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Connect Active Directory account to existing Windows 8 account

I have a problem with AD installation. We have just migrated from LDAP based authentication to Active Directory authentication. Everything runs perfectly but one thing. People already have their own ...
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How do I unlink OneDrive using settings on Windows 8.1

I log in to my laptop with my gmail account but I cannot unlink the integrated OneDrive to access my existing onedrive account (user ID is an @live.com account). When I right-click the task bar and ...
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Windows 8.1 user account creation problems

I am running a fully patched Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit OS which I use as my development PC along with a few other tasks. The problem I have is when creating users accounts when I am signed in under my ...
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Why does windows live reject my calendar?

I have an ICS calendar hosted at http://efw27.user.srcf.net:8080/IA/lent/178-180.ics. Google calendar is just fine with it, but when I try to subscribe to it on calendar.live.com, I get the error: ...
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Add Windows 8.1 user: Service unavailable

When I try to add a user with Microsoft Live account via PC-Settings (german Windows 8.1) I get the message "The service is currently unavailable. Please try again later.", for several days now. While ...
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Is Microsoft's Photosynth app blocked in China?

I've been making photosynths for a few years on my travels but in China I can't seem to log in via the Photosynth app. I get this error: (In fact I hadn't realized until now that it's tied in to ...
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Search mail content in WLM (Windows Live Mail)

I can search the word in mail subject or sender/receiver of a mail easily as: But, I want to search a word in mail content. I tried following: But the "Message" option greyed out! Why? How to ...
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Can't login into Windows 8.1 - password field limited to 9 characters?

I just bought a new Windows 8 Dell Vostro 5470 laptop. I signed in with my Live account, which I use on my main computer everyday. I upgraded into Windows 8.1, and set up fingerprint authentication ...
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Microsoft account two factor authentication: forget only a particular app-password?

So I set up two factor authentication on my Microsoft account (aka Windows Live ID or whatever they are calling it this month). Then I had to setup some application specific password for applications ...
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How to install/upgrade to Windows 8.1 RTM without a Microsoft account

When I installed Windows 8, I deliberately chose not to use a Microsoft account to sign in. I like to keep things separate, and just logon with a tradional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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How can I transfer all of my contacts from Google to Live.com

I have linked my Google account to Live.com, and now my Google contacts are visible in Live.com. However, I would rather copy all of the contact data into Live.com, so that I can shut down my Google ...
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How to see tasks in Calendar both Windows 8 application and web application calendar.live.com

May be I'm missing something obvious but... I can't see my tasks neither in Windows 8 Calendar application nor in web version (which is synced with Windows 8). By the way creation of tasks is ...
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Multiple windows Live versions?

Today Steam asked me to do a little hardware and software survey and I thought, why not. After the survey you see the results. Most of it was pretty obvious except for this part: Συλλογή φωτογραφιών ...
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Adding domain alias for already running account @ domains.live.com

I'm really having some problems to get straight answer from Microsoft Community: ...
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Download Office 2013 without Windows Live

I need to install Office 2013 on an end user's PC but am being asked to log into Windows Live to retrieve the install. Is there any workaround for this as I don't want the install associated with my ...
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Where is skydrive in outlook.com [closed]

I used to use Skydrive in live/hotmail.com. The step is login my account then click skydrive tab. But now when I login live/hotmail, it is redirected to outlook.com, I can't find skydrive anymore. ...
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My account gets locked out of the Windows domain

I work in a BYOD environment and my laptop still have Windows 7. Every so often I get locked out of the domain at our company and have to phone the IS helpdesk and ask them to unlock my account. ...
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Storage location of video tags in Windows Live Photo Gallery

I know that Windows Live Photo Gallery 2011 stores people tags and other metadata like ratings in the photos themselves (see a very similar question about photos here). I'd like to know if the ...
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What user activity does Microsoft monitor on a Windows 8 machine? [closed]

With Windows 8 requiring a Microsoft Live account for login does that mean Microsoft is monitoring user activity? If so, what? Is the need for a Live account primarily for Metro apps and usage, or ...
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Windows 8 / Live ID / Service logon credentials

Which logon credentials can one use to run a windows service with different permissions than "Local System" when the user is logged in using his Windows Live ID? I have developed a windows service ...
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Should I create a new Windows Live ID for Windows 8?

Currently I'm using a local account to log into Windows 8. Back when I was setting up my Windows Phone for the first time I used my existing WL ID and it imported all my MSN Messenger contacts (which ...
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Windows 8 PC added to trusted list but still thinks it's untrusted

I just upgraded both my PCs to Windows 8 x64 and I went through the process to add my PCs to the trusted list on Windows Live. Both computers appear on the list in my account settings online, but ...
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Windows 8 live account while disconnected

I assumed that a connection was needed in order to login with a live ID, but I discovered that windows 8 allows me to log in even without internet. This is convenient as I wouldn't want to be locked ...
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How do I change the Windows Live account that my OneNote Syncs with?

I am using OneNote 2010 and I want to change the account it syncs with but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone know how?
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Having a personal AND school-vended skydrive account with Windows 8

I'm running into a bit of trouble trying to solve this problem. When I first set up Windows 8, I made my own personal Windows live account - with a sensible user name that I desired and my own ...
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Change Windows 8 login from Live id to local account

Windows 8 asks for my Live login details when I login - I'd prefer to use a local password separate from my Live password. Is it possible to use a local password? What do I lose out on if I don't use ...
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Reset Windows Live account for Windows 8

I have used the German release preview of Windows 8 and after installing the RTM available via MSDN my apps which were synced got automatically installed. However I have the English version of Win 8 ...
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Is there any way to change computer names on SkyDrive?

