.

While browsing the Microsoft Technet forums, I noticed I am not the only one having this problem. If I try to ask Microsoft Online Technical Support, I am merely brought back to the Microsoft Account login screen.

Can anyone help?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows Technical Preview, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3582 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238471 MB, Free - 195971 MB; D: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 233750 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., P35-DS3L
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled Note: Windows Defender is NOT disabled.
 

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​Hi,
Everytime I try to sign in to my Microsoft account.. The box comes and goes in a split second.. I cant even see it properly..
I cant login.. Which means I cant play games..

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Everytime I try to sign into my microsoft account it asks for a Windows password which I don't have. It says "if you don't have a windows password, leave the ox blank and click next", however if I do this it doesn't let me progress and I'm just stuck on that page now. Please could someone help me?

A:I Can't sign into my microsoft account

Hi, Please try:    https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/24749d13-a7ec-4aa7-a067-9fc74c16d8d2/to-change-yo... You can use local account to logon your machine      https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/5de907f1-f8ba-4fd9-a89d-efd23fee918c/create-a-loc... Regards. 

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In the settings I have an old email address I need to change the one on administrator (there is a screenshot attached). I want to remove that email address (under Administrator) because I already deleted that email on gmail months ago. I have a new email signed in on microsoft account but that is not working because there is always a new notification from microsoft account to fix that and sign in (there is a circle red x). I have no idea how to fix this I tried signing many times and changing forgotten passwords but they all never worked.

A:Microsoft Account sign-in again

Hello Chito, and welcome to Ten Forums.

First, double check to make sure that the new email address is the primary alias for your Microsoft account.

Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

Restart the computer. If the new address doesn't show, then switch to a local account, then switch back to your Microsoft account to toggle it.

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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I'm getting crazy.
I cannot "sign in" to my Microsoft account ([email protected]) from the programs and the store.
For example, if I open Word 2013, and if I try to sign in I can input my email, then my password. Then I don't receive any message but I neither sign in too.
Same thing for other programs that require to sign in (SkyDrive, Exce, OneNote...).
Same thing for the Windows Store.

The account credential are ok and I can sign in to my account from, say, a browser. I can also check my email with my email client program.

The crazy thing is that sometimes (sporadically) the "sign in" attempt succeeds and I can sign also from within those programs in (as I should do always).

I don't want to re-install W8 or make a refresh. I've already done that and I lost all my program settings (about 60 programs). It took a whole day to restore my system completely but the problem wasn't solved.

I'm using a local account (with admin privileges) with no password set.
If I try to change my user account type and switch to a microsoft account I can insert the microsoft account and the password, but at the last stage ("You have almost finished changing your account...") after I press the "Finish" button, I receive a "very nice" error message:"We are sorry but something went wrong. Your account wasn't changed to this Microsoft account.
Code:0xd0070005"

What really gets me crazy is that in rare occasions I can sign in (say from... Read more

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Just installed Windows 8 pro upgrade. I had previously set up Windows 7 so that I would not have to sign in. That carried over to windows 8 but I had to setup a Microsoft account and I am required to sign into that at startup. Any way to automate the sign in or have I missed a checkbox somewhere.

A:microsoft account sign in

Hello bicycle, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to set Windows 8 to sign in to you Microsoft account automatically at startup.

Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup

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Just got a laptop with Windows 8. When I went through setup, I went ahead and entered a Hotmail address to sign in with that. Now, I regret doing so and want to get rid of it and not have to use an account or password to get onto my computer. There are a few reasons I want to stop having to sign in using an account, and none of the advantages are of interest to me (the syncing, etc).

I searched around Windows Help and googled for answers of how to get rid of the need to sign in with an account and just be able to turn the dang computer on, but came up empty. Would sure appreciate knowing how.

Thanks so much for help!

A:No Longer Want to Sign In Using Microsoft Account

Welcome to EightForums.

Take a look at those tutorials:

Microsoft Accounts - Allow or Block in Windows 8
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
User Account Name - Change in Windows 8
Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8

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They only got to the challenge question and no further. What should I do ? I changed my password immediately.

Should I close the account ?
 

A:Someone tried to sign in to my Microsoft Live account

You don't need to close your account. Just create another strong password. It doesn't even need to be something you could easily remember. Write it down or use LastPass or something so that you don't have to spend all day typing it in / remembering it.
 

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My original email address has been hacked into and I can't access my Microsoft account due to a suspect that has either changed my password, or deleted my account. I'm looking for an alternative to change the email address for my Microsoft account as I currently have a new email address in use. In hindsight, I've tried the local switch thing and created a whole new user but I can't transfer applications across to my current email address/Microsoft account as the password for the previous Microsoft account is corrupted - no access. Sorry if I repeat myself but I've tried other forums and help-sites but they still don't apply to my significant needs.

If there is any way I can change my Microsoft account's email address without signing in/placing in password, please comment below.

Cheers.

A:Corrupt Microsoft Account Sign In

I would contact Microsoft. Recently, I had an email from MS indicating they suspected someone had tried to hack my account and that I needed to change my password, I was able to log into my account and change it, luckily. However, in your case, I think MS should know about this and help you.

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  It says I have to wait on security information.
When I type in security code.
It only allows me to go to a basic account information.
what has happened?
why can't I just sign in as usual?

I went through steps for new security code.
I am still unable to sign in.

A:Please help. I am unable to sign into Microsoft account. I

Hi,
Could you sign in your Microsoft account from below website?
https://login.live.com/
If it says the same message, please ask in Windows Live forum for help better:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook_com/forum/oaccount?sort=lastreplydate&dir=desc&tab=Threads&status=&mod=&modAge=&advFil=&postedAfter=&postedBefore=&threadType=All&tm=1406196713134Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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New installation of Windows 8 Pro on a new build. When I try to change my sign-in to a PIN, Windows reports that an "Error prevented capture of your PIN. Try again later." (or words to that effect.)  Of course, "later" never comes.
Any suggestions?

A:Change Microsoft Account Sign-in to a PIN

Hi,
Please ensure the computer has installed all necessary updates. If the issue persists, please try the following command.
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth


Niki Han
TechNet Community Support




I assume I'd have to do a system Restore after that command.  I think I'll wait for Windows 8.1 and do a reinstall then.

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When I first setup my PC I used my MS account to login. The account name was an email address from cox.net. However shortly thereafter I changed to a local account. A few months ago I changed the account name to a Gmail address in anticipation of changing my internet provider but I've continued using a local account to login to windows, I've never used the Gmail login name.

Today I wanted to look at the extensions that were available for Edge, so I needed to sign into the Store but the login box was prepopulated with the old account name from cox.net. I assume that I should go to setting, select Email & App Accounts and select the add an account button and add the MS account that uses my Gmail name, correct?

After I do then then how can a delete the old, inactive account with the cox.net user name?

I think my error is confusing the account name which may or may not be an email address with the actual email address used for communication about the account, correct?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Microsoft Account Sign In Question

Hello SoFine409,

You should be able to add the Gmail address as an alias to your Microsoft account.

Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

Afterwards, make the Gmail address your primary alias.

Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

You can then remove your Cox address as an alias if you like.

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Hello everyone!

I'm not sure if this is the correct forum,,but here is my concern. I bought a new dell laptop with 8.1 installed. I originally started this PC sign in process with my Hotmail account password. I do not want to sign in with my microsoft account every time, just to access my computer. I don't even know what my password is,,i use a password manager with 20 digits. I don't want to have to access another device to see what that password is every time i sign onto my laptop.

Ideally, if windows is trying to emulate the touch market as well as pc,,i would want the same login as my tablet and have a pattern password.

Any suggestions?? Thank you

A:How can i bypass the microsoft account sign in and still h

right charm > pc settings > accounts > switch to local account

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

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I am getting a Windows 8 tablet and want to set up Gmail on the Windows 8 mail app. I don't have a Microsoft account.

Should I sign up for a MS account using a Hotmail address, or using my Gmail address? Could someone tell me the advantage in using a Hotmail address in order to access my Gmail. What are the pros & cons?

I'd like to be able to view/send email but not download it onto my tablet, as I use Live Mail on my main PC and want all my downloaded email on that computer.

Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows 8 Mail and Microsoft Account sign up

AFAIK the only way to view/send email without downloading it, is through a browser...

Just me 2?

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what are the pro and cons of signing in to windows using microsoft account

A:Pro & Cons of Sign in to Windows 8 using Microsoft account

I don't know of any real cons,,,,

The Pro's are numerous....

