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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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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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How do I change a different account to local on Windows 10?

I have a Windows 10 computer with: One administrator account that I have access to One non-admin account signed in with a Microsoft account that I do not have access to Is it possible to change the ...
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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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Can't run any exe file after switching MS Account to Local Windows 10 account - “Run as Admin” works though [duplicