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

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

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.

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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
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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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​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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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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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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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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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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I'm getting crazy.
I cannot "sign in" to my Microsoft account (myrname@outlook.com) 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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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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I have a new pc which I have been in the process of setting up,
I have tried to sign in to my BBC account without success, I keep
getting a security warning saying I don't have a private connection ( I do),
I have no issues with any other sites,only with the BBC.
I believe Windows may have revoked the certificates for the site now,
so,my question is " how do I access the BBC iPlayer and sign in?".

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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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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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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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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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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 try to log in to a newly created user account, I get the message that says Welcome with the round twirly thing next to the account picture but it never gets past that. I have waited over 30 minutes for the profile to be created. The computer will not shutdown with the power button at this point either and requires a power-off.

There are currently three admin accounts on this machine with the guest account turned off. It has the same results whether I am creating is an admin account or if it is attached to a Microsoft account.

edit: I don't get a timeout or error message or anything. Just the twirly thing with a Welcome message.

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I am using windows 7 without any problems but this morning I have been unable to access my hotmail account. I have tried to log-in on windows live and the page will not open. Yahoo accounts are working ok.

Each time I open a page an error on Web page may cause it to work in-correctly keeps popping up.

I need all the help I can get since I am a beginner. I knows nothing about computer but to check emails and listen to music.

Please help me with this problem.

thank you
 

A:Unable to sign-in to my hotmail account

I've moved your thread, as the problem does not appear to be with Windows 7.

Most likely the problem is exactly as the message says: "an error on Web page may cause it to work in-correctly." In other words, it is probably a problem with one of the Hotmail servers and they will get it fixed within hours.

Since you last could login to Hotmail have you made any changes--installed a program, updated Windows, added a browser add-on, etc.?
 

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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I have multiple Microsoft accounts, the one in question is the one I use to sign in to my Windows 10 computers.

When going to Outlook.com on any browser, any computer, my account is clearly found and credentials accepted, as is confirmed by the fact that I will be shown the authentication prompt:


I have two step authentication enabled on all accounts, using an authenticator app on my Windows Phone to authenticate. If credentials would be rejected and account not found, this would be shown instead:


OK, when authentication code is given, Outlook.com is trying to open my inbox for a minute, then this appears:


All other Microsoft services using this same email address are working perfectly. I sign in to all my Windows 10 machines with it, OneDrive and all other Office Online services work without issues:



From any other Office Online page I can open the web app selector, and select any other app than Outlook.com. All others work:


I can also use the same Microsoft account to sign in and out on any Windows UWP apps like Weather, People, Calendar, Store and so on, exception being that although I can sign in to Mail app with this account, the emails will not be synced.

The issue is not causing me any bigger problems because this Microsoft account email address is created using a third party email address my Microsoft account being something like kari@MyOwnDomain.com instead of an @Outlook.com or @live.com address, which means that I in any case re... Read more

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I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

Does anyone have any idea what setting might be causing this?
Any help is greatly appreciated as I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

A:Unable to connect microsoft account to domain account

This is a copy from a technet forums...I haven't seen this issue myself...but it may point you in the right direction.






There is a policy for this:
It's Administrative Templates\Windows Components\App Runtime > Allow Microsoft Accounts to be optional
In 2012, 2012 R2 there is an option in CompConfig\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options that reads "Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts"
If you don't have 2012 or 2012R2 then you can RSAT from a Windows 8 box and change the settings that way

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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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Here goes. Since I have installed windows 8 I have been unable to access calendar,people apps and all the other panes. I changed my password a number of times to no avail. So I thought I would just remove my whole Microsoft account and start anew. I removed the account and tried to start another account but the new account refuses to take my e-mail. Since the e-mail is used in a number of programs including my live e-mail my question is: If I make up a new e-mail address will it change my regular e-mail which I don't want to change.

A:Unable to get microsoft account

If you closed the original MS account with that email then that email address is gone. You would have to set up another MS account with a different email address. Or it may let you use the same email address, haven't heard of any thing to the contrary.

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I have a problem.

When I installed Windows 10, during the Cortana setup process I was told to log in with my Microsoft account. When she brought up the window, everything but the minimize tab was gray and closed after 15 seconds. This happens every time and it also happens when I am trying to log in from the account settings or any other way to log into Microsoft on my PC. Works on Chrome, but not Edge. Any help??

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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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hi all, I am new to windows 8 and having trouble with my account alias, I recently purchased a new laptop, when I created my alias email address I used a pop 3 email (ntlworld.com) unaware that that these email addresses cannot be used, I am trying to add a Hotmail.co.uk address but it is saying, "For security reasons, you need to verify your primary alias before you can add another alias" I have received an email in my ntlworld.com email and it says if the address is correct I do not need to do anything, but it can't be verified, please help

A:unable to remove microsoft account alias

Did you not get this mail to verify.
You must first verify your primary made account before you can make any aliasses.
E) Check the inbox for your email address from step 3A for this email. Open the email, and click/tap on Verify your@emailaddress.com. (see screenshot below)

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I signed in with a microsoft account in windows 10 because I wanted to try minecraft windows 10 edition. Now I want to remove it but I am unable to. To remove the account I go click the start menu, click my name, click change account settings, scroll down to accounts used by other apps, click my email, click remove, but nothing happens. I did switch to a local account. When I click remove, the settings window just disappears without anything happening. I also ran the SFC Command but it found nothing.
Edit: I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10

A:Unable to remove microsoft account in windows 10

The usual procedure is to do what you did but do not scroll down to accounts used by other apps, instead just click on Sign in with a local account instead. Rather than removing the Microsoft account you are changing it to a local account.

