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"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 services will be switching from the old name to the new one. You might continue to see mentions of "Windows Live ID" instead of "Microsoft account" for a while.

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Office 2016 and Office 2021 - product key registration issues

I have 3 legit product keys for Office 2016 and 1x for Office 2021. All are successfully registered via Microsoft terrible key registration process. But when i access the links to try to see the list ...
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How can I activate the multiplayer mode on Minecraft? [closed]

How can I activate the multiplayer mode on Minecraft? A tooltip says "Multiplayer is disabled. Please, check your Microsoft account settings", but I have no idea where exactly in my ...
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How can I completely start over on my computer without getting a new product code in Windows?

I recently decided to make a new account for my computer. I want this change to be complete, as if I am getting this computer for the first time and making an email. I also want that email to be a ...
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Windows 10 "Microsoft account needs attention" error pop-up

I have a user who just got issued a new computer and at least once a day you gets a notification that says his Microsoft account needs fixing/attention. When we go into email and accounts in the ...
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Cannot remove administrator access from Azure AD account

I received a new company laptop and selected "Work or School" account in the initial setup, typed in my work email address. Everything set up smoothly for the AzureAD/username account except ...
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How can I change the account from work to personal for Apps & Features "continue app experiences across devices"

Windows occasionally gives me notifications nagging a windows account has a problem or something. Answers on Microsofts Q&A site are frustingly inconclusive. After clicking on the notification, ...
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Does creating a child's account in Windows 8.1 have to be a Microsoft account?

creating a new account in Windows 8.1 Simple question, when you create a child's account in Windows 8/8.1, is it a local account or a Microsoft account?
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Why can't I sign in to the Microsoft store?

I am attempting to use the Microsoft store on Windows 10, but running into an error. It reads "Try that again. Page could not be loaded. Please try again later." Two buttons exist: Report ...
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Windows 10 work or school account issue

Every couple of day I've a notification that my account have a problem: Clicking on it opens below window, where it says all accounts are ok I don' experience any issues with my account. Why does it ...
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How is the windows username determined or chosen during creating a new linked user account when installing (setting up, unboxing) Windows 11?

I'm wondering where the windows username is pulled from when setting up a new Windows 11 user profile linked to a Microsoft account. For example, if I have an account example@live.com, what determines ...
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Why is the name in cmd path not changing in windows 11?

I have just bought a new laptop and installed windows 11 on it, my username was called 'eigenaar' at the beginning, which is 'owner' in my native language. So I changed that in the control panel >&...
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Setting up Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) access on Windows 10 when using a Microsoft Account

I have Windows 10 Professional installed on my desktop, and have attempted to access my desktop remotely via Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol. My user account is linked to my Microsoft Account, and ...
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How to create a local user account with a PrincipalSource of MicrosoftAccount via Powershell

In Windows 11/Server 2022 is it possible to create a user with a PrincipalSource of MicrosoftAccount via Powershell? The New-LocalUser cmdlet documentation discusses the PrincipalSource property but ...
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Is it okay to purchase Microsoft Office using an account previously used to sign in to a pirated version?

I had used my Microsoft account to sign in to pirated versions of Microsoft Office products earlier. But, now I have decided to buy the original Office 365 using that account. Is it okay to use the ...
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Is there any privacy issue using a Microsoft professional account in a personal computer?

If I add my Microsoft Professional account to my personal computer, could my company access to it, manage it or monitor its activity by any way? I want to add it to use Microsoft Teams and access my ...
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Outlook needs password

I have a problem similar to this, but there are additional symptoms, and solutions proposed there did not work. On Windows 10 [b10.0.19043.1165], I have two email accounts configured in Outlook 2016 ...
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Windows 10 is Activated Using Organization's Activation Service Instead of Digital License

Windows 10 Pro came with my machine and it used to say "Windows is activated with a digital license linked to your Microsoft account." UPDATE: Correcting the above information. My PC was ...
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Can you link multiple product keys to a single Microsoft account?

In Windows you can link your Product key to a Microsoft account. Is there a limit for how many product keys you can have?
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How to change the default Office365 account?

I'm using Windows 10 Pro 20H2, and my Windows is linked to my "Microsoft Account" (I will name MyPersonalAccount@hotmail.com). I don't have Office365 subscription on this account. Now I have ...
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Why am I asked to sign into Windows Store when downloading apps, when I am already signed in with a work account

I am setting up my new company laptop, which is a Hybrid AD joined device. I have signed into the Windows Store with my work account, but every time I go to try and download an app, I am asked to sign ...
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Why has Microsoft locked me out of my computer and how do I login without a "Microsoft account"?

I woke up the other day to my computer having rebooted itself for an update which deleted all of the work I had left open from the day before. A blue screen was asking me to do various tasks which I ...
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How to find the linked Microsoft account using only files

How can I find out which Microsoft account a Windows user was linked to, if all I have is the files? My mom's computer broke, and she's getting a new one. Luckily her old hard drive is still fine, so ...
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Microsoft Azure Information Protection pops up when access an Office application (Word, Excel, Outlook)

When launching any Office 2019 desktop application, I started seeing two back-to-back popups that looked something like this: When entering my usual personal email address, I received the error ...
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Will I be able to recover win 10 license after removing microsoft account?

I just activated a Windows 10 Pro license in a new computer, and a friend convinced me to link my microsoft account to my windows installation so I will be able to reactivate it after a hardware ...
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Can not authenticate device to use with Windows Your Phone app [closed]

I used Windows your phone app quite often. But I changed my phone and couldn't add new device. So, I reset the app on Windows. So now, when I opened the app, it said: “We are having issues ...
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Username mapped to some windows SID `S-1-5-21-...`, how to fix that?