I've wiped my hard drive a few times I have a couple things called "Computer-Name, Computer-Name-1" and it's extremely annoying. I could just uninstall SkyDrive, but I have 19GB of files I don't want ...
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how to turn off Windows Live automatic updating?

I'm running Win 7 home edition. I have turned off automatic updates. But today I just opened Windows Movie Maker and after sometime I got a message saying windows live updates are ready to be ...
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Windows 8 login with Live ID without local account

We have just got Windows 8 Release Preview installed in our offices. We wanted to open it up for viewing to the public and I'd like to know if there is a way to let people log in with their Windows ...
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Is this my Windows Live account spamming, or just a spoofed sender?

Recently a friend told me he had been sent spam from one of my email addresses, and today I got bounced spam which had that email address as recipient. This email address was connected to MSN ...
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WP7 Contact sync with live does not work without “touching” the contact

I connected my WP7 with my Live account, in order to Sync the contacts. By the way these contacts comes from a GMail account, but I don't think it is strictly a problem. Apparently none of the ...
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How do I remove my SkyDrive information from Office?

I store my OneNote notebooks on SkyDrive. On my work computers, Office 2010 retains my SkyDrive info (I installed the sign in assistant as suggested; I don't know what effect this has). I'm now ...
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Sync hotmail calendar with outlook (Without Outlook Connector!)

I have a slightly weird request, but will explain why I need this below. I want to sync my Hotmail Calendar and Contacts with an Outlook account, without using Outlook Connector and without syncing ...
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How recover account and emails from Windows Live Mail?

First I change the path of the C:\Users\Valter\Documents to D:\Document\Windows (in Windows 7 Professional) and when I enter in the my Windows Live Mail, my account and emails gone. How do I recover ...
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How to publish from iPhoto to windows live?

Is it possible to publish photos in iPhoto to Windows Live Photos? Is there a plugin to iPhoto that will enable this?
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Remove dead computer from Live Mesh

I have Windows Live Mesh set up on a few machines I use frequently. I previously had it set up on a work machine at a company I'm no longer at--but didn't think to uninstall it from that computer ...
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All Windows Live Messenger chat being emailed to me

So for some reason I'm receiving emails from the person I'm chatting with containing the chat log of the last several lines of the conversation. This has happened with 2 different people only since I ...
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Microsoft announced support for OpenID a few years ago. Where do I find it? [closed]

A few years ago Microsoft said that Windows Live ID would be an OpenID provider. Have they actually gotten around to implementing it, and if so, where is the service URL?
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How to view an unlisted Photosynth, without a Windows Live account? [closed]

I created this unlisted (but now stated in public) photosynth People are required to log into a Windows Live account to see it. Is there a public link to it that I can share?
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Stop Live Messenger From Syncing Window Status Between Computers

Okay, so a minor annoyance has started to become a really bad annoyance lately. If I have WLM (v 15.4 right now) open on multiple computers (or on my phone, through Trillian), and close a conversation ...
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Display issue in “newer” Microsoft programs in Windows 7

I migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits and I encountered a display issue in some Microsoft/Windows Live products that did not exist in Windows XP (the same programs do not have this ...
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Location of Microsoft Live Sign-in Helper credentials on Windows 7

When I go to live.com using Internet Explorer 9, with the Microsoft Live Sign-in Helper, it used to show all my Live IDs. I could then click on any one of them, and it would sign in. A tab crashed ...
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What trickery does Microsoft employ that makes it difficult or impossible to save your Live login credentials?

On Microsoft's Live single sign on system they seem to employ some kind of trickery to prevent browsers from wanting to save passwords. (Or at the very least Firefox behaves as such). I have the ...
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Cannot download/install Internet Explorer 9 and Live Essentials 2011

I have performed a fresh Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installation yesterday. The installation was a charm (as always). I successfully installed all the drivers and software that I needed without ...
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Change billing country Windows Live / Zune

When I registered my Live account, I had the country set to US - primarily because at the time I was going to explore getting a Zune pass. I never ended up getting it and now want to change my account ...
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Windows Live Mesh: “It is already being synced, contains folders that are already being synced, or is in a folder that is already being synced.”

On my Windows 7 x64 laptop, I'm trying to sync My Documents using Mesh (version 15.4.3502.922) but I keep getting this error: This folder can't be synced. It is already being synced, contains ...
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Contacts gets automatically updated

A lot of my friends are using the new Windows Live Messenger 2011. So everyone only views a first name and surname. My friends think: "I want some dots and commas in my name". So they change their ...
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Set framerate equal to the number of frames in Windows Live Movie Maker

I have rendered exactly 60 frames in a 3D animation tool. Now I want to create a 2 second 30 FPS movie using those 60 frames. How do I accomplish this in Windows Live Movie Maker?
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Logging into Skydrive using IE9 sends me into a redirect loop

When I try to login to https://skydrive.live.com/ using Internet Explorer 9 I get into a redirect loop where I'm redirected to https://login.live.com/, then back to https://skydrive.live.com/, then to ...