"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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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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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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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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Using windows 8.1 in a company

We migrated a few of our PC's to Windows 8 and are now facing the problem that you are forced to register a Microsoft account in order to access the 8.1 Update and/or use office 2013. We dont feel ...
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How to remove settings from a Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

When installing Windows 8 for the first time, I did not create a Microsoft account, and just installed as the local user. However I recently updated to Windows 8.1 and it forces you to use a ...
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Will Visual Studio 2013 marry it's current product key to my account if I sign-in?

I just recently switch from using Visual Studio 2010 to Visual Studio 2013 at work. Visual Studio 2013 is registered with an MSDN product key that the company pays for. I am new to the concept of ...
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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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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 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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Enable windows server 2012 R2 to use Microsoft account connection

Is there anyway to enable windows server 2012 R2 to use Microsoft account connection like any account on windows 8.1 can. I understand that this is not exactly the correct way to run a server, but I'...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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How can I set Microsoft Account permissions for shares without regards to domain on Windows 8?

I have folder A on computer A and I am mapping network drive on computer B to \VPN_IP\A, but I want full control permissions to the share from computer B. Both computers use the same Microsoft ...
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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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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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How does the Microsoft Account work w/o authentication on Windows 8?

I would like to gain some understanding of the Microsoft Account authentication for Windows 8.1. Indeed, Windows 8.1 distinguish the local accounts (like it was in all previous versions since Windows ...
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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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How can I log into Windows 8 (Microsoft account) whilst offline?

From what I've read, Windows should cache the last used password and I should be able to login even when offline, but this isn't the case -- using my Microsoft password is prompting me to use my last ...
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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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Microsoft Account activation incomplete (invalid email)

I created MS Account by entering an incorrect email address. Then I assigned to that account (prior to activation) promotional product Office 2013 (upgrade from 2010) using the site office.com/offer. ...
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Workaround for Microsoft account 5 PC limit

Apparently I can only use my Microsoft account on a maximum of 5 Windows 8 installations before I see the following message: You've reached the PC limit for your account Does anyone have any ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do you recover a Skype account by using a Microsoft account?

I created a Skype account using email way. Then I had linked to Microsoft account. Over time I forgot my password to Skype and lost access to primary email. Now I can sign into Skype only using my ...
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Outlook 2013 causes Microsoft account authentication failure

When Outlook is running, it will periodically "talk" to Microsoft to validate my account, and always fails validation. By that I mean I can go into my Account activity see that each time Outlook ...
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I appear online on Windows Live Messenger when my devices are turned off

A friend has recently brought to my attention that I permanently appear online on the Windows Live Messenger chat network, even when all of my devices are turned off. The only software and services ...
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Win8.1: When logged in with my default MS account many account options don't seem to work

So I'm one of those idiots who upgraded to 8.1 allowing MS to grab a really old Hotmail account which is now my default admin account (sigh). Now I am having various account settings issues like: I ...
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Cannot attach Microsoft account. It Just keep signing in. No Error Message and nothing happens even for hours

I cannot attach Microsoft account in Windows 8. After I enter my email address, it just keeps waiting. No error message at any point. Once I just tried for signing up for a new email address from ...
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Can I sync my Microsoft Account with my Mac?

I know it's possible to access my Microsoft Account data (contacts and calendar) using ActiveSync. However, OS X does not support ActiveSync, only Exchange. I was wondering if there is a way to sync ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a Microsoft account be used for file permissions

If I use my_MicrosoftAccount@hotmail.com on two computers (A and B), can I use it for file-permissions between different machines in my network? ie Can I access files that my_MicrosoftAccount@hotmail....
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First log in with windows 8 account behind authenticating proxy

My Windows 8.1 Pro computer is within an enterprise network. To connect to the internet I need to configure and log in to an authenticating proxy server. I want that every user who has a Microsoft ...
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How to remove Microsoft Account?

I have an account that I don't use anymore. I would like to remove it in order to test some Microsoft Azure coding features. The problem is that I can't remove the account. I navigate to the account ...