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Microsoft account needs to be verified

Question: Microsoft account needs to be verified

I got my new computer just yesterday and decided to make a Microsoft account when prompted to do so at the initial set-up. I am new to Win10 so I may have missed something. I am met with this message when trying to log into my new microsoft account: We sent an email to [email protected] to make sure that you own it. Please check your inbox, then follow the instructions to finish setting up your Microsoft account. And ofcourse this message is preventing me from signing in to check my email. I can not contact Microsoft because I need a Microsoft account. I contacted a shady site "Your365TechSupport.com" who took control of my desktop and didn't seem to understand what I was saying. My account needs to be verified for me to access it however, the verification code needed to access the account is within the account.

If anyone has any Ideas I would be super grateful for any and all advice on the matter

Thanks for reading.

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Answer: Microsoft account needs to be verified

All you need to do is get to an computer that you can open this email and see what needs to be done.

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Hi

In Windows 10.x, when I create a Microsoft account for a user, he will have to verify it when he will sign-in (login) on the system to enable some functionality.

Is there a way to create a Microsoft account already verified?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Creating a Microsoft account already verified

Hello Balubeto,

I'm afraid not. When a MSA is created for the first time on a new PC or device, it must be verified for security purposes.

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Hi

In Windows 10.x, when I create a Microsoft account for a user, he will have to verify it when he will sign-in (login) on the system to enable some functionality.

Is there a way to create a Microsoft account already verified?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Creating a Microsoft account already verified

Hello Balubeto,

I'm afraid not. When a MSA is created for the first time on a new PC or device, it must be verified for security purposes.

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my e-mail account has the appendage not verified in msn messenger and in msn login account.Customer services say I'll need to refer this will get back to you. Guess what still waiting. Are there any bright sparks who may know the answer.

Answer:e-mail account (Not Verified)

When you use an email addy to register your net passport you it needs to be verified that its real addy,you should have received an email from messenger site with a link in it so you could click it and verify your email addy.If you have a hot-mail/msn addy this verifies at once so you must have used an addy other than msn/hotmail.

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This is complicated by the fact the computer in question operates in spanish, and i don't know what the corresponding error in english would say. But we can't sign in to a google account on that computer. Firefox, chrome, and i.e. all put up warning screens. The one for firefox says in spanish, 'connexion no esta verificada'. It says you've asked firefox to make a secure connection to www.google.com, but the security of the connection cannot be confirmed. It says someone could be trying to supplant the site, and recommends not continuing.

We are scanning with eset. I tried removing gmail notifier, that didn't help. There is an option in firefox to continue despite the warning, but we chose not to do that. We've gone into the google account normally accessed on that computer and changed it's password.

What's going on here? Any thoughts?
thanks

Answer:browsers won't access google account, say connection can't be verified

Update - the scan with eset turned up no less than 5 suspicious files, related to a Mexico version of warcraft our nephew plays. However, after deleting those, the problem continued. We uninstalled Eset and installed Avast, and scanned again. That turned up another problem file, which was also deleted. Problem continued. We reinstalled Firefox, that didn't help. Next step is to reinstall XP, we need to do a fair bit of backing up first. But I would like to know what is happening. I'll try to look more for information on this error.

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ok well i changed my email because my account that is on the microsoft account at the moment that email has been hacked so i deleted it and have got now a different email and i can't change it because i also don't remember that password as on my computer i have a pin instead of my account password

Answer:How do I change my Microsoft account to a different account as that email doesn't exist anymore?

Try using this method: http://forums.windowscentral.com/win...ur-device.html
To find out what password you had on that old email go to Control Panel and search "Credentials" then click on Manage Web Credentials.
If you need to add additional information or want to post additional questions, please join the site so you can see the reply button and continue the conversation in the same thread you originally made. Please see this link for instructions on how to join Windows Central.

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Hi

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?

Thanks

Bye

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

Hi

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?

Thanks

Bye

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Hello,
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


Lee Bowman MCITP MCTS

Answer: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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I would like help solving a mystery.
I set up a new Dell Optiplex 3020 which shipped with Windows 10 Pro.
I bypassed the option to set up the user with a Microsoft Account (The owner does not have a microsoft account and I did not create one at that time.) and set up a Local User Account, the owner's FirstName only, with no password for the owner of the computer.
I also set up a Technical User local administrator account with a password "just in case." (I am glad I did.)
I unchecked and turned off everything that had to do with the Cloud and sharing information with Microsoft.
I installed the software, antivirus etc. including Windows Live Mail with an account with the ISP which the owner needed on the computer. I registered the computer using the owner's first and last names as well a registering the antivirus software account. In this process I restarted the computer several times with no problems logging back in with the local user account.
The computer ran updates twice during the setup process.
The next day the login screen was showing the owner's full name with the non-microsoft account e-mail address requiring a password for login. Since the owner did not have a Microsoft account nor a Microsoft account password logging in was not possible.
I tried the e-mail password that was used in Windows Live Mail to log in and I tried no password at all. Neither one worked.
To solve the log-in problem I logged in to Windows with the Technical User local account and pass... Read more

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Somehow or another I received a computer to work on in which the build is Administrator account has been tied to a MSA. It is Windows 10 Home so I can't get to more advanced options in lusrmgr. I've tried searching and haven't found anything related to this topic; I have no Idea how the MSA was tied to the Admin account and there is no sign out/switch to local option. I tried to reset the Admin account as described here, but it did not remove the MSA.

Any ideas?
Thanks in advance.

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The issue is as follows:
After update to Windows 10 PC from Windows 7, I am unable to sign with Microsoft account (under User settings under main settings). None of the sign in option are working, Neither under "Your account" nor under "Family and other user".
on clicking on "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead", nothing happens. Neither any pop up nor another page comes for asking Microsoft login. Same problem is with Microsoft Store. when I click on "sign in", next page doesn't come for asking login credentials. I am not able to download any app from Microsoft store since I am not logged in.
There is only one Local account administrator, and no new account is getting added.
Please suggest.
Thanks
Shobhit Jain

Answer:Microsoft account Sign in option under user account is not working, what should I do?

can any one help with this issue??

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I got both my parents a Microsoft Lumia 435 for Xmas. They are seperated but spent Xmas with the family at my mothers house. My father set-up and activated his Microsoft account and phone. Today when my mother started her phone it has automatically defaulted to my fathers Microsoft account. I have tried rebooting but still no joy. Still defaults to his account. How do I change this?

Answer:How to change the Microsoft Account on new Lumia 435 as defaults to another account, even after rebo

You need to RESET your mom's phone and while it is doing that create a Microsoft account for your mom on a PC or a tablet. Then sign in on the RESET device using your mom's new Microsoft account. Cheers.

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I've created a dummy email account for outlook but little did I know the microsoft email links to the Windows 10.Now I cannot reset my password + I don't know the password and I'm locket out of Windows 10. I've installed Windows 7 and I can access the win10 files.Is there a way I can fix this?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows 10 Microsoft Account replaced the local account

Hi Winexe,

If you don?t know the password you assigned to it, that Microsoft Account will forever hold your local account locked.