First a short introduction what I was trying to do and how my issue showed up. When i configure a ssh hosts in .ssh/config I have the issue that the permissions seem to be wrong on the config-file ...
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Can't get admin rights in newly bought laptop [duplicate]

I had bought a new laptop(Windows 10) and set it up by making a new microsoft account. However, I forgot the password to the account. Thus, I went to settings and logged in using local account. Then I ...
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Cannot log into windows 10 computer

first of all I'm new so I apologize if I am breaking any rules in this thread. Now here's my problem. I am a very active user of my pc. I used to login each and every day with the same password, which ...
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How do I use a Microsoft Account when setting up Windows 10 Enterprise?

I am re-installing Windows 10 Enterprise onto my home computer. It is asking me for a work or school account instead of a Microsoft Account. How do I sign in with my Microsoft Account instead of my ...
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In Win10 can I switch a different user from an MS Account to a Local Account

My customer has a Win10 laptop on which she logs in with her MS Account. Now she lost her MS Account password. All MS Account password reset attempts have failed. At this point it is hopeless to ...
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Windows local admin disabled. Can I use domain admin to install software on my machine?

I am new to Security so excuse my dilettante question. At work my laptop's local admin is disabled and I can't install software as UAC prompts for admin creds. I was wondering if I get an admin domain ...
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"Your info" in Windows 10 account settings showing old profile picture in addition to new one

I changed my Microsoft account's profile picture yesterday. After that it's showing my old picture to the right of my new one. Not a big issue. But it's irritating.
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How do I see all Windows licenses linked to my Microsoft account?

I had Windows 10 Home, the license for which was linked to my Microsoft account, then I bought a key to upgrade to Pro, which is now also linked to my Microsoft account. I'd like to see the licenses ...
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Problems with Fast User Switching in Windows 10

Problems with Fast User Switching in Windows 10 Problem description I share a laptop with 3 other family members. All three of us have accounts on the laptop; mine is a local admin account but now ...
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Delete "work or school" account from a Microsoft account?

I want to delete the "work or school" account from my Microsoft Account. In the end my private account should remain with all its connected services as-is, but the work or school account with its ...
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linking a Microsoft Account to a license?

Just curious about the process for creating and authenticating a Microsoft account in relation to activating a system. It's basically a requirement to provide your legal name and phone number? The ...
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Connect Office 2019 to OneDrive without a Microsoft account in Windows 10

I recently upgraded from Office 2013 to 2019. I used to be logged into OneDrive with Office to make use of versioning, and this sign in used to be isolated to just Office and its Upload Center (not ...
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Disable Office 365 account linking with other tools

I'm using a Microsoft Office Suite with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Each of these tools are not connected to any account. As soon as I add an Office 365 mail account in my Outlook, it ...
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Are Microsoft/Windows accounts synced between devices?

Here's the situation: I have an old computer with a hard drive with some files I wish to transfer to my new computer later. I used the old computer with my Microsoft account with which I'll use the ...
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Change Windows 10 profile picture separately from outlook.com/Mircrosoft account

My Windows 10 user profile is linked with my Microsoft account. I would like to set my profile picture for the account independently from the rest of my Microsoft account. Right now, when I attempt to ...
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Prevent Windows 10 from using Microsoft Account

Every time I start Internet Explorer to accommodate for a poorly programmed IP camera's web admin interface, Windows 10 tells me that it wants to fix my Microsoft Account (probably because of a ...
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Can't disable PIN login on Windows 10

As you can see in this screenshot of the account settings, I'm not supposed to be able to enable nor disable the Windows Hello PIN. But when I logged with my Microsoft personal account (so not linked ...
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How to unlink a Microsoft account from a Windows account in Windows 1903 [duplicate]

It used to be possible to disconnect a linked Microsoft account from a local account from the "Accounts" settings page, but Microsoft in their wisdom have removed this option. I accidentally linked ...
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Change windows user name display format [duplicate]

My Microsoft account's full name is displayed with firstName-lastName format in my profile page in Microsoft website, but with lastName-firstName format on my windows computer (on lock screen), is it ...
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Office 365 sign-in, username prompt, password never appears

I have an Office 365 subscription, and I am having problems signing into the desktop software. When I click the "Sign In" button, I am prompted for my username. I enter my company email address, ...
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2 Microsoft Accounts - Share DevOps organizations/projects

Somehow I have 2 Microsoft Accounts with the same email. https://i.stack.imgur.com/6bhA7.png The only difference marked with a red oval. The problem is when I work with Azure Deployment Center I ...
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Create a personal Microsoft Account on a hosted O365 domain

I am trying to create a personal Microsoft account on a hosted Office 365 domain. When I try and do it, I get an error that you can't create a personal Microsoft account on a school/work domain. I am ...
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Digital license for Office: are credentials required once the setup file has been provided?

I purchased a Digital License for MICROSOFT OFFICE 365/2019 PRO PLUS. It lets me install Office on 5 different devices. This license gives me a new account (let's call it "My Account B") which let me ...
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Payment Request API is not working on Chrome and Edge on desktop

I am trying to test the new API 'Payment Request API', that is supported in the last half year by Chrome and Edge. there is a test page for it in this web page: https://stripe.com/docs/payment-request-...
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How to leave Azure AD, when Microsoft account got joined to it by exchange to office 365 migration

Our company had a hosted Microsoft Exchange solution for our emails, and this was migrated by a 3rd party company to Office 365, and in that process they created a Azure Active Directory for our ...
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