Although this really only works in IE.....
Access to OneDrive without having to log in
Access to your Address book, Outlook Online and numerous other Office On-line apps without having to log in.

System stuff....

Sync Settings and Passwords, themes (colors, backgrounds, etc,) and other things (IE Favorits and Tabs) across devices.
App Settings, such as a list of apps you have installed from the store.
So, say you install Solitaire on your Laptop when you are somewhere else
You come home and want it on your Desktop (or other device)
Log in, and the icon will be there,, click it and it will install without you having to search for it.
Some App settings will transfer across devices as well.

If you use Office 2013, it will stay logged in and you can sync docs, and OneNote across devices as well.

There might even be other stuff I am not mentioning.

But soon, as Universal Apps gain momentum and
now that MS has acquired GreenButton and they will incorporate that tech into Azure
We will see even more apps and data for MS Devices that will sync Across Devices (WP, xBox, Desktop, Tablet, Laptop).

These next couple of years are going to be pretty exciting.
I am actually on board with what MS is doing right now. I was against cloud services,, but for now,, things are fine.
I would recommend encrypting financial and personal data if you are going to store on OneDrive, DropBox, etc. as in any cl... Read more

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The 'recent credentials sign in' message popped up in my laptop action centre.
Nothing had been changed.
So I signed into my Ms Account to the credential section.
The email address in the drop down list was not current. The address was changed Jan 2015 and gmail has been in use on the laptop since that date. So my choice was to click on 'nothing applies' and do the next steps.
The sign in required an alternate email address. Fortunately I have one handy. This security routine has a 30 day wait period.
Now I have found the tutorial 37536 illustrating deleting extra accounts but I don't think I can do this because the security section is not available for 30 days. I had no idea this control panel item was available but only the tutorial informed what could be done with this data.
It is amazing that 1.5 yr has gone by and the old email is still in there as a credential. I suppose after 30 days I can delete the hurontel address. I found it odd that the old email address was on the drop down list for a contact. Its a dead end address.
Now that I have made the credential 'visit' can I assume the hurontel address is gone from MS records and I can delete it in the control panel credential section and not have to sign back into the MSAccount credential section because the correct address is listed?

A:Your Microsoft account needs you to sign in again-recent credentials

Hello Rose,

If you have the correct email address showing for your account in Settings -> Accounts -> Your info, then you should be fine to delete the credential for the hurontel address.

Click here to enter your most recent credential - Fix in Windows 10

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Hello, I'm using Windows 10 Pro version 64 bit and recently I'm aware that my taskbar and start menu doesn't work and I tired creating a new local account and it solve my problems. But now I have another question to ask about this, first I cannot sign into my Microsoft account at the Settings > Accounts. After typing in my email and password, Windows ask for old password and so I provided the password yet it says "Oops something went wrong. Whatever happened it was probably our fault."

Although creating an account does fix it , I was wondering since I created an account, I need to copy all my stuff like my desktop icons and so on to another account right? All these files wont be sync correct? So data like "AppData" , Itunes Music and so on will not be at the new account if I didn't transfer them to another account?

Is there any way to transfer all data to another account or is there any fixes for the taskbar and start menu?
I tried DISM and sfc /scannow , everything is not working, it has error saying iIndows Resource Protection c could not perform the requested operation.

Thanks in advance.

A:Oops Something went wrong. Cannot sign in to Microsoft account.

Bump, anyone?

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Hi - I hope this is the right place for this, I did not see a Windows 8 Phone forum...

I have an HTC PMM23300 phone on TMobile. I've been trying for weeks to get it to sign in to my Microsoft account. But whenever I try, it tells me "Can't Connect. We're having a problem signing in. Make sure you have good reception. If you do, the problem may be on the other end. Wait a little while and try again."

Well... I've certainly tried waiting. I've tried resetting the phone. I've tried resetting the phone to factory settings in case it is in a "bad state" as Microsoft suggests... but still no go. It does it on WiFi and on cell data.

Anyone have any suggestions to help? I like the phone, but I'm ready to get rid of it and go back to an iPhone... things shouldn't be this hard.

Thanks in advance!

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Hey,

I had a problem earlier with certain folders not opening. I've now found out that it's the microsoft account sign-in assistant service. When it is enabled, I can't access the folders (D:\ drive and Music folder on my desktop) and Windows store and games are unable to log in, they just remain at the loading screen forever. When I disable it, the folders work but the store and games apps say "Can't sign in, try again later".