Luckily, your dual boot setup can save you here. You might not be able to login to your account again but you can recover your files and settings easily enough by activating the builtin Administrator account on the Windows 10 portion and using that account to access your files and delete the secured Microsoft Account.

Boot into Windows 7.Locate and delete ?\Windows\System32\sethc.exe? on the Windows 10 file system.Make a copy of ?\Windows\System32\cmd.exe? (on the Windows 10 file system) and rename it to ?sethc.exe?.Boot into Windows 10.On the user logon screen, press the shift key 5 times in succession. A Command Prompt should open on the logon screen.Enter net user Administrator /active into this Command Prompt.Reboot and at the login screen the Administrator account will become available.
You can now use this Administrator account to recover your files under ?C:\Users?.

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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.

Answer: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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When I signed up for the Cortana to try it out, I had to use my microsoft account.

I have decided that in my case, I do not want to use Cortana.
How can I go back to the normal user account?

Ever since I signed in with the microsoft account, eveyr morning when I wake up I find my computer to be automatically turned off and I have to turn it back on and click the 'sign in' button.

I want to get rid of that. I do not want my computer to be turned off on its own.

Can anyone please help me with solving this problem?

Answer:How to go back to a normal user account instead of microsoft account

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html Turn off hibernation and sleep mode and maybe switch to High Performance. I think the default is balanced.
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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Can't connect to Microsoft services to change local account to Microsoft account in windows 8?

Answer:change local account to Microsoft account in windows 8

Is this how you are doing it?
Windows 8 How To: Switch Between Windows Accounts and Local Accounts ClickHere

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My wife has upgraded to Windows 10 and was using her login details with no problem.

When she needed to install a HP Printer Driver, a Microsoft Account was asked for. She couldn't remember her details so we used mine.

Now there is an Administrator account under my name and she doesn't have a login. The computer now seems to be setup for me rather than her.

We now have her Microsoft account details and would like to change the Administrator account to her.

We have tried adding a new login and have changed her to an Administrator, but this creates a whole new profile on the computer which we don't want.

Does anyone know how we can change this please?

Answer:Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account

Hi Daryl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

It's quite easy in fact, simply switch the account in question first to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account, this time using your wife's MS account credentials.

Tutorials:
Step 1: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 ForumsStep 2: Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Notice that before doing this you need to remove the new additional MS account on the PC, the one you created with her credentials. Windows allows only one user account for each email address, if the new account exists you cannot switch the original administrator account to an MS account using the same email address. Tutorial: User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Hi

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?

Thanks

Bye

Answer:Automatic switch a local account to a Microsoft account or

Hello Balubeto,

Sorry, but no.

If I may ask, why do you need to switch your user account on the PC back and forth between being a local and Microsoft account?

A Microsoft account can do everything that a local account can.

If you really need to have or use both accounts, then you might consider have two user accounts on the PC. One your Microsoft account, and the other a local account. This way you could just switch between signing in to your user accounts instead.

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I just updated from Windows 8.1 Pro to 10 Pro. After a lengthy fight with networking due to VPN conflicts (a ridiculous problem by the way) I have everything working. However, some of the features require a Microsoft account to be used. My 8.1 login was local. Now I want to use Cortana and other new features in Win 10. How can I change the account to a Microsoft account? I have tried the "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" link but it does nothing to remedy the problem.
Any suggestions?

Answer:How do I change my login account from local to my Microsoft account?

try settings > accounts

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So long story short is I was logged into a local account. I've seen other posts about using the built in admin account but nothing that said anything about not the built in administrator's account but an account that was local and in the administrators group.

So anyway I logged into the store as one of my children. When doing so I accidentally choose to login instead of "just to the app" and now my child's account has some sort of weird merge with mine.

I still login locally with my local password however it's enforcing their account restrictions now on mine but I'm still listed as an administrator but unable to do anything.

I don't have the option to create a local account as it's not there it just says "manage my ms account". I did create a local account so I could login to the web and unrestrict my child's account so I could browse the web and what not but I have ton's of stuff tied to my profile and wonder if there is any way to "unscrew" this massive screw up.

Any help or advice would be appreciated. I'm on Windows 10, latest updates to 12/27/17.

Removing the device from online and remove any app logins hasn't helped. I'm at a loss. The next step was to close their account and hope that would untie it somehow but MS says they don't really remove accounts for 60 days and still not sure that would help...

Answer:Undo Administrator Account tied to a Microsoft Account

This tutorial tells you how to switch from a Microsoft account back to a local account. It may help.
Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

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Hello.

Since I bought this computer, I've had issues. I started by creating a user with my personal email address, but then thought I wanted it for work so I deleted the Microsoft account associated with that email and created another with my work email. However, I've noticed that some of the apps aren't working correctly and needed to use my personal email again. For awhile, Microsoft accounts wouldn't allow deleted accounts from coming back but it appears it's working now.
So, now I have a Microsoft account with my personal email address but the primary user on my PC is still associated with the work Microsoft account. I can't find a way to change this and it's causing problems since that email doesn't exist anymore. Is there any way to change the Microsoft account that's associated with a single user?
The only other thing I could think of would be to create a new user, promote to admin, and swap everything over manually before completely removing the user associated with my old work email. I tried this, but when attempting to log into the new user it says "cannot login, please visit accounts.live.com to fix the issue". However, whenever I go there and log into the new users account, there's no instruction on what to do or any indication that there's something wrong.
So, I need to be able to do one of two things:
1) Switch the Microsoft account associated with the primary user on this PC or,
2) Find out how to log into the new user's account without any i... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 User Account/Microsoft Account Issues...

As far as the Metro Apps go, I'd try uninstalling them and then reinstalling them.

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Basically my partner is wanting a user account on my PC but she'd rather not have it linked to her Microsoft account. The main account I use is linked to my Microsoft account.

According to what I've read online I should be able to go to add a family member and click the person doesn't have an email account. This I can do but then it wants me to create an email address for this person and the option mentioned in the guide to create an account without a Microsoft account isn't there.

Is there a way to create her account as a local account while keeping mine as a Microsoft account or would both have to be local?

Answer:Can you create a seperatelocal account on a microsoft account computer

peteyt said:

Basically my partner is wanting a user account on my PC but she'd rather not have it linked to her Microsoft account. The main account I use is linked to my Microsoft account.

According to what I've read online I should be able to go to add a family member and click the person doesn't have an email account. This I can do but then it wants me to create an email address for this person and the option mentioned in the guide to create an account without a Microsoft account isn't there.

Is there a way to create her account as a local account while keeping mine as a Microsoft account or would both have to be local?



Certainly! Take a look at this tutorial here on Tenforums. It should answer your question and give you step-by-step instructions. Post back if you have any other questions on this or problems. TC

Add User Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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Hi all,

When I click on the link to associate my Microsoft Account to my Local Account (after upgrading from Windows 7), it simply does nothing. Click, click, click.

