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Q: getting updates without logging a Microsoft account

In short, can I get Windows 10 updates without logging a Microsoft account and not from a peer updated computer?

Here is a longer version of the question posted in the user account and family safety forum. I don't want to waste resources to post it here again.
local account/Microsoft account

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A: getting updates without logging a Microsoft account

You do not need a Microsoft account to get updates.

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Hi everyone, just want to say thanks in advance for your time and effort! These forums are invaluable.

I'm trying to do some troubleshooting for my (very senior) father. I must admit I have little to no experience with windows 10 as all of my machines run 7, so please forgive my confusion. I'll do my best to explain the problem and what I think happened!

A week ago he decided to upgrade their windows 7 desktop (older HP) to windows 10. When asked to log into the new OS instead of choosing a local account he must have chosen to use a Microsoft account (knowing that they use a Hotmail address). For some reason he entered their Hotmail address as ".com" instead of ".ca". I'm not sure how this is possible but in doing so he inadvertently created a new Hotmail account. The problem is that their machine is now stuck at the log in screen showing the wrong (newly created ".com") Hotmail address.

I can't find any way to change the log-in address or switch users etc. If i could simply change it to the correct ".ca" address I could get in as I have the password for that email account. As he's older he doesn't recall creating a new account or have any idea of what the new password would/could be. I've tried the proper password for the ".ca" account as he knows that one but it didn't work.

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A:Help logging in with incorrect microsoft account

Hello Tony, and welcome to Ten Forums.

This below may be able to help with your situation.

First, you could reset the password of the new Microsoft account online at Microsoft.

Password of User Account - Reset in Windows 10

Once finished, you should be able to sign in to the account on the computer once the new password syncs to it.

When you sign in, you can then create a new Microsoft account on the PC with his correct Microsoft account email address.

User Account - Add in Windows 10

Afterwards, delete the incorrect account.

User Account - Delete in Windows 10

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Can someone please explain the differences between using a local vs Live ID/Microsoft account to log into a W8.1 computer? Thank you.

A:8.1: Local acct vs Microsoft account for logging in

Hello pseudoware,

Basically this:

Local account = Same account as in previous versions of Windows. It's a local account as in that you can only sign in to that specific local PC with the account. You will not be able to use any modern apps (ex: SkyDrive, Store) that use Microsoft services that require to be signed in with a Microsoft account.

Microsoft account = This is like a roaming account. You sign in to Windows 8/8.1 with your email address and password. You could use the same Microsoft account to sign in to multiple Windows 8/8.1 PCs to have their settings synced on each PC. You will be able to open and use modern apps that use Microsoft services.
For more info, see also:

Microsoft Account - Sign up for and Create - Windows 7 Help ForumsUser Account - Add a New User in Windows 8
Hope this helps some,

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I would like to use some of the features that require you to log in with a Microsoft account rather than my own local administrator account. But when I did that, it totally changed my settings for my local account including desktop, etc. So I deleted the Microsoft account. I don't understand how to keep my local account settings when signing in with a Microsoft account. Can anyone shed some light on this please? Thank you.

A:Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco

Go to start -> Settings -> Accounts -> Sync your settings. Turn off sync settings.

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I would like to use some of the features that require you to log in with a Microsoft account rather than my own local administrator account. But when I did that, it totally changed my settings for my local account including desktop, etc. So I deleted the Microsoft account. I don't understand how to keep my local account settings when signing in with a Microsoft account. Can anyone shed some light on this please? Thank you.

A:Logging in with Microsoft account rather than local administrator acco

Go to start -> Settings -> Accounts -> Sync your settings. Turn off sync settings.

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Have tried multiple installations of iso 64bit everything goes fine till the option to switch log on to microsoft live account... that does not work and the option of doing this through control panel also does not work. Also microsoft updates does not work and activation does not work. However the browser is fine and allows me to browse normally except for example when i log onto skydrive to view pictures it gives me a certificate error and will not display pictures. I think for what ever reason this is some kind of proxy error but since i am using a standard internet connection i am not sure why? Any Ideas

Thanks to anybody that replies..........