See the tutorial -> Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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Hi,

I have a Desktop with Windows 8.1 Enterprise 32-bit.
I use internet with 3G Dongle/Data Card. Internet Speed is find. Even I can play and download music and video.
I updated Windows 8.1 using Automatic Update. It was successful.
AVG Internet Security in installed.
Even I updated 3G Dongle driver.

However, I have two issues.
1. No Connection and
2. Unable to Connect Microsoft Account.I can access Microsoft Account on Web Browser. Its also working fine.
I tried by disable of AVG Internet Security Firewall. No service provide for wired internet connection nearby my area so I didn't try it with wired connection.

Screenshot links:

00.png - Speedy Share - upload your files here
02.png - Speedy Share - upload your files here

Pls help me to fix it.

Regards
GN Jha

A:No Connection and Unable to Connect Microsoft Account

Step 1 = uninstall AVG, use removal tool after, then set Windows Firewall and Windows Defender to Automatic and start them too, using services.msc.

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I signed in with a microsoft account in windows 10 because I wanted to try minecraft windows 10 edition. Now I want to remove it but I am unable to. To remove the account I go click the start menu, click my name, click change account settings, scroll down to accounts used by other apps, click my email, click remove, but nothing happens. I did switch to a local account. When I click remove, the settings window just disappears without anything happening. I also ran the SFC Command but it found nothing.
Edit: I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10

A:Unable to remove microsoft account in windows 10

The usual procedure is to do what you did but do not scroll down to accounts used by other apps, instead just click on Sign in with a local account instead. Rather than removing the Microsoft account you are changing it to a local account.

See the tutorial -> Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10

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I am having a problem with network share

I am unable to browse network share of another computer if I signed into Microsoft account

If I sign into a local account, then I can browse another computer network share folders.

How to fix this?

A:Unable to browse network share if signed into Microsoft account

bump

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I can create new user accounts from Windows Settings, see image.

But a review of regedit shows that no profile has been created for any of these new accounts, only for my original administrator account. See image.

When I try to sign as as any other user, I get the message saying The User Profile Service Failed the logon.

Using Windows 10 64 bit.

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My younger brother and I share a computer. It is Windows 10 Pro. I was letting him use it while i was asleep. All I know is that he was playing his video games. Anyways, he left the house to go hang out somewhere and i wake up to see that when i turn on the computer, only his account shows at the sign-in screen. Meanwhile, there are THREE accounts on this computer. My account, His account, and a local that my other siblings use sometimes. I restarted and even shut down my computer about 4 times. I waited until he came back and logged on his account to check what was wrong, and I see that my account is still there with all my files and docs. The other local account is there too. I log out to see if my User name is there but it isn't. I tried to see if my account was deactivated using these methods but none of them worked. I've looked on Microsoft's forums but all I found was how to activate the built-in administrator account. Please do your best to help!! I have important work to do on my account but i can't access it.

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I Just had a log in error. I have a Dell Precision 7710 mobile work station with the Anniversary Update. I turned on the machine and tried to log in and got:

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We can't sign into your account
This problem can often be fixed by signing out of your account, then signing back in. If you don't sign out now, any files that you create or changes that you make will be lost.
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Logging out and restarting did not work. I shut it down, undocked (it is a Thunderbolt Cable Dock), and then restarted. Luckily it was back to normal log in. I shut down docked, and booted and it was normal log in again.
Not sure what happened. Hope the issue does not come back.

I read online this happened to others, but cannot find a cause or fix (other than restarting) and wondering if anyone knows why this happened.

thanks

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Hi,
I just realized I set up an account ****@msn.com and used this as a recovery mail account for my Hotmail account.

The problem is I cant find anywhere to sign in to that account. All I get is the option to to sign into to 'Hotmail' not 'msn'.

Is there anyway I can sign into my ***@msn.com account?

Thanks!

A:MSN Account sign in

Go to the MSN sign-in page: https://login.live.com/login.srf?wa=...c=1033&id=1184

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU P4600 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1782 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 763 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 289782 MB, Free - 243186 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, HMA_CP
Antivirus: Trend Micro Titanium, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Disabled

I have a My Way account. It will not let me sign in. It will not accept my secret question answers. I have an important email I need to retrieve. Can u help? What else do I need to do?
 

A:Can't sign into my account

My Way Help Center - http://help.myway.com/regsign/regfaq.html
 

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Hi,

I have parental controls set up, but I am concerned about documents that my child might be creating on the computer. Is there a way to sign on to his account? We each have passwords.

I know what he does online, but what about on the computer, not online?

And, if I can see his stuff on the computer, is there a way to do it so he doesn't know?

Also, can I set the browser so he can't do "private browsing"?
Thanks!

A:Can I sign on to my child's Account?

Hello Queeniepoo, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Answers inline.







Originally Posted by Queeniepoo


Hi,

I have parental controls set up, but I am concerned about documents that my child might be creating on the computer. Is there a way to sign on to his account? We each have passwords.

I know what he does online, but what about on the computer, not online?

And, if I can see his stuff on the computer, is there a way to do it so he doesn't know?



There is no need to log on to his account. As administrator, you can view all files in his account's C:\User\(user-name) folders directly while logged on to your administrator account. He will never know.

If you turn on Activity Reporting (step 7 at link) in Parental Controls, then you will be able to click on the View activity reports link in Parental Controls to view all of his activity.




Also, can I set the browser so he can't do "private browsing"?



Yes, you can disable inprivate browsing so that no one can use it.Hope this helps,
Shawn

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