Similarly, when I try to log in the Windows store app, I get an application error with cryptic codes (nothing meaningful).

However, when I switch to another local account (my grilfriend's), I'm able to link a Microsoft Account (get the user/password prompt) and go to the Store and log-in.

Is there a way to fix my account (which was used to do the upgrade) or should I create a new one and start over with it?

Thanks!

B.

Answer:Unable to link Microsoft Account to my Local Account

Might want to try the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter. If that doesn't help it's possible corruption exists and you might have to start over. I've had that happen a few times.

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I'm curious,

How many use a Microsoft Account to log in or use a local account?

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?
I have upgraded my desktop but have not upgraded my laptop yet. Not sure of the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account vs local account and using the same on both a desktop and laptop.

Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster



If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?

Thanks



yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time

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EDIT01:
Aaaaaaaah! Wasted Time: A few minutes after I wrote the below post, Win10 asked for another restart. I said "Yes" and after that I was able to switch to the MSA again. Account on my Machine is also verified.
I dont know what reason was, for the Problem. And as I did a lot of things, I really cant say what fixed in the end lol
It was definitely not a restart needed from SFC or DISM.
Maybe a very long delayed (a few hours) restart order from the MSA Trouble Shooter? Not sure.
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Hello.
Yesterday, I did a clean Install with Build 10158. When prompted to add / create an Account, I added my MSA and everything worked fine.
A:
Windows Update then wanted me Verify my MSA to be able to get Insider Builds. Ok then:
1.) Clicked on "Verify"
2.) Entered my eMail
3.) Got the Security Code
4.) Entered Security Code
5.) Done. No Error
After 2 restarts, I still got the 'Pop-In' that says: "Get Insider Builds: Insider Build Settings need some Attention". Next Phase:
In the Windows Update -> Advanced Screen, I clicked on the "Fix me" Button. Nothing happened.
B:
I have searched through the Web. As there are only kind-of-Solutions for Windows 8/8.1:
1.) I decided to switch to a local Account
2.) Did a restart
3.) Logged in with the new local Account again
I went back to the Settings -> Accounts -> Your Accounts.
1.) Clicked on "Sign In with a Microsoft Account instead".
2.) No reaction.
3.) Tried the "Fix me" Button in the Windows Update Section again... Read more

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Hi,


Apologies in advance if this is not the right area. I was directed here by a Support Engineer in the

Microsoft Community forum. If this is not the right place, please let me know the best place to post this question.


The question presented on domain PCs after clicking 'Settings  > Change PC Settings > Accounts > Connect to a Microsoft account' is:

Which PC settings from your Microsoft account do you want to sync with your domain account?

The options are:

Start Screen
Appearance
Desktop personalization
Apps (list of apps you've installed)
Passwords (apps, websites, and networks)
App Data
Language Preferences
Ease of Access
Other Windows Settings
Web browser (open tabs, history, and favorites)

What I'm looking for is more information about all these options. For example, what is synced with a domain account when the 'App Data' or 'Other Windows Settings' boxes are checked? Those are very vague descriptions, and I'm trying to figure out
what exactly is synced when these options are selected.

Thanks!

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Having successfully changed from Windows 7 to Windows 10 & set up a local account all is fine. but now i want to set up a Microsoft account & all ways into doing it are blocked. by that i mean when you go to user account via control panel & click onto make changes to my account in pc settings, i am directed to accounts then try to click on sign in with a Microsoft account instead. a dark grey window opens & closes immediately. i can't get past this point.
can anyone help please. thanks in anticipation.

Answer:Cannot create or set up Microsoft account over local account in Windows 10

Please see if running the Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter helps you.

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Hi, I'm sorry I was using a Chinese version of windows 10 at work, so could not find much information about what I need.
My personal microsoft account somehow got linked to the windows 10 administrator account. If I create another administrator account and try to delete the original administrator account, it doesnt let me do it. I just want to delink my ms account from the computer.
Anyone has any clues?

Answer:Delinking Microsoft account from bulit in administrator account

The first account created, by default, will be a member of the administrators group. Is that what is concerning you? What do you mean by linked to the Windows 10 Administrators account? The built in main system administrators account is hidden and disabled by default.

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I like the security and convenience of having an account with administrative privileges, which I only use for installing and changing critical settings and an account which I use for all other purposes, which does not have administrative privileges.

I would like to abandon Chrome, which allows me to synchronize my bookmarks and all other settings across all users in my Windows 10 boot and even in my logon to Windows 7 in the multi-boot of my desktop computer. Every single change I make in one Chrome browser instantly appears when I open the Chrome browser of any other logon. This is working perfectly across both of my Win 10 users and both of my Win 7 users of my multi-boot desktop.

I would like to be able to switch to MS Edge as my browser and have the same synchronization across both of my Windows 10 logons as I presently have with Chrome but this feature is not available in Edge unless both of my Windows 10 logons (that are on the same installation of Windows 10) are Microsoft User accounts. But Windows 10 won't allow me to have two logons with the same Microsoft account. It has only allowed me to have one of those accounts be a Microsoft account and the other a Local account.

Are any of the following (or anything else you know about) possible in order to get synchronization:
Use the hidden administrator as my second account with administrative privileges and be able to synchronize it with my account without administrative privileges? (Is it automatically a MS account r... Read more

Answer:Can I have two Microsoft Account Users with the same Microsoft account

I don't think you can have two user accounts on the same computer attached to the same Microsoft account because which one would get logged in at the login screen when you entered the Microsoft account credentials?

What I would do is create a local user account with the administrator privileges and not attach that to a Microsoft account. Then I would create my user account with only standard user privileges and attach that one to my Microsoft account. Whenever administrator privileges are needed to do something, Windows 10 should ask you to just select the account with administrator privileges, enter the password, and then you could complete the action requiring elevated privileges.

Under no circumstances would I use the hidden built in administrator account to do anything unless I had to in safe mode as a last resort.

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This is puzzling me. I log in with a local account and disabled OneDrive in the group policy editor (along with most other standard stuff like WU/Telemetry (plus regedit)/etc). The only app I have ever logged in with was the Store (one time "this app only") then removed the account from settings.

So what is this and why is it always running? As the top process no less, occasionally spiking up to 5% CPU. If I kill it or reboot, it comes back. WWAhost.exe in details, folder from rightclick>properties is in the shot.

Answer:Why do I have a Microsoft Account task with no Microsoft Account?

This may help you: What is WWAHost.exe and Why is it Running?
In short, some Windows apps (like Weather) depend on something called Javascript and WWAHost.exe hosts the code.

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I like the security and convenience of having an account with administrative privileges, which I only use for installing and changing critical settings and an account which I use for all other purposes, which does not have administrative privileges.

I would like to abandon Chrome, which allows me to synchronize my bookmarks and all other settings across all users in my Windows 10 boot and even in my logon to Windows 7 in the multi-boot of my desktop computer. Every single change I make in one Chrome browser instantly appears when I open the Chrome browser of any other logon. This is working perfectly across both of my Win 10 users and both of my Win 7 users of my multi-boot desktop.