A:installation ok till using updates,microsoft live account, and activat

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This morning I logged on my computer to see that only 12/36 of my shortcuts were displayed, as well as all of my user settings(such as my custom theme, hiding the PC Action Center, my keyboard back-light coloring, and my device drivers) reset/missing and my shortcuts on the action bar being unpinned. I wasted an hour+ trying all these broken shortcut fixes I looked up online(including restarting the explorer.exe, creating a .bat file that would delete the IconCache, booting up in safe mode, and numerous other potential fixes), none of which worked.
I just realized that for some reason, the desktop/account I am being shown is the Public account, not my personal/administrator account. Any time I log in to my personal account, I'm automatically greeted with only the public desktop/folders/etc. Going in my C:\Users\[MyName]\Desktop showed the appropriate programs/shortcuts being right there in the folders though.

Any help in fixing this issue would be greatly appreciated, as I'm simply out of ideas. I'm using Windows 64-bit, and I didn't download/run any system fixes or scans the previous day to trigger this event.
P.S. I didn't post my system specs because I doubt they'd help in this scenario.

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I recently created a second administrator account on my computer I decided to call it "The Guest" (it is not a guest account). When I created it through my primary administrator account I decided to make my admistrator files private. When I turn on my computer all I can log into at the login screen is The GuEst, I dont see administrator even when I log off or try to switch user.

I want my administrator account back!

Please Help and Thanks.

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I have 2 accounts on my home PC1 account is fine but when I try to log in on other account I get this:      "The user profile service failed the login"     "User profile cannot be loaded" How do I correct this?

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I've just created a new "standard user" account for myself for work-only. I created it following the usual steps in Vista "User Accounts." Once I'd created it I logged off. Then I was left with the welcoming screen and my accounts (two admin and one standard "work" account.) When I clicked on the new account it started loading and then said "logging off." I tried a few times and no change. It won't let me access it. The other two accounts work perfectly fine.

How do I fix this?

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I was trying to keep the kids off of my Admin. account, so in "Admin Tools","Computer Manager" I deleted one of the Admin. accounts. Not the one I login on regularly. Now when I try to login the Admin account, it denies my password. However, I can login my guest account. But as with any guest account I can do anything. Bios is password protected and I can't remember the password it's been so long ago. How do I get back into my Admin account? Can I use comand prompt to fix this? I have important work files I need. Thank you for any help you may have!

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This question is about social media and email accounts. Can simply logging to account (facebook,gmail.so on..) infect your device? Can the account itself get infected - i know about the spam apps, but this is easy to clear. Again, i am talking about simply logging in, not about opening emails or so on THanks 

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always surprises ...each one is new and wierder than the last.
..Three user accounts on this computer.
several times -[in two of the accounts]--after clicking "log on" the start screen did not display desktop or start button.
after total shut down and restart it worked.
.....On one ocasion the account desktop loaded fine, but five minutes later
desktop and start button went away and I couldn't shut the computer down.
I had to unplug it to make it shut down.

A:..Logging on to account Problem

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Ok guys, i have 4 accounts set up in OE:
2 Hotmail
My ISP address
and the other one thats currently causing the problem.

Its been fine until i attempted to send an email, and it wouldn't do so. To make it a bit more complicated, the account is a free tiscali one, address: [email protected] but i actually use it for the address that I've bought, address [email protected]

I'm now unable to log on to the account in OE, the log on window keeps popping up, as if i'm putting in something wrong. I can log in the the account at tiscali.co.uk, so I know the password, and the username is there as well, but perhaps this is not the right one? For OE, is it the full address, or just the name part that i would use? And would it be the tiscali, or the other one ([email protected])

Thanks in advance

A:Difficulties logging onto account in OE

Though your query is not too clear to me, I will try to answer. I think I have been able to guess your problem. You are trying to send mail from one account and not able to do so.

