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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 traditional local account. Any apps that require me to ...
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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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Exclude child folders from Live Mesh

Easy as the title says it... I want to sync up some folders and exclude child's of that or file extensions... Has anybody figured that out yet? Edit: I'm talking about Windows Live Mesh 2011
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How do you sync contacts between Outlook and Windows Live?

Does anyone know how to sync contacts in Outlook with Windows Live contacts? I’ve got Outlook Connector but all that does is makes Live contacts visible in Outlook and doesn’t actually sync them.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Webcam Support Currently Possible With Pidgin and How?

Can Pidgin currently support any kind of webcam, and if so, for what protocols, how and on what platforms?
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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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How to sync Apple Address Book with Windows Live Contacts?

It seems so easy to sync my contacts in my Apple Address Book with my Google Account, how about with my Windows Live account? I don't have Outlook, most solutions I've seen require Outlook.
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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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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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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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Sync Lotus calendar to Windows Live calendar

Is there any way I can sync my Lotus Notes calendar with a Windows Live calendar?
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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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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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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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Windows Live Messenger uninstall

A while ago, I started having problems with the install of Windows Live Messenger which came with an Aspire One netbook - video conferencing didn't work, for example. I then proceeded to attempt to ...
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Error 0x80072ee6 in Windows Live Installer

I got a message saying "A new version of MSN Live Messenger is available", but the installer failed with error "aborted:0x80004004". I googled it a bit and found this suggestion to run the Windows ...
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Windows live messenger installation on Server 2003 64bit

How to install windows live messenger on windows server 2003 64 bit enterprise edition?
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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 do I change my Live ID login?

I have looked at every option available on http://account.live.com, and while I can add alternate email addresses there seems to be no way to change the primary one. How do I change the primary email ...
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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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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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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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How do I cancel/delete a Windows Update without installing it? On Windows 7

So this is going to sound strange... I got a popup in my system tray from Windows Update saying updates were available. I clicked on it, and it took me to Control Panel\System and Security\Windows ...
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Microsoft skydrive command line

Is there a command line tool for uploading to Skydrive like Google docs cmd tool ?
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Create light weight (trimmed-down) Windows live CD

I need to create a Windows live CD. Is there any way I can create a light weight Windows (any version) live CD through which I can just get the basic windows explorer. The purpose is just to copy ...
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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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Windows Live Messenger for Mac?

I have a friend who uses a Mac, and was wondering if there is a version of Windows Live Messenger for Mac? Or something comparable that uses/takes advantage of the Windows LIVE ID? I'm interested in ...
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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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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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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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1answer
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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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Windows Live Photo Gallery Wave 4 Beta batch people tagging

I installed the beta and ran Photo Gallery on a collection of some 1000 photos in order to test the batch detection. It gave me a bunch of options at first, which looked promising, but having gone ...
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Outlook Rule for forwarding and bouncing?

In order to consolidate all my email, I wanted to forward all my Gmail(2 accounts) to a new Live(Hotmail) account. I wanted all email arriving at my Gmail account to be forwarded to my Hotmail(easy ...
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Is it possible to change the default place Tasks are saved in Outlook 2007?

I'm using the Office Outlook Connector in Office 2007 to sync my Windows Live Mail to Outlook automatically. The Windows Live Mail profile for Outlook Connector contains a Tasks folder separate from ...
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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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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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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 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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Retrieve forgotten Windows Live ID's password

I have forgotten my Windows Live's password AND secret question AND alternate e-mail account. I can still access my account from Safari on my MacBook, because I told it to save my password, which led ...
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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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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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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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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 ...