I would like to be able to switch to MS Edge as my browser and have the same synchronization across both of my Windows 10 logons as I presently have with Chrome but this feature is not available in Edge unless both of my Windows 10 logons (that are on the same installation of Windows 10) are Microsoft User accounts. But Windows 10 won't allow me to have two logons with the same Microsoft account. It has only allowed me to have one of those accounts be a Microsoft account and the other a Local account.

Are any of the following (or anything else you know about) possible in order to get synchronization:
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Answer:Can I have two Microsoft Account Users with the same Microsoft account

I don't think you can have two user accounts on the same computer attached to the same Microsoft account because which one would get logged in at the login screen when you entered the Microsoft account credentials?

What I would do is create a local user account with the administrator privileges and not attach that to a Microsoft account. Then I would create my user account with only standard user privileges and attach that one to my Microsoft account. Whenever administrator privileges are needed to do something, Windows 10 should ask you to just select the account with administrator privileges, enter the password, and then you could complete the action requiring elevated privileges.

Under no circumstances would I use the hidden built in administrator account to do anything unless I had to in safe mode as a last resort.

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I logged into a windows program with my email not knowign it would log into the whole accouint for me i want to remove the email thats connected to ym local account is that possible?

Answer:How to remove microsoft account from local account

Switch your user account back to local account: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Next time when installing apps from Windows Store, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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How do I use a live.com email account (Microsoft account) - to reset a pasword, as i have no idea?
 

Answer:How do I use a live.com email account (Microsoft account)

moving to email as this is not a virus issue.
 

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hello i'm using windows 8,my pc cant connect to microsoft account even after entering all information till it tells me you are almost done.the last message it gives me is "sorry we could not connect to microsoft services right now.If this problem
persists ,search for network problems on the start screen "...yet i'm connected to the internet and there's no network problem found.please help

Answer:cant switch my pc from local account to a microsoft account

Hi,

The error ?sorry we could not connect to Microsoft services right now. If this problem persists ,search for network problems on the start screen " occurs 
because of an issue with Microsoft account or

1.Corrupt Microsoft Account settings

2.Can?t connect to the sync service

3.Problems with Microsoft account Policy

4.Microsoft Account required

5.Connection issues due to proxy or certificate issues

I suggest to download and run the Microsoft account troubleshooter to fix this issuse:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/13976.how-to-troubleshoot-microsoft-account-issues.aspx


RegardsWade Liu
TechNet Community Support

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Is there a work-around to create a local account without first logging into the Microsoft account?

The only account presently in place is the Microsoft account.
 

Answer:Create local account when cannot log into Microsoft account?

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I am the owner of my win10 laptop and want to be able to access and created files on my own computer without having to log into the windows cloud server each time.
How could I set things up that way, without reverting to "factory" settings?

I used to know what to do in windows xp, but have trouble imagining the file system of win10, especially since the print always seems to be of much smaller size these days ... (heeh)

tia,

Raenie
 

Answer:Create local account when cannot log into Microsoft account?

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pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform
can somebody help with this solution. Thanks

Answer:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

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I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?

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Answer:Is there a way to sign out of my Microsoft Account on Lumia 535 and to add a different account?

Reset the phone

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hello, windows support could not answer this question so I'm hoping someone here can
I set up my windows 10 PC with a local account a couple of months ago, this week I bought a windows phone and set up a microsoft account on the phone, now I have signed into the PC with the same microsoft account I used on the phone in order to make best use of both
my question is what has happened to the local account and have all my settings been transferred to the microsoft account or have I lost everything?

Answer:Local account to Microsoft account, where are all of my settings?

Did you change your existing account, or did you add a new (microsoft) one?

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In order to access my office wi-fi I am tolf I must have a local account--how do I do that?
 

Answer:How do I change between Microsoft account and local account?

You would most likely need a Pro version of Windows 8 if they use a Domain.  Then you would need to talk to your IT person, to allow your machine on the company network.  As for your question, you do it from the Profile in the Metro Screen.  This actual question that you posted is in the FAQ on microsoft.com for the Windows 8 page.

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Title says it all. I like to boot up and log in with no password but I want to use my Microsoft account when I am fooling with store apps. Is this possible?

Answer:Can I use Local Account to log in but Microsoft Account for Store

I don't think you can do that. You need to be logged into your MS account to access the store.

Jeff

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I cannot switch from my "local account" to my "Microsoft account". The following is what I have done
Settings>Change PC Settings>Accounts>Cindy(Local Account), I then click "Connect to a Microsoft Account"
Switch to a Microsoft Account on this PC, "confirm your current password", I then put in an old, old password (which is the only password that will work)>
Sign into your Microsoft Account and I enter my email and a "newer password">
Help us protect your information, because you turned on 2 step verification for your account you need to enter a security code. I then have Microsoft text me a new security code>code is then entered>Sky Drive is your cloud storage, etc.>
Switch to a Microsoft Account, you're almost done. Your existing account will now be changed to a Microsoft Account. All of your files on this PC will remain in place. >Then I get this message: "We couldn't change your account because there's already
an account on this PC with this email address. Only 1 account is listed when I go to "other account."
 
When I am at Account>Other Accounts, I have the choice of "add an account" or "my account", which is the one I click on and I can either edit it, (which the choices are "standard, administrator or child) or remove it. I have chosen both standard and administrator and it hasn't made any difference.
 
HELP!!! What do I do to fix this? Do I delete the account and start over? Will I lose all my emails, contacts, documents, etc.
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How do I merge my Microsoft account with my Nook account? No matter what I try it will not let me on any device or any website and the Barnes and Nobles 'helpers' are not helpful at all.

Answer:How To Merge NOOK account and Microsoft account?

Hi,
Please access to the link below and follow its steps to manage your account for test:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/account/wizard.aspx




Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact [email protected]

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After a normal reboot i have this problem.
I want to switch to local account from but when i try to switch i receive this alert:

Windows 10 has an error your microsoft account has not been converted to the local account error 0x80004005

Can you help me ?
Thank
Hispa

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I keep getting emails from Microsoft to reconnect to Google because the accounts got disconnected... I reconnect and 5 minutes later I get that email again? What is up with that?
This is the message:
"Reconnect to Google
You connected Google to your Microsoft account so that you could stay in better touch with friends from both services. Unfortunately, we haven't been able to connect to your Google account lately.
Reconnecting is easy
Luckily, you can get things working again just by checking your Google connection settings and clicking Connect Google. Sign in to Google from there, and you're done!
Reconnect now
What happened?
You might have changed your password on Google or changed your Google privacy settings in a way that broke the connection. When you reconnect to Google, your connection settings will be restored.
Thanks for using your Microsoft account to bring the people who matter most together in one place. You can change your connection settings anytime and find more ways to connect at https://profile.live.com/services.
See you online,
The Microsoft team"
Any one have any ideas whats wrong or how to fix it?