So I'm stuck here with no access to the store or any of my apps that require a log-in.

Is there a way to fix the sign-in assistant without doing a refresh? I've done a refresh a few months ago and I'm not willing to go through it again (hundreds of programs and games installed already).

Please advise!

A:Microsoft account sign-in assistant broken

Hello, martinlink. I see you're having a lot of problems. Is your install an upgrade?

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Someone Help Me??? During the Local account changing process(From Microsoft Account). I have changed my username from existing one to new one and i leave the password fields as empty. After the completing the process. i restarted my laptop and i try to re-login. Now password required to Login. Kindly help us to further proceed.

A:Local Account - Password Required

Hello and welcome!

If you left the password field empty then you simply need to hit enter instead of typing anything in the password box.

I am assuming you converted your Microsoft account to a local one by clicking on "Sign in with a local account instead" in Settings -> Accounts. If you did it in some other way perhaps you can explain.

Do you see any other user accounts showing up bottom left when you try to login?

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Upon first use, daughter inadvertently entered an incorrect Hotmail address (.com instead of .co.uk) as the primary sign in. Also there is an incorrect back up Gmail address (not an e-mail account registered to her) for this incorrect Hotmail  account. Consequently neither of these accounts can be accessed, as they are not hers and we do not have the passwords. How can she change the e-mail address for sign in/admin to her correct e-mail address? Thankfully, she also used a pin number option, which does work, but we want to clear up the e-mail account issues. Thank you

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Hello all,
 
I recently upgraded my mother's computer to 8.1 from 8. I'm a tech that's been working on PCs a long time and this one has me puzzled. And Microsoft Tier 2 Phone Support had no clue. I called them and they sent me to the higher level and basically he couldn't figure it out.
 
After I upgraded I noticed that Windows Live Mail (her preferred email desktop application) wouldn't open saying it was out of memory. I did some research and I found out it was the sign in service not being started. Well I started it and of course it loaded like a champ.
 
But every time we close the app for very long at all, the service completely stops again. I've set the service to default startup (for that one it's Manual/Trigger Start) and that didn't make any difference. Also changing the user account between local and MS account made no difference. I believe I did try a new user entirely as well.
 
The computer is fine otherwise. I'm afraid I'm going to have to do a refresh but thought I'd ask if anyone has any other suggestions. It's the weirdest thing I've ever encountered. If a refresh fails and I have to do a reset, I'm not going to be happy. She's a bit stubborn and insists on Live Mail, and hates me having to constantly open up services.msc and turn it back on all the time.
 
Thanks,
 
-techgeek88

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Is there a way to require a password whenever the UAC Box appears?

I'm wondering... Is there a way to force UAC to require a password anytime it pops up? I've been trying to increase security by using a non admin account, but that presents a problem. First of all, I can't use some programs due to inaccesible files. Not to mention I have to log into an admin account anytime that I want to do anything security related. I don't like to use the admin account because after the initial password, there is very little internal security other than a UAC box and even those are just Yes/No.

What I want seems to be a mix of the two, similar to the way user accounts work on OS X. Whenever I attempt to access something secure (ie. something that UAC would notify on) Windows should ask me for the administrative password. This way even if I'm on an admin account, I'd still need the password to access the feature, instead of just getting a worthless pop up that asks me whether I'd like to proceed.

Apparently in some installations, a standard user would be prompted by a password when trying to access something security related. On my computer, I just get an error and/or a dialog that says to log into an administrative account.

This is the type of prompt I want:

A:User Account Control: Password Required?

Hi,

Link applies to Vista UAC - have not tested if there are any major differences in 7.

Configuring and Disabling User Account Control

Hope this helps and regards

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Good Day Everyone

Hi I am David, this is my problem, I let someone setup my Laptop which has Windows 8.1 Installed on it, My Problem is I want to Identify if this guy enter an email address to create my local account, How can I Identify or change that in my laptop?
Or is it possible to create a local account in Windows 8.1 without adding an Microsoft Account on my Laptop, ?

I just discovered this scenario when my mother wants to have her own local account on my laptop, and I discovered that to be able to add another local account, it should have an email account

Please help guys, I am very new in Windows 8.1, I am just worried that someone is spying on me because he added an email address that I don't know, God Bless

I also attached a screenshot in my laptop, to help this problem to be solved, I hope someone can Identify if this local account already has an email address?

