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Your machine is offline please try to sign in with the last password used on this PC

I am away for the holidays and went to log in on Windows 8. Because I am offline and it cannot access Windows Live it is asking for the last password used. I do not have one as this was a clean install and I have tried every password I've ever used but to no avail. I am stuck I cannot get into Window. I'm sure when I get home and it picks up my network and autoconnects I'll be fine but I need my computer now. I am at inlaws and computer is only escape. Had to borrow one to enetr this request. Also how do you enter safemode from Windows 8? Thank you!

  • To enter Safe mode on Windows 8, hold Shift button when you click Restart. When Windows is nearly done through shutdown process, it will display the options. Apr 27, 2013 at 12:44
  • Have you logged in to this computer with your Microsoft account before? If you use Microsoft account, the first login must be done when you're online. Having a local account is a great way to overcome login issues to Microsoft account when you're offline. Apr 27, 2013 at 12:46

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If you are using a Microsoft login for Windows 8 and not a local account, its your Microsoft account info. Eg. username@live.com or username@hotmail.com etc and whatever password you used.

  • But that only works if you're onlne. Because I'm unable to get online it requests the last password used which doesnt exist.I do not have a local account.
    – Gary
    Nov 22, 2012 at 2:53
  • I believe it caches your last used password for that account. Have you given it a try first? If not, have you tried not putting in a password at all?
    – Markaway
    Nov 22, 2012 at 2:57
  • Yes have tried both and it always goes back to the password screen. A few times it has gone to a welcome screen like it is loading but then goes back to the sign in screen. So far I'm really not impressed with Windows 8.
    – Gary
    Nov 22, 2012 at 14:51
  • I'm not impressed either. I can't seem to get the Security updates to install without failing.
    – Markaway
    Nov 22, 2012 at 19:29

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