Answer:Google account keeps disconnecting from my Microsoft Account?

I thought I was the only one, but you also seem to have it, it's really annoying

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Hi there,

I am new to Windows 10 and hope you can help me. I am trying to set up my OneDrive account to sync across two (soon to be three) PCs and am having trouble.

I have an account with OneDrive for business through my university. I installed OneDrive on my Windows 7 laptop to sync my main bulk storage files. I logged in with my university username and began the sync no problem. Now, on my Windows 10 desktop, when I try to link OneDrive with my university account, I am told that this Microsoft account does not exist. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I want to log into my computer using a local account, but sync to my university one drive account. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:How to Sync OneDrive Account not Associated with Microsoft Account?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum

onedrive for Business it a separate app to the Onedrive included with Windows 10

I remember reading about a similar issue during the week, hopefully this link will help
Solved One Drive login - Windows 10 Forums

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After a normal reboot i have this problem.
I want to switch to local account from Microsoft account, but when i try to switch i receive this alert:

Windows 10 has an error your microsoft account has not been converted to the local account error 0x80004005

Can you help me ?
Thank
Hispa

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out of curiosity im wondering how many use Microsoft account to sign in to windows 8

Answer:do you sign in on your PC with local account or microsoft account

I do so all the time. Makes a lot of sense once you think about it.

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Hi there,

I am new to Windows 10 and hope you can help me. I am trying to set up my OneDrive account to sync across two (soon to be three) PCs and am having trouble.

I have an account with OneDrive for business through my university. I installed OneDrive on my Windows 7 laptop to sync my main bulk storage files. I logged in with my university username and began the sync no problem. Now, on my Windows 10 desktop, when I try to link OneDrive with my university account, I am told that this Microsoft account does not exist. What am I doing wrong?

Also, I want to log into my computer using a local account, but sync to my university one drive account. Is it possible to do this?

Thanks for your help!

Answer:How to Sync OneDrive Account not Associated with Microsoft Account?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum

onedrive for Business it a separate app to the Onedrive included with Windows 10

I remember reading about a similar issue during the week, hopefully this link will help
Solved One Drive login - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi everyone !

Looking at your security config I saw that some /many of you use a local account on Windows .

I open this thread to ask you why ? For security ? Is there any difference regarding security ?
I added a poll so you can select what you use

Looking forward to hearing from you .
 

Answer:Microsoft Account vs Local Account - Windows 10

HI !

A good explanations of the differences :
Should you use a local or a Microsoft account in Windows 10?
 

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I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?

Answer:Add Microsoft Account without losing Local Account?

AjayK47 said:

I currently use a Local Account (no password) on a notebook but would also like to add my existing Microsoft Account. Is this possible without losing an option to sign in with the Local Account if necessary?



Not really, but you can sign in to various apps only with your MS account and keep your 'local' sign-in.
When asked for your credentials, look for the "Sign in to this App only" tag.
There are a few exceptions, though.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...l-account.html

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Hello, after a Windows Reset i got a message:
"you need to fix your microsoft account for apps on your other devices to be able to launch apps"
So i deleted and ulinked my Microsoft Account and converted my User as Local User and not a Microsoft Account user.
The problem is that now i cannnot connect back to my Microsoft account. When i click on "Sign in with Microsoft Account Instead" the windows pops up, loading only for a while and after that it disappears.

When i go to App Store and try to login , i get an error before the email/password form is loaded.
When i try to add an email account, i get an error code 0x801901f4.

I created a new microsoft account user, and everything was fine with the new user.
I tried sevelar things, e.g Poweshell apps reregister, deleted Store cache and more, but nothing helped.
How can i reconnect my local account to Microsoft Account?
Thank u.

Answer:Cannot connect to/add my Microsoft Account to Local Account

Hi Addie.

Could you please advise what version and build of Windows 10 you are using.

In this thread some solutions are presented.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...7-68265256e976

For V1607 access the troubleshooters by,

Windows key + S, search bar appears, type troubleshooting into search bar, troubleshooting appears at top. Click it, window opens, lower right side "Fix problems with Windows Update", click. Window opens, click on “advance”, click on Run as administrator, click “Next”. Should run clean. If not run again. Other trouble shooters are accessed upper left, View all.

In v1703 Troubleshoot is within the settings menu "Update and Security".

For your account please use a browser and go to account.microsoft.com to manage your account. See if you can log in.
Ken

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I logged into a windows program with my email not knowign it would log into the whole accouint for me i want to remove the email thats connected to ym local account is that possible?

Answer:How to remove microsoft account from local account

Switch your user account back to local account: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Next time when installing apps from Windows Store, see this tutorial: Store - Use when Signing in to Windows 10 with Local Account - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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I just updated to Windows 10 and the account I migrated from Windows 7 won't let me link my Microsoft account. Windows Store crashes when I click Sign In, and any other button that would bring up a dialog box is just unresponsive (Cortana, User Settings, ect.) I've created another local account and the problem doesn't persist on that account, just the one I migrated from Windows 7. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Cannot link Microsoft Account to Local Account

What worked for me was reinstalling Windows. If you upgraded online, run the "MediaCreationToolx64.exe" utility and re-download all the installation files. When it's done, it'll start running the installation and fail (at least it did for me). To jump-start it back into action, go to the "C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources" folder and re-run the Setup.exe. If you have an installation disc, you can just run it from there. After that whole process finished, I was able to log into my MS account again. My guess is something in the original upgrade got goofed up so it had to be reinstalled to correct it.

Let us know how you get on!

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Hello,

I have done the upgrade for a few family members, connecting the accounts too with no issues at all, however, in one particular case, I ran into issues.

The process started as it should do, and the window says it was currently doing the changes.... then the system froze. I am not exactly sure why it froze but it got left for 10 minutes and it didn't recover, so the system was hard-reset. Luckily everything seemed fine on the restart.

So I try to do the process again, the little window goes up, does the spinny to connect then it just quits/terminates without any warning. In short, it connects then the process simply self-terminates.

I am presuming due to the partial alteration which was aborted, this is now throwing up errors which prevents the system from being able to merge the accounts.

Any ideas how to get around this?

Answer:Connecting User Account to Microsoft Account

Tiaexz said:

....



In classic style, after a couple of days, I hear a random shout "What is this thing?", I go to the computer and it was asking for microsoft account sign in, then it decided to do the merger without issue.

Ignore thread.