In OE, go to Tools > Accounts. Click on the particular troubling account and click on properties. Now click on the Servers tab. There you will find something called "My server requires authentication". Ensure that there is a tick mark next to it. Now click on the Settings button and select Use same settings as my incoming mail server. Click on Ok, Ok, Close.

Now try sending mail from that account.

Whether you use full email address or only the user name depends on your mail service proivder and not OE. But in most cases, it is the full email address.

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Everytime I try to log into hotmail on my computer it says "Cannot be found". I can log into my hotmail account on other computers, but not mine. I've deleted cookies, saved internet pages, etc... but that didn't fix it. It happens with IE and Netscape. My internet is provided by my apartment complex, its an HPNA connection. Just wondering if it might be something I can fix before I give the internet people a call.

A:What would keep me from logging into my hotmail account?

I have been having this same problem for3 months and just figured it out. Go to IP configuration and check your subnet mask. If the subnet mask is that is your problem. I released and renewed my IP configuration an am now able to log into hotmail. I am using a DSL connection with DirecTV DSL. I don't know if this will work with a dial-up.

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Well, I decided to create some new accounts on my PC with Windows. However, when I attempt to log on to them, I receive an error message saying " The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded". Are there any methods I could use to fix my problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much for your time and consideration!

A:Logging Onto Account Does Not Work.

See if this tutorial can help you: User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.

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Hi all, I am new here, and like most new people am looking for some help as I am bamboozled!

I play on a game called tribalwars - www.tirbalwars.co.uk

When logging in it shows which IP has logged in the last 20 times

After signing in, I leave the - keep me logged in button - on my work laptop.

However, I play on various different worlds in the game, so you need to choose which world it logs you into and all the IP logs are different dependant on the log in times on all the worlds.

The one I play the most has over the last few days/weeks, once a day at random times had a strange IP log in (and its when I am not online (once even when my laptop was logged off)

None of the other worlds has ever had this IP log into it

Now when I do an IP search it tells me this belongs to Trend Micro Incorporated

I know my work Laptop uses Trend Micro Security Agent

what I dont understand is, why if it has anything to do with this is this logging into my game?

(The only other possibily relevant point is within the game, I can open hundereds of links in a very short space of time, which inturn opens hundereds of internet pages and only on the world where this IP seems to log on)

Could it simply be some automatic Anti Virus check, due to the activity or does anyone have any ideas?

I changed the password yesterday and yet it happened again today

Many thanks


A:Strange IP logging into my Account

A quick update, I looked at my log for today and as well as the above IP these appear

Now I am in the UK and know my IP is routed through the UK

both of these are showing as japanese IP's belonging to Trend Micro Corp

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My XP system has several user accounts.

Over the past week, each time I arrive at the log on screen I type my user name and password as normal. However, instead of arriving at my usual customized desktop, it directs me to one that does not have my customizations or my usual 'My Documents' folder or any of the other icons I had there.

By navigating to the C:\Documents and Settings\user name folder, I can find the folder that contains my usual desktop folder and my documents folder, and I can access it that way. Everything from the desktop that it is now currently logging me onto is saved in a folder C:\Documents and Settings\TEMP.

Is there any way that I can redirect my computer, so that when I log in using my profile details, it will forward me back to my usual desktop, and not use this 'TEMP' folder. All of my email files and all other files are saved in the original one, and so I cannot access these correctly when it logs me in using the 'TEMP.'

I would appreciate any help.

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So I recently added a new system running x86 windows 7 to the network, and when I log out or shut down using a local account, everything works as it should. If I log on to one of the user domain accounts, however, these actions don't work. Instead, the start menu and icons disappear and I'm left with the desktop background indefinitely.

Unplugging the network cable and plugging it back in then makes the system proceed to regular log out / shut down procedures, but I'm not sure why... Any ideas on some setting that is mis-set?