A:Windows 8.1 Microsoft Email Account Required

Hi David welcome to 8 Forums, You are using a local account otherwise it would show an Email address under your account name.

To add another local account, go to Other accounts and look on the bottom:

User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
Is this what you mean?

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I have uploaded Windows 10. To start, it is asking for my password and doesn't give me any option of password forgotten. How can I recover my password?

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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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Hello All,
 
           I am posting this here because it appears that we are back in "high season" for the Microsoft Impersonation Scam.  I've recently had a relative get scammed, and although she "cut things off" in mid-scam it was too late and the damage had been done.
 
           These folks exploit a little known feature in Windows (going way back, at least to XP) where they make the machine insist on the entry of a password that's unknown to you before Windows will continue booting.   Even if you guess one of the common ones they use, "1234", no one wants this stuff hanging around on their computers.
 
           None of the typical software packages (e.g., Malwarebytes) can remove this because you have to be able to boot into Windows itself in order to run it.  I'm not even sure it will remove it if you do happen to guess the correct password to allow the system to boot.  I have a tech support request in with Malwarebytes about this and will report back with what I learn.
 
           There is, however, a remarkably simple way to fix this.   I take no credit for having come up with this.  The solution was originally posted by forum participant ghostrlb in post #14 on a thread entitled, This computer is configured... Read more

A:Microsoft Impersonation Scam - Fixing password required before Windows boots

We appreciate your thoughtful comments and taking the time to express your sentiments to the Bleeping Computer community.

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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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Hey there! So I've seen many posts on this kind of topic but none that have had the exact same issue that I'm having or none with solutions that seem to work for me so I'm deciding to post it here.

I recently was forced to create a new user account on my Windows 10 PC since old one got corrupted. This new one is a local account/administrator. When going to the account settings I then go to the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" option which works totally fine. I am asked to input the email of my Microsoft account and password. So far so good. After I do that I then encounter a screen that says "Sign in to this device using your Microsoft account". It asks me for my current Windows password one more time and says the next time I sign into windows I'll be using my Microsoft account password.
So I then enter my windows password and here is where the lovely screw up happens that says "Oops, something went wrong. Whatever happened, it was probably our fault. Please try again."

I've tried countless times and attempted to skip this page by clicking next and nothing. I can't use my Microsoft account at all on this computer it seems anymore. Anyone have some useful tips? I can post images of the entire process if needed in case something wasn't clear.

A:Cannot Sign in with Microsoft Account - "Oops Something went wrong"

I'm having the same problem exactly! Any ideas anyone?

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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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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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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?

Bill

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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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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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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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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When I "sign in using Microsoft account", I get a new user with that Microsoft account. I don't want a new user, I just want to connect the current user to my Microsoft account. Any idea how to fix this?

A:When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

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Its one of those security and maintenance alerts that pops up in the action center every time I restart. When I click it takes me to settings but I've already verified my ID so there doesn't seem to be anything to do. I'd appreciate any ideas...

A:Why does my user keep asking me to "sign into my microsoft account"?

Originally Posted by KeithJB


Its one of those security and maintenance alerts that pops up in the action center every time I restart. When I click it takes me to settings but I've already verified my ID so there doesn't seem to be anything to do. I'd appreciate any ideas...



Read this tutorial and Use option #1 If yours is set to ask for password, just un-check, and reboot.
Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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When I "sign in using Microsoft account", I get a new user with that Microsoft account. I don't want a new user, I just want to connect the current user to my Microsoft account. Any idea how to fix this?

A:When I "sign in using microsoft account", I get a new user.

Hello Marron,

Did you switch your local account to be a Microsoft account?

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10

Are you getting a user profile error like below when you try to sign in to your MS account?

You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix

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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.

http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/ht036531?tabName=Solutions

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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Basically as the title reads, how can I reset the password when I have two step verification turned on. I got to the website, please can't access my account. Select forgot my password but when I don't have access to the two step verification email I can not fill in the UE form or use any other proofs because TWO STEP verification blocks it. PLease help.

I am really sorry for opening a similar topic in another part of this wonderful forum.

A:How to reset password on a Microsoft Account with two step

Hello Snakebit, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below to reset your Microsoft account online on any computer. This way you area to type in the verification code sent to you via text, email, or phone call.

Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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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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