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OK, I've been sitting on a Win 8 Pro upgrade since last year when I bought the ridiculously cheap upgrade for future use. I installed Windows 8 Pro last week to upgrade my Win 7 machine. Some things are different, and take getting used to, but, overall, I am enjoying what it brings. However, after an automated upgrade the other day, I came to my PC with a need to login in. I noticed that it wants to login into my Microsoft account (which is fine for the Outlook.com email and the apps via the app store), but it no longer has a PC account for which I have, and need, a different password. I now have to login to my home server and resave my credentials.
Too me, this is a problem. Apparently, from what I have seen (PLEASE...if there is a way around this...let me know!) this is to facilitate the logging in to the app store. This is absurd. I have a separate password for my Microsoft account for a reason. If someone in my family needs to login to my PC, which I have generally allowed on my account (for simplicity sake), I have to fork over a password that I do not want to share. I don't understand why MS can't simply disable app store, outlook email, and restricted app access to the PC until a separate login occurs for those.
Anyone with any insight into why this is and if this is the same in 8.1, including any workarounds, would be greatly appreciated. I really don't want to have to create another account on my PC, and then manage it, just to keep my passwords separate like this. I... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Login PC Account vs Microsoft Account

You can set up a local account for other people and also set up Family Safety to restrict access. Windows 8: Create User Accounts (Local)Windows 8: Set up Family Safety (Local Account)Create a user account - Microsoft Windows Help

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Windows 9 will reportedly have new activation methods that will tie the OS more closely with a specific PC

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will unveil Windows 9 this fall, claims notorious Russian leaker WZor, who has a pretty good track record. In a Russian language post on Ru-Board, the leaker said that the upcoming update to Windows 8 will be the last major overhaul of the existing OS. Microsoft is expected to launch the Windows 8 Update 2 in August.

Windows 9 to have new activation methods

WZor claimed that Microsoft will back the launch of Windows 9 with heavy advertising blitzkrieg and a new distribution method. The new activation methods will tie a copy of Windows 9 more closely with a specific PC. It will require the user to log in to Microsoft Store, and users won’t be given an activation key. Talking about Windows 8, WZor said that there will be new updates after the Update 2 due next month. But no new features will be added to it.

Motivation behind the new activation method is “problems in China.” The world’s most populous country recently banned Windows 8. Notably, a couple of weeks ago, WZor claimed that Microsoft may announce Windows 9 at its Worldwide Partner Conference, which begins July 13 in Washington D.C. That claim was missing in the latest report, but WZor reassured us that the new OS will be launched this fall. However, he only talked about the announcement, without revealing whether it will be a Developer... Read more

Answer:Microsoft to Force Microsoft Store Account to Activate Windows 9

Not sure how logging into the store ties the OS more specifically to a computer. Doesn't seem right at all. However, if it is only logging onto the Microsoft Store to activate, and not forcing a Microsoft account to use the computer, I can see that being okay. As long as the local account continues to be an option, things will be fine. If I'm forced to use a Microsoft account to use my computer... I'll stay on 8.1. And then maybe move to Linux.

Transformation of UI is already being done in 8.1 Update 1. No surprise that it would be further enhanced.

Launch of 9 wouldn't put an end to 8. And let's face it, Microsoft never lost its dominance on the desktop market. There is nothing for them to re-establish here. The only thing they need to establish is a stronger presence in the mobile market.
 

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Sign in to use OneNote
OneNote uses your Microsoft account to sync notes to your phone, PC, and Web.Click to expand...

We have a user with a new Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet running Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro with the latest updates and a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus. This fullscreen message will pop-up randomly whether user is idling or actively working on tablet, even if user does not have OneNote open. None of the user's OneNote Notebooks are set to synchronize or save to the web or OneDrive. In fact, OneDrive isn't even installed. User has two Notebooks, both of which I personally created for the user, and had specifically set it to keep the Notebooks local and not save anywhere else.

How do I turn this off? How do I stop this stupid fullscreen message permanently? This isn't good for Corporate/Enterprise environments.
 

Answer:Microsoft OneNote won't stop asking to sign into Microsoft account

Looks like the answer for this may lie in regedit. Check out this thread, scroll about 50% of the way down.
 

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I recently downloaded Microsoft 8.1 from 8.0.  Since then I have had several issues.  I have worked many of them out.  I needed to install the Kindle app in metro.  It wanted me to put in my local user password, I did.  Then it wanted me to log into my Microsoft account, with password, I did.  Then it wanted a code number.  I put that in.  Then it wanted to put all my documents, pictures, and settings into the cloud. That was something I was unsure whether to do or not.  If I agree to that, it then wants to switch me from my local user account, to my Microsoft account.  I don't want to do that.  Why can't I just keep my local user account?  If I do allow this to happen, I will automatically go to Metro won't I?  I don't want to start in Metro.  I want to start in the desktop, which is where I spend most of my time.  I also read this somewhere, and you had to be on the internet and logged in Microsoft to use your computer.  Is this right?  If it is, I surely do NOT want to do that.  I wish I had stayed with 8.0.  It worked fine there.  Now it has become a royal pain in the rear.

Answer:why does Microsoft want me to switch in metro to Microsoft account?

Nothing will change in your personal account, when you sign in as a microsoft account.  It will backup your profile, so if you end up buying a new machine, or having to reinstall Windows 8.x, everything will come back up on your computer as it was (desktop picture, user picture).  As for Metro, you do not need to use Metro, to run the Kindle App.
 
The best thing is to not use Metro, use the desktop, and load the desktop version of the Kindle app instead.  The only person making this a royal pita, is you, not Microsoft.

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Yesterday at 16:53 GMT+1 my account was accessed, with either my own pretty safe password (Changed it already) Or a workaround for badguys is being used (Keylogger, using Microsoft Safety Scanner now to check anything MBAM can't find)
and a Microsoft IP is be´ng spoofed.  That, or one of the MicroGods used special powers to obtain or circumvent my password.
Either way, I need your assistance in tracing this security incident. 
I know I'm a Microsoft Enthousiast / Evangelist / MCP / MCTS, who invested much, but not for the last time, in Certification, and my TechNet contract still has some days left. So, in my humble opinion I'm asking the right person here. Also
because the IP-address used for this never seen before activity, is located in Bellevue. Let me state clearly, I trust Microsoft, and have very little to hide from you, but if you're going to look into my account in an Obvious way, that's weird. Your Godmode
should be able to not leave a trace in my security log. So in that case a peer of yours wanted me to contact Microsoft, and again, I want to know the reason. What was done. Why? And why from the States?
As for hacking and IP-spoofing: Everything is logged everywhere nowadays, at least transactions are, so I hope you could help me find out where the hypothetical malicious access is being performed from.
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Answer:My Microsoft Account was accessed by a Microsoft IP, can you explain please?

It is better to keep in touch with Microsoft Account support team to investigate it . If Microsoft was really wanted to hack into your system, they were smart enough not do it directly from their office. It is possible someone used IP Spoofing, which means
using certain software to produce fake IP Address. So let say, if you are in Europe, it will produce IP to websites which display you are in U.S.

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Hi
I opened Microsoft Store today after a windows 10 App update for Microsoft Store =11712-1001-11-0., found I was logged in with my Microsoft Account, which I should not have been.

