"Microsoft account" is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to services like Hotmail, Messenger, SkyDrive, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, or Outlook.com. Over time, all Microsoft ...

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Windows 10 account email not updating on computer

I changed my Microsoft account email a while ago (likely more than 6 months), but my computer login email has not updated to the changed email and still uses the old one. The computer now seems to be ...
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How do you prevent Microsoft Edge from automatically logging in to Microsoft Account?

(As also asked in this unanswered forum post) Problem You are logged into a Windows 10 system using your Microsoft Account Opening the Edge browser creates a Microsoft Account session for you ...
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Is there a way to do a clean windows 10 installation using my Microsoft account but without copying my old user settings?

I have been using windows 8/10 for some time now and I also have a MS account. That means that every time I do a new installation, my settings are copied across devices. I bought a new laptop and even ...
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Can I use the Windows 8 mail app with Exchange without adding a Microsoft Account?

I am using Windows 8 at work. Our Exchange server is configured to allow access from the Windows 8 mail app. Unfortunately, I cannot figure out how to use the mail app without first adding a Microsoft ...
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How to delete skype chat history stored on hotmail/live/outlook.com?

Please note, I'm not talking about the skype chat history on the skype software, which I can easly delete by going to Tools/Options/Privacy, etc... I'm talking about that all of my chat conversations ...
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Remove or reset Windows 10 password

I have forgotten my Windows 10 local account password. But I still have access to my PC, as I have set up a "pin". Now I want to change to an online account. How can I do that without knowing my local ...
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How can I log on to Windows 10 without internet?

I set up a Microsoft account on my Windows 10 computer. Now without warning it won't let me log on without internet access. It asks me for the last password as I am offline, but will not accept this ...
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How to forget/remove username in Windows 8 Store - account deleted

I deleted a Windows Live/Microsoft account (I have others) that I was using for the Windows Store on one of my PCs. Now I can't use the store at all because it wants a password for that particular ...
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How to make sure that Windows 10 has successfully synced all of my computer settings?

I'm using Windows 10 Home (10.0.10586.104) and already check-boxed all of the Sync Setting including all of the Individual Sync Setting. Unfortunately, i don't receive any notifications from action ...
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Can't sign in to Windows 10 with Microsoft account

I'm trying to follow this answer: Edit your registry HKEY_USERS.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\StoredIdentities Here, you will see the account that is giving you trouble. Delete ...
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Can't sign into onenote desktop App on Windows 7

I just downloaded latest Onenote desktop app(2016) and installed it, Now when I click sign in a small window opens which asks for my email id and password. After I enter, the window disappears and it ...
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Office 2016 activation process

We bought 10 licenses for MS Office 2016 Home & Business. I crashed with the activation problem and thanks God, I took note of which license I used in which workstation. I created a MS account for ...
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Microsoft Account Recovery Form

I've been attempting to access my Microsoft Account (all roads on Microsoft websites lead back to the same form), so here goes: I've forgotten my password, so I follow the "Forgot Password" link, ...
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Profile was replaced when I signed on to my Microsoft account

I am trying to set up my mom's computer. It is running Win 10 upgraded from Win 7. I created a standard profile for her and named it Joxxxxxxx. I was went to Windows Store to get some programs/apps ...
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Can't sign in with MS Account (Win 10)

When I click in "Sign in with Microsoft Account instead" in Start\Settings\Acounts nothing happens. Can anyone help me?
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Username is just email on Windows

When I created my account on my computer, I chose to link it to my Microsoft account. My username (user directory name, other stuff too) is #####_000 where ##### is the first five letters of my email ...
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What happens to a Microsoft account if a custom domain expires?

My family uses Microsoft accounts to logon to our PCs, OneDrive, etc. All of our accounts belong to a custom domain (*@something.dk) that I have purchased. What happens to our Microsoft accounts (and ...
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Why I can login with my old password in Windows 10?

I've changed my Microsoft account password in Windows 10. The new password works. But I can also login with my old password! What's the problem? It looks like that after login with the new password ...
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Update account on win10

I upgraded my laptop to win10 few months ago and I use it almost exclusively for web browsing, then two days ago I used one note application and I need to login with my account microsoft (an hotmail ...
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How can I add my Microsoft Account calendar to Outlook 2016?

I use a custom email address, stijn@example.com, as my Microsoft account. I use it for both my Windows 10 device and Windows 10 Mobile device. On the mobile device, it serves as the account for my ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from Syncing Settings on Initial Setup

I am stuck at setting up my laptop. My goal is to install Windows 10 with my Microsoft account linked. No problem so far. But as soon as I sign up for the first time with my Microsoft account, my ...
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Disconnect Microsoft account from my local account

I was happily using local account on my Windows 8/8.1 machine. Was. Today I wanted to install some app from Windows Store. I wanted to assess some UX scenario in it. To do so I had to sign in using my ...
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How can I sync SkyDrive/OneDrive on Windows 8.1 when signing in to PC with local account?

I have previously asked how I can install, or upgrade to, Windows 8.1, without using a Microsoft account, because "I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a tradional local account. Any ...
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How to choose Windows 10 user account sync priority during setup?

I have 2 computers both running Windows 10, one of which is brand new. When I setup the new computer, I signed in using Microsoft account, expecting the new computer to sync the settings from the old ...
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How to connect Windows 10 (joined to Samba) to a Microsoft account?

