Questions tagged [microsoft-account]

"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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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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How to change Windows 10 user account while preserving all the files?

My lab has a PC which runs Windows 10 (Version 1903, BUILD 18362.592). We use school accounts to sign into to this PC as different users. So every user/school account associates with a different ...
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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 to hide list account when account domain login Local PC with GPO?

How can i hide list account when user (account domain) logon PC with GPO? https://i.stack.imgur.com/hJGPC.png Thanks in Advances For Your Time & Help
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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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“You need to fix your Microsoft account” notification, but no account

Dears, After changing my Microsoft Account password online, my Windows 10 build 17134.471 started occasionally complaining about me having to fix my Microsoft account. It would appear that Windows ...
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Login failure after computer name change

I'm using a Microsoft account for the login of my Windows 10 PC. When I setup my PC I set it up the way that I didn't need to enter a password on boot up (can't remember how I did that). Now I ...
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How to remove microsoft (work) account on Windows 10 when I have no longer access to it?

In my home PC I have my personal microsoft account and the old work account. The work account is residual - I do not work at the company anymore and the account does not exist. I wanted to remove it, ...
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How can I change (not reset) another user's Windows password?

I'm trying to change the password of a local account on a non-domain Windows 10 PC. Logging in as the user to do the change is a poor solution because: Local login is denied for the account Entering ...
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Reversing a fraudulent Microsoft Family account connection

My friend just put this request to me. I spent a 1/2 hour looking for the answer myself, but there doesn't appear to be an easily located fraud reporting process. Does anyone know how to remove a ...
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Can I mix domain and local accounts on the same PC

I have Windows 10 installed on my private Laptop. I am using Microsoft account to log in. Sometimes I need to do some work-stuff on it. At work, we have Active Domain with roaming profiles set up, so ...
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Why do I have different password for my laptop's windows 10 (signed in with MS) as compared to my MS email password?

I have Windows 10 installed in my haier PC. Although I am logged in with Microsoft account, it has a different password than my Microsoft email's password. (Note that I am not signed in with local ...
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Can't add/switch to Microsoft Account from Local Account

I had a snafu during Windows setup where I initially created my Windows install using my Microsoft account. However, the install created a user profile name that didn't match older machines which ...
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Getting to my real One Note files

Forever and a day I have had a "Microsoft account" in my own email address, which is in a domain I own (so not gmail, Hotmail, or whatnot.) A few years ago, we replaced our on-prem Exchange server ...
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How do I change my Windows 10 administrator sign-in name?

I recently read that running Windows (10 Home, in my case) primarily on an administrator account is a bad idea for security reasons. So, I created a local account to work in, and I'll only log in as ...
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Windows 10 Enterprise 1803: how to associate AD account used for login to Microsoft account

I've installed version 1803 (windows 10 enterpise) to my PC and it seems like the option to connect my AD account (my PC was added to a domain and my domain account was added to the local Admin group) ...
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How to check digital licenses linked to my Microsoft Account? [duplicate]

My harddrive just crashed and HP is asking me to pay them to get a recovery media in order to re-install Windows on the new hard drive. Now, Windows 10 uses digital licenses tied to out Microsoft ...
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Windows 10 connection to Microsoft account is very borked. How to fix or remove it?

I sign in to Win 10 with the Microsoft account [me]@outlook.com. It logs in, but many things don't work right. I've tried every remedy I can find online (except nuking the user and starting over), ...
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Sync MSA credentials with Win10 account

I have an MSA (Microsoft Account) that I use to log into multiple Windows 10 computers and access via Remote Desktop. If I change my password via the website that does not update the Windows 10 ...
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Windows hello won't setup on brand new computer

So I go into Settings --> Accounts --> Sign-in options to set up windows hello, and everything goes well until I try to set up a PIN... It loads for a few seconds then I get this. I am online ...
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Can you have a Microsoft Account and an enterprise/O365 account for the native applications (mail/contacts/calendar etc.) on the same device?

I think I've found a bug with Windows 10 that I put on the feedback app, but, it hasn't had any traction and I've raised with Microsoft but haven't had a lot of luck. I was wondering if I am doing ...
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Can I replace the original computer owner's Microsoft account without reinstalling Win 10?

I received a used computer. They gave me a PIN to access it. He has a Microsoft account on it. The Win 10 has a digital key. I don't know the password for the Microsoft account and don't know how ...