I signed out but when I open Microsoft Store i am signed in again with my Microsoft account..
Win 10 Pro version 1709 Build 16299.192

Edit The only other update I have done was KB4056892

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I have been using Windows 10 for about a week. I set up two accounts - one administrator, the other regular user. When attempting to update Windows 10, I got a message saying because I did not login a Microsoft account, some updates couldn't be downloaded. So, I had to create a Microsoft account. At the end of creating the account, there was a message saying from then on, I would login the Microsoft account. That is not what I want. I want to use the administrator and user accounts on daily basis and only use the Microsoft account when downloading updates.

My questions are:

1. can I get updates without login a Microsoft account?
2. If not, can I login the existing administrator and user accounts on daily basis and only login the Microsoft account to get updates?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:local account/Microsoft account

You do not need a Microsoft account to get Windows updates.

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Wanted to ask for upside and downside of changing my local/admin account to a Microsoft account. I don't understand other than being able to go into the Microsoft store.

I am seriously considering dumping 8.1 and installing 7 to match my desktop. This is a recent install on a laptop.
Pain in the butt so far!!

Answer:Local Account/microsoft account

Hi there Needlenoses and welcome to Eight Forums!

If I understand your question correctly you want to know the difference between a local account and a 'Microsoft account'.

Well... first of all. You will need you Microsoft account to sign in at the App store before you can download any apps. This however does not mean that you must use the Microsoft account to sign in at your computer. You can still do that with a local account.
When signing in with a local account all the information is stored locally on your pc. Just as in the 'old' days. When signing in with a Microsoft Account some information is being stored in the cloud. That way, when you logon onto another Windows 8 device, you get the same experience everywhere. That is the main difference between the two ways to sign in.

I.e. I use the Microsoft account to sign in. So weather or not I am using my Surface or my Desktop....I have the same settings on both devices automaticaly. As well as the same Start etc. I like that :-).

These two tutorials should provide some more interesting information:
Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8
Greetz,

Rover

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Hi,
I sign into my PC with a Microsoft Account. What happens if something goes wrong and you cant get into the Microsoft Account for some reason meaning that you cant sign into the PC (if account gets hacked or something similar)? Is it also recommended to set up a Local Account in my name on the PC as well just in case of an emergency like this?
Obviously my Microsoft Account has Administrator priveleges. Would I need to set up the Local Account as a Standard or Administrator Account? I wouldn't be using the Local Account at all..it would just be there in case of an emergency so would it be OK to leave both my Microsoft Account and the new Local account set to Adminstrator accounts or is only one account at a time allowed to have Administrator priveleges?

Answer:Should I set up a Local Account on PC as well as a Microsoft Account?

sportsfan148 said:

Hi,
I sign into my PC with a Microsoft Account. What happens if something goes wrong and you cant get into the Microsoft Account for some reason meaning that you cant sign into the PC (if account gets hacked or something similar)? Is it also recommended to set up a Local Account in my name on the PC as well just in case of an emergency like this?
Obviously my Microsoft Account has Administrator priveleges. Would I need to set up the Local Account as a Standard or Administrator Account? I wouldn't be using the Local Account at all..it would just be there in case of an emergency so would it be OK to leave both my Microsoft Account and the new Local account set to Adminstrator accounts or is only one account at a time allowed to have Administrator priveleges?



It's okay to leave both as Admin, but some changes might take place over the two accounts which may leave you scratching your head!

For example, be careful to be user specific when installing new software to either account.
Some software already installed may automatically make changes to the other account as well.

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Primary user here on this computer...if I set up PC as a Local Account do I need a password?
I use Outlook as my mail server. Will I have to enter my Microsoft Account password to use Outlook if I initially set up PC as a local account. Basically I want to boot up not needing a password since I am the only one accessing the PC

Answer:Microsoft Account vs. Local Account

Hello bgotswals,

It doesn't matter since you can set Windows 10 to automatically sign in to a local or Microsoft account at startup using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I'm just wondering what everyone's take is on the whole thing. For me, I find having everything linked to my Microsoft account to be kind of useful.

Answer:Do you use a Local account or Microsoft account?

Originally Posted by FuturDreamz


. For me, I find having everything linked to my Microsoft account to be kind of useful.



Specially with Win10 coming and I can sync everything then. Or after a reinstall it speeds setting everything back-up. Plus then I don't have "everything" just at home on my PCs but can access over all.

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Hey all,
I cant figure out how to do this. I am running Windows 8.1 on my Samsung Slate 7 tablet.
I have a Credit in my Microsoft account (converted xbox points and app credit), I want to buy an app in the Windows 8 store but, I want to pay with the credit I have in my MS account. When I go into billing options, it only shows my credit card/debit card I have on file with Microsoft but, No option for selecting your Microsoft account.
So last night, I tried to get MS chat to ask this question, transfered to someone who blind transfered me to China support, then to Mexio support, then back to US and was told he could not help me. I gave up after about 45 min. What a nightmare...but, other times they were ok, so one bad thing, not too bad.
SO, how do I buy a app in the Windows 8/8.1 store with my Microsoft credits? Didn't MS say it would be used across the board ?
Is this possable right now ? Or a 8.1 bug ?

Answer:{Q} Win 8.1 and Ms account, how can I buy an app with my Microsoft account funds ?

Unfortunately I don't think you can do that

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Hi,

I do not have a Microsoft account but I'd like to set up an Windows account for my child (6 years old).

I would like to basically restrict everything, and just let her play a couple of games.

It is very important that she is not allowed to delete, change or destroy anything.

Can this be done somehow?

Thank you.

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I updated to 8.1 yesterday and noticed that it went to a Microsoft Account. I switched it back to a Local Account. I installed a few apps to check out yesterday also. Tonight I went to install an app from the store but it would not let me unless I switched to a Microsoft Account.

What happened? Did I do something to cause this?

Thanks
Jim

Answer:Microsoft Account / Local Account

If you set up a local account they want your ms info to allow you into the store, it will not change the local account. They set you up originally so all your computers link up to cloud info and their store but it is not required. Yet. :-)

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Primary user here on this computer...if I set up PC as a Local Account do I need a password?
I use Outlook as my mail server. Will I have to enter my Microsoft Account password to use Outlook if I initially set up PC as a local account. Basically I want to boot up not needing a password since I am the only one accessing the PC

Answer:Microsoft Account vs. Local Account

Hello bgotswals,

It doesn't matter since you can set Windows 10 to automatically sign in to a local or Microsoft account at startup using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below.

Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

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I have been using Windows 10 for about a week. I set up two accounts - one administrator, the other regular user. When attempting to update Windows 10, I got a message saying because I did not login a Microsoft account, some updates couldn't be downloaded. So, I had to create a Microsoft account. At the end of creating the account, there was a message saying from then on, I would login the Microsoft account. That is not what I want. I want to use the administrator and user accounts on daily basis and only use the Microsoft account when downloading updates.

My questions are:

1. can I get updates without login a Microsoft account?
2. If not, can I login the existing administrator and user accounts on daily basis and only login the Microsoft account to get updates?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:local account/Microsoft account

You do not need a Microsoft account to get Windows updates.

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I have used Hotmail for over a decade. When I got a Windows Phone it was awesome to see everything come together with my contacts so that my Hotmail account was the primary contact list with links to Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
I've been a Windows Insider since January. Just in the past week or so I've noticed I have a new calendar called "Microsoft Account" showing up on all my devices. And now in Windows 10 People App it asks if I want to add new contacts to my Microsoft Account or Outlook. What is this about? I have not linked any other Outlook\Microsoft accounts to my Windows 10 device. It would seem that suddenly Office\Outlook is now divorced from my Microsoft Account or at best operating in parallel. Does anyone know what is going on? Why are they creating yet another account database? I want all my contacts in one place and not across two account databases.

Answer:Why do I now have a Microsoft Account and an Outlook Account?

Same as you...
I suppose (hope) it will be rectified in a future build/version.

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trying to log out because the family set up

Answer:How do I log out of my Microsoft account on my Microsoft Lumia 640?

Not possible on Windows Phone 8.1. The functionality has been added to Windows Mobile 10

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go here please http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1027345321#post1027345321
 

Answer:XP needs to be verified....

Don't try to reopen locked threads.

ESPECIALLY threads about illegal activities.
 

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How do I get verified so I can upload links to my messages. I get an error message when I try to upload a link that says I can't do it until I'm verified. Can someone either Please verify me or tell me what I must do to get verified. Thanks.

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Question: Microsoft account

Hi all! i really need your help i have lumia 520 yesterday i made update and installed windows 8.1, so every time i try to dowload game i should enter Microsoft account my user name is alreaddy entered but password, i forgot it i tried to remind or change it but it didnot work, please i need your Help!

Answer:Microsoft account

You don't need to enter the password every time once you have logged into your Microsoft account. Just create your Microsoft account once in email+accounts & its done. If you forgot your password or something, I cannot help you. You need to get out of that yourself

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In Windows 8 I understand it is better to login using a Microsoft Account.

Do I have to have a HOTMAIL account or can I use my own email address?
Also do I have to get a Microsoft Account before getting Windows 8 or can I get it when I first get Windows 8 as part of the setup?

If i have to get it before, where do I get it from?

All help much appreciated
 

Answer:W8 Microsoft account

Get your Microsoft account from www.outlook.com (the new name for Hotmail). The email account name will be [email protected] (Hotmail and Live.com accounts are no longer available but will work if you already have one).

If you set up before getting your Microsoft account, set up as a Local Account, get your Outlook.com account, then go into Settings (Setting Charm), PC Settings, Users, Switch to a Microsoft Account.
 

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Hi,

I just bought a Windows 8 laptop and am in the process of setting it up. One thing I keep coming across is that I keep being asked if I have a Microsoft account or whether I want to set one up. hat is a Mirosoft Account and what does it let me do? Is it possible that I already have one but know it by a different name e.g. Windows Live or something?
 

Answer:What is a Microsoft account?

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Question: Microsoft account

Recently i changed some of my security settings in my account, now i have To wait 30 days, in the mean Time i can use my account only not the security settings section. Here is the problem, i cant use my account anymore on my Windows Phone, when i want To download an app or see my mail a screen pops up, You recently changed something in your account if This was You press next, and after that it should be ok. But that is not the case, it just goed back to the You recently changed something screen, anyone has a solution?, please i cant do much with my phone with This problem

Answer:Microsoft account

You might have to log on through a browser, preferably PC or laptop & change your password.....
& if that doesn't work, well a simple solution would be to create & use an alternate account for the time being

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Ever since I did the 1607 update I am getting a message to "fix" my Microsoft account so that apps can use other devices.
I have always used a local account to log in.
What is it actually asking me to do?
Thanks.

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I have the product ID ( long number) and user name ( letters and figures / my full name) of my old PC but not the Microsoft account.I have received a lap top which I would like to use with the PC but again I have been asked the account which I don't have.

Answer:how to get the Microsoft account of my old PC?

What microsoft account is it asking for/when does the request appear? Are you trying to network the two computers together?The windows product ID is pretty much meaningless. It's generated when windows is first installed and is displayed in lieu of the product key. I can't think of any reason it would ask for either the ID or key in relation to your problem so it must be looking for something else.Don't forget to preorder your Hatch green chili for this fall. Many vendors ship world-wide.

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I am having no particular problem that I know of but I keep receiving in my windows 10 a message saying "You need to fix your Microsoft Account". What do I do? I didn't even know it was bad.

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Question: Microsoft Account

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NavyLCDR said:

... The reason they do that is if the user replaces the motherboard or gets a new computer, they can log into their MS account on the new computer and transfer the license from the old computer to the new computer via the MS account... If he creates a MS account - or changes his login to a MS account, that digital license will attach itself to his MS account.



I've got about 6 PCs with Windows 10.
None of them use a Microsoft account at log on.
Two of them may be aware of my Microsoft account, via their forums.

Is there any advantage in telling the others?

Answer:Microsoft Account

What are you talking about? Who are they?

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Hi All, I don't need to establish a Microsoft Account for privacy reasons as I'm the only user, but may I ask if I need one to receive the 1511 new WIN10 upgrade? I also tried to download a few Apps from the APP Store, and it asks for my Microsoft Account. If I click close, and try to download the APP the progress bar just keeps going and going, no app. Can some one please reply with an answer to thease questions? Thanks

Answer:Microsoft Account necessary?

Apps need MS account. You can upgrade with a local account. I did this on my Lenovo K450 running Win 10 Pro X64. Upgraded from RTM (10240) to TH2 (1511/10386).

With TH2 you can now use Cortana with a local account.

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in order to get Cortana started up it asks for my Microsoft account(outlook right?) email and password- which I put in then it asks me to repeat my old password one last time and when I do - it tells me it's an incorrect password. I have tried everything-creating a new account with a different email and new password and it will not let me in to get Cortana started. The settings are on in the task bar- it just will not let me in and get started-HELP!!!!!

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I have only one account setup on my laptop running Windows 10 Pro Build 10586.36. That is my Microsoft account with administrator rights. When I boot my laptop the login screen shows my Microsoft account name and a prompt for my password. If I correctly input my password, Windows proceeds to my desktop as normal. However, if I incorrectly (accidentally) mistype my password, instead of stopping and prompting an alert that the password is incorrect, Windows seems to proceed by creating a new (local?) account in the background (i.e. I see a message "preparing desktop".) It then loads the new deskop, which is exactly what I do not want. How do I stop this behaviour? If I mistype my Microsoft password at the login screen, I simply want a prompt to re-enter my password. Note that there is no local account that I myself created.

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Question: Microsoft account

Hi, my Microsoft account does not work. Each time I try to install a new app from the store on my Nokia lumina 620, it keeps saying Microsoft account service is unavailable,try again later. This has been happening for the past 2 months. What can I do

Answer:Microsoft account

Maybe you should try reseting the phone to factory defaults, and configure your account again
Go to Settings--->About--->Reset your phone
I experienced the same problem and solved it reseting the phone.

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