After joining Windows 10 (1511) to a Samba domain, domain users are unable to sign in to the Microsoft store. It just fails with an unspecific error. This not only affects the store app, but also the ...
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Use Microsoft account but with local password instead

So when I got Windows 10, I was trying to setup Cortana and all those other fun apps, and it asked me to log in with my Microsoft account. But when I logged in with my Microsoft account, it switched ...
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What is the purpose of the “Other accounts you use” list in Windows 10?

What is the purpose of the "Other accounts you use" list in Windows 10 under "Settings - Accounts - Your account"? Specifically, I have two Microsoft accounts and I'm often wanting to access online ...
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How can I change the email associated with my Windows 10 account?

I switched to Windows 10 but the email address I gave it was not the email address that I want associated with the account (the instructions were not clear). How do I change my account to be with ...
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Windows 10 File-System Permissions (iTunes Folder Locked)

I recently had a problem with my iTunes, saying it has insufficient permissions to start. I tried to see where could be possible I don't have enough permissions on my C: drive (I am an administrator ...
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How to share any folder without password in Windows 8/10 in a home network if a Microsoft account is involved?

My question is: How to set up file sharing correctly, in a home network, with Windows 8/10, so sharing any folder with "Everyone" (File Explorer->Right click on folder->Properties->Sharing->...
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How to remove Microsoft school account?

I created a school account with my school e-mail address for using the Office. Office for students I thought this would give permission for desktop use of Word, Excel and Powerpoint for free. Get ...
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Stop Microsoft Office switching account signed into

I have two Microsoft Accounts: one for my personal use and another through my University. I sign into my computer (my personal computer) using my personal account, but am signed in to Microsoft ...
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Can't access network path of localhost specified with a host

I use Windows. Using Run window, I type \\127.0.0.1 and enter. Viola, a window appears that shows my shared folder, a network view of my PC. Now I add a simple DNS entry to the C:\Windows\System32\...
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Reset synced Microsoft Account settings

So I've been having some problems with my Windows 10 PCs. My Microsoft account is a child account (don't even ask why), and occasionally, Family Safety will just shut off. Well, not completely shut ...
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Windows 10 Revert/Switch From Microsoft Account to Local Account

I've been struggling to revert my windows login from a microsoft account to a local account. There are many tutorials on the web but the solution presented involve an option that I cannot see: I'm ...
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What user's settings does microsoft account save in the cloud?

I noticed that when i log in with my MS account on Windows 10 PC it not only restores my appearence settings (i.e. wallpaper). It also remembers things like cmd.exe settings (fonts, selection), ...
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How to link Windows 10 domain user account to Microsoft account?

I've just installed build 10130 of the Windows 10 Insider Preview on my desktop, and after joining my domain, I noticed that the usual option to link my domain user account to a Microsoft account ...
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Can't change local account to microsoft account (Windows 10)

I have the following problem: I made an upgrade from Win 7 to Win 10 All my files and settings were overtaken I have a local admin-account When I enter my microsoft-account in cortana the login-...
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I want to sign in my microsoft account but use local account

This is a company terminal but it would be easy for me if I could just sign in my Microsoft account. I am allowed to sign in any of my account but I am not allowed to change the local password of this ...
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How can I have different backgrounds on different computers?

So I have two Windows 8 VMs. I want to set one's theme to blue/black colors and the others to red colors. The reason I want these different is that I will be using the VMs simultaneously. One is 32 ...
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Can't switch to microsoft account

I can't sign in to the Microsoft account in settings or Store. This is my second install of Windows10 Home X64 on my HP Desktop The previous install was Windows 7 X64 Home. The fault still occurs. ...
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Azure and Office 365 with same login

Since Windows 10 was released my environment starts behaving strange. I have to accounts at Microsoft: A Microsoft Account foo@sample.com An O365 acccount foo@sample.com Until last wednesday ...
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How can I make Windows 8.1 NOT sync across devices?

I was wondering if there is a setting somewhere that will let me make Windows 8.1 not sync things like wallpapers, lock screens, and such across multiple devices with the same MS account. I have a ...
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How to choose a username when using a Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

As noted in my other question, Windows assigns a strange username (<login>_000) when logging in with a Microsoft Account to a computer for the first time. It is quite difficult to change this ...
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Can't sign in to Windows Live from OneNote

My laptop runs on Windows 7, and this is the first time I've tried syncing my OneNote notebooks onto the web. I already have a SkyDrive account set up, but whenever I try logging into it through ...
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Can't log in to Microsoft account on Windows 10

Today I installed Windows 10, everything went well and I can now use it normally. But I can't sign in to any applications that use the Microsoft account (Store, Mail, Calendar, ...) which causes some ...
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Cannot sign in to Microsoft Account (Cortana) using Win10

I've just upgraded to Win10, and I am trying to sign into my Microsoft Account in order to use Cortana, however I am caught in a loop and it won't accept my credentials. The credentials are ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 10 RTM without a Microsoft account

Does Windows 10 still wants to logon with a Microsoft account instead of a local account? If yes, is there a way to workaround this?
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Copying user account credentials in Windows

Say I have 2 Windows installation on the same machine. How can I copy accounts from one to the other, so that file-rights are the same on the instances? This is regular accounts, Microsoft accounts, ...
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Keep wallpapers specific to individual PC under the same Microsoft account in 8.1

I have several Windows 8.1 machines, but finally set up my first with dual monitors. I log in with my Microsoft account on them all to maintain the experience between them all. However, I added a dual-...