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 used password, which is in fact what I'm doing!

So, how can I login when I have no internet connection?

Update: This problem seems to have just disappeared for me. I could not tell you why — perhaps it's due to an update — but I'm unable to verify any possible answers now.

  • Have you logged in once before whilst online?
    – bb010g
    Dec 16 '12 at 15:57
  • Yes, many times. Dec 16 '12 at 18:06
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    My Microsoft Live ID account logs on even where there is no internet connection. Could I suggest you try another account?
    – Guy Thomas
    Dec 16 '12 at 18:38
  • Strange. Using another account wouldn't really alleviate the problem: I need to be able to get on this account. Dec 17 '12 at 14:00
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    We don't really make questions community wiki anymore. It's okay to let this question stay. If you can't reproduce it anymore but others have had the same issue, voting will ensure a proper answer floats to the top eventually. You don't have to accept anything if you can't verify it.
    – slhck
    Mar 1 '13 at 16:22

When you are logged in to your computer, you should set er numeric PIN.

You can do this by following these steps; Press thewindows key + s Type: PC Settings Go into Accounts Choose Sign-in options Set your pin

Hope this helps

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    Please explain exactly how this answers the question ...
    – DavidPostill
    Jan 28 '17 at 18:41

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