Also, this only seems to happen the first time I attempt to log out or shut down since the last reboot. So, if I log in to a domain account and try to log out, it will do this "freeze". Then, I unplug the network cable and plug it back in, and then the system logs out of the account. If I then log back in and try to log out again, it will work fine. But if I reboot the machine, the problem returns.

A:Logging out of a Domain Account

So now I'm having this same issue arise on several new systems I'm installing to the system, so I must be doing something wrong. Anyone have any ideas at all?

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I just tryed to log into the guest account for the first time so this what happens.
Im at the log in screen i click the guest icon it begins to log in then it says saving your settings and im back at the logon screen. Never even see the desktop.

How can i get into it and make it usable.

A:Help with logging into guest account.

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This question is about social media and email accounts. Can simply logging to account (facebook,gmail.so on..) infect your device? Can the account itself get infected - i know about the spam apps, but this is easy to clear. Again, i am talking about simply logging in, not about opening emails or so on THanks 

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Is it possible to prevent a user from being able to use "Connect to a Microsoft account" from the OneDrive Settings under File Storage?
We are deploying Windows 8.1 Enterprise in a Corporate Environment and do not want to be able to connect Domain Accounts with Microsoft accounts.
I have applied the GPO Setting 
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Options > Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts = Users cant add or log on with Microsoft accounts
However this has not disabled the option to join a Microsoft Account from the OneDrive Settings. It has disabled the option from the Accounts settings however.
Any advise appreciated


A:Prevent connecting Microsoft account to Domain account from OneDrive settings

Hello Lee Bowman,
Based on my test, I use the following steps to block the Microsoft account:
1. Open Group Policy Management Editor
2. Go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options> Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts.
3. In the drop-down menu, select Users can?t add or log in with Microsoft accounts
After applying the Group policy , I still can?t use the OneDrive to add Microsoft account.
When I try to add the Microsoft account, I will get the following message.

Best regards,
Fangzhou CHENFangzhou CHEN
TechNet Community Support

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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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With Windows 8.1 Update 1, when I switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa, some dialog and confirmation/verification screen are displayed.

It is possbile to save the inserted data in this dialog screens and eliminate confirmation/verification screen in order to automate these procedures?



A:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or vice versa


I installed Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise 64-bit.

I created a local account and I changed the name displayed in the Start screen.

Then, by this account, I performed the procedure to switch to a Microsoft account.

I noticed that when, by this Microsoft account, I perform the procedure to switch back to the local account, the name displayed on the logon screen, it is to be returned to the original one (ie, the one of the directory of the local user profile). How come?

So, how do I make sure that, at the end of these procedures, the account name back to being what had been changed by me?



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Hi, I am tryin to add my windows 7 clients to windows 2008 server. I created the new user accoutns. I added the new user accounts to the domain and they added fine. ( first.lastname.domain).

Our network admin then change the domain account first.lastname.domain2

then went to local account 'firstname' and renamed it to match the domain went to log back in to domain account and it keeps logging me off without trying to burild my profile can any one help.

Any suggestions

A:Windows 7 keeps logging off Domain account

The only way i know of is to create new accounts tieing them to the new domain.

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I got an issue with my logging W8.1 account. When I log in it tells me that my password is incorrect and I should go to windows.live.com/refresh and I did. But when I change my password it tells me the same thing like it haven't even change nothing. I try using my W8 CD that I have and I did an automatic repair and it tells me this.

"Log File E:\WINDOWS\System32\Logfile\Srt\SrtTrail.txt"

At that point I try to change my way of solving this and I went to system restore. I choose the date time I want it to restore my system to see if that fixed anything, but nothing still. I know it has to be with my password or something with my account which is odd, because I never had to link my microsoft account with my PC (if that is the case) But at this point I am again clueless. I even try pressing the F8 when I restart my system to being able to access my computer in a safe mode but it doesn't do a thing.

P.s. Please help again :/ and thanks.

A:Issue logging Windows 8.1 account

Hello Leinad,

You might see if using step 5 in Option Two to reset your Microsoft account password may help to allow you to sign in to it in Windows 8.1 afterwards. Sometimes it may take a bit for the new password to sync with your account though.

Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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My wife gets this error message that says "security log full only admins can log in to fix it" when she logs into her account on my pc ... any ideas how to fix this please ?


A:security log full when logging in to an account

Are there events logged in there that have red Xs in them? If so, some action may be required.

To view the log:

In category view, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance, then click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management. Then click on security and view the events in the right-hand pane.
To configure the event viewer to overwrite older entries when the log is full:

Expand Event Viewer and then right-click the security log and click on "properties."
Under When maximum log size is reached, click the overwrite option that you want.

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I inherited a few websites to administer, and I'm trying to log into the account using Filezilla and Notepad++, but I cannot log in. My client kept giving me different usernames and passwords to try but to no avail. I did a dns lookup to find her hostname, which is the same one she gives me, so that is correct, but the usernames and passwords all don't work. I asked her to call her host to get the proper ftp info, and she wrote back today , and the info she gave me doesn't work. I am able to log on to other sites, so I don't think its my ftp programs. Is there something on my end that is preventing me from accessing her server account??

A:Problems logging onto FTP server account

I think its all down to the host and or your friend, not your system.

I am assuming your getting error messages from filzilla stating wrong user details etc ?
If not then it might be your firewall or AV. I think its just wrong user details atm.

Of course(without being patronising) you did enter the details accurately...caps if there, ZERO not NAUGHT etc ?
We all make schoolboy mistakes, especially me

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I need to login into a hidden administrator account on Windows 7.

There are a few complications.

1) The built-in administrator account is hidden, and as described below, I cannot elevate my privileges.

2) I created an administrator account, called "Secure," but it's completely invisible! By using an unsupported (and stupid) registry tweak, I have hidden the "Secure" account from view, such that even in UAC prompts, the "Secure" account isn't visible and I am unable to elevate my privileges. This means that I cannot get beyond any UAC prompt.

How can I either login or elevate to the hidden, built-in "Administrator" account or to the "Secure" administrator account that I created and then obscured through an unsupported registry hack?

Note that I cannot undo my changes to the registry that obscured the "Secure" account because I can't run regedit with the necessary privileges.

Note that due to my unsupported registry hacking, the "Secure" account does not appear on the login screen that displays at startup. I cannot login to the "Secure" account by selecting "Switch User."

I cannot find any way to access a Username/Password login prompt anywhere in Windows 7. I could login to the "Secure" account, if only I could access a username/password login prompt. I know the password for the "Secure" account -- I created it, after all!

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A:Logging in to a hidden administrator account?

To be clear, here's what happens when I get a UAC prompt with only hidden administrator accounts.

The UAC prompt appears on the darkened Secure Desktop screen. I am asked to type an administrator password and then click Yes.

But there is no password field! There is no username field! There's nowhere for me to type my credentials! I am unable to click "Yes," and my only option is to click "No" to cancel the UAC elevation.

This has effectively locked me out of any adminstrator actions, even though I know the username and password of the administrator account that I created.

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After several issues on my work PC and listening to "our" great tech support its even worse. I will get to that problem later but for now what ever they did has my XP pro making me log back on if it sits idle for a few minutes. I have searched here and tried the help on my pc but cannot find the answer. How do I keep it from having it log off after just a few minutes?

A:user account logging off to fast

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Hi everyone,

Ever since the last update of my Windows 7 system I have been experiencing problems with my user account. When I click on my account and enter the password, I get the message that the computer is "preparing the desktop" and afterward I see a neutral background and I get the message that I have been logged into a temporary account. In the beginning, I just had to restart my machine and I would still be correctly logged in to my own account after 2-3 attempts. However, yesterday it took me about 15 attempts before I finally logged in.

Does anyone have an idea what's wrong here? Since these problems have started, I have made a second admin account on my machine just to be sure that I can still log in. This second account does not show any problems: I can log in to this account without issues. It seems that my pc is experiencing problems in finding the specific files etc. of my own account then.

I have tried to use the system recovery option, but this did not solve the problem. My computer is only 5 months old.

I really hope someone can help me out. Many thanks in advance!

A:Problems with logging in to my user account

Sounds like a corrupted file. I've seen it happen a few times; the easiest and quickest option is simply to move your user's folders into a new user - just write over the ones already there.

You will still keep all your files and preferences and you can change your username to match your previous account. Then you can just delete the other account.

Couple of things to note: make sure you are viewing hidden files and folders so that it copies the app data folder as well - this contains your user data such as web preferences and things like that.

Also make sure you copy your user folders and paste them into the other user, you don't want to cut them and the computer crashes!

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Do I have to type password to log into windows each time that I'm using a 8.1 MS account?

Seems kind of annoying.

I used to rely on skydrive a LOT, but now it seems like:

1) You need to login via a MS account to use skydrive.

2) You need to type your password to your MS account each time you login to windows.

Can anyone specify?


A:Question about logging into windows 8.1 using MS account


Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup


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I've been getting BSOD for a while now. I bought my computer a couple of months ago. It was fine for the first couple of months but for the past couple of weeks, usually when I'm playing a game, I would get randomPage Fault in Nonpaged Area BSOD. Some days I dont get it at all but others a few times. Today out of nowhere I got it while browsing the web. Now every time I boot my computer and log in I get the BSOD. Restarted about a dozen times, same thing.

By no means am I a computer Wiz but I checked the hardware, it seems to be fine. Updated all drivers. Tried to even log into a different User. Used System restore. Nothing seems to fix it. I uploaded the file, would really appreciate the help. Please and thanks!

I have attached the files below

Edit: I restarted my computer a few times again and still getting BSOD but this time its a different message, IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL.

A:BSOD Whenever logging into User Account

The problem appears to be a driver. To ascertain the actual driver or if even this assumption is correct, try the driver verifier.

Driver Verifier
I'd suggest that you first backup your data and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Windows 7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because D... Read more

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Hi guys i'm having 2 problems with my laptop. And hope you can help me. I've tried to find a solution for the problems, but nothing helps me.First problem : When I turn off and then turn on the laptop (or just reboot), i'm waiting about 40 seconds to boot (that's OK)and then i get the windows log on screen (image - from google. Usually, after a few seconds, my desktop, sys tray, icons etc. will appear but from several weeks that's not what happens. After I write down my password, i'm seeing only the wallpaper and nothing else. It's like explorer.exe isn't running. But if i call the task manager (ctrl + alt + del) i can see that explorer.exe is running. And if i kill the process and start it again, nothing happens. The only way for me to log in normally is to select the "Log off" option from the task manager. When I do that (I forgot to say that the logging off process takes a lot more time then usual, like 3 min), and log on again, this time everything is loading - desktop, tray, icons etc.Second problem : From time to time I get a BSOD. The driver causing the problem is "viahduaa.sys". I've updated the drivers (not only this one - but every single one) and the problem still persists.I really hope you can help me!Thanks in advanceVictor

A:logging in user account problem

We need to know more about your BSODs...Download BlueScreenView (in Zip file)No installation required.Unzip downloaded file and double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program and When scanning is done, go to Edit > Select All.Then go to File > Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.Compliments of Broni

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After setting-up a hotmail account in windows live mail, I'm getting a PW error, but I can log into the hotmail account from the web with the same PW. Any solution here?

A:Bad password? logging into hotmail account from WLM

Hi Tipiford, access your Hotmail account settings & ensure POP is enabled.

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I installed Windows Visual Studio express 2012 this morning on my Windows 7 machine, just to try something, and immediately while it was installing, my screen suddenly logged off and went back to the login screen, which I usually have set to automatically log in at startup. It continued to do that if I don't use the pc for more than a minute or so.

I have already uninstalled Visual Studio Express because I won't be needing it, but my pc continues to log out and return to the login screen whenever I walk away from the pc for more than a minute. I also tried a system restore which I made before i installed Visual Studio, and although the restore went fine, the same thing still happens.

What can I do to stop this behavior? This never happened until just this morning when I installed Visual Studio, so it must have done something. Why does my pc keep logging out with inactivity?

A:Windows 7 keeps logging out my account with inactivity

Never mind - I figured out what was happening. I forgot I also installed a screensaver before visual studio, and for some reason, the screensaver changed my screensaver settings to 1 minute, and "On resume, display logon screen". It had nothing to do with Visual Studio.

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Hi. I was wondering if it was possible to log into the HomeGroupUser$ account on an XP computer connected to a 7 Computer that is part of a HomeGroup. I've tried entering the homegroup password with the username but it was denied.

A:Logging in HomeGroupUser$ Account from XP Computer

Hi Morality,

The short answer is no, Homegroup is a feature of WIndows 7 and up only. To connect to a PC using XP you will need to set up a WORKGROUP. Here's a tutorial for you: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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I started getting these errors yesterday. I tried a restore and nothing changed

A:some errors I receive while logging on to my account

Hi Warefare, i'm sure your pictures are very pretty but your error messages cannot be copy/pasted so most people will probably be irritated and move on to the next unanswered post.

Please type them into your post and i will have a look.

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Please sign out, then sign in to Outlook with the account you use to read your organization's email.

Please fix I am too get the same error.

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Hi, i created a new user account only last week and decided i would log into it again, this is only the 3rd time i've logged into this new user account, so it was ok last i accessed it.
After pressing the icon and xp login plays the tune, all that i am greeted with is a blank blue screen. I accessed task manager and logged off. Logged in my admin account and deleted the new account and created another, the same thing happened again, and again etc.
So cannot create a new account , anyone know why?


A:logging into new user admin account

When you login with a new account, go onto task manager and click the "Processes" tab. See if explorer.exe is running, if not, run a new task of "explorer".

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Asus laptop x555ln, Windows 8.1 64bit

Long story short, I had two password protected accounts named A and B (for convenience sake). A is suddenly no longer operable and always gets stuck in the welcome screen and ends up in a force shut down. B on the other hand works just fine. I attempted a lot of solutions to fix A. One of which is I disabled A's password via B's admin privileges. BIG MISTAKE. Everytime I boot up, it now automatically logs on to A which is practically useless. Now I can't access B as I'm stuck in A's welcome screen.

I've pretty much exhausted every option in the recovery disk except system refresh and reset. If only the system doesn't automatically log into A, I can just select B and move on from this problem, without having to nuke my programs.

Does anyone know how I can access B in this situation? We just need to disable the autologin.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Can I disable autologin without logging into an account?

Have you tried ...
Whilst logged in as A ...
Right Click on the Start Button
Click on Shut Down or Sign Out
Sign Out
Log back in as B and use the Accounts - family - Others to remove the A account

These instructions are from Windows 10 but 8 and 8.1 are similar

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Please help i have not been able to login to myspace account.I thought it was just my computer but i can't log in from anywhere.The home page acts like it is gonna go there but then redirects me to sign in again.My profile is still there and i can log in everywhere else.Please someone help me out.

A:Problems logging in to my myspace account

i can't log in from anywhere.My profile is still there and i can log in everywhere else.That contradicts itself. It is possible that your account has gotten hacked. Whenever it redirects you to log in again, it is because you entered an invalid email or password. Try resetting your password.

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Hi, I'm running Windows XP, and I've been having a particularly annoying problem with it. Every time someone is on an account on the computer the Internet works fine, then when that account is logged off and then another account is logged on the Internet no longer works, I have FireFox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer; and none of them work after this log off then log on sequence. The only way to fix the problem is to re-start the computer instead of logging off and then logging on to the new account when the computer reboots. This problem doesn't seem computer threatening at the moment but it is very annoying and I would really like to have this problem dealth with. Thanks in advanced for any help .

A:Internet Problem due to Logging Off then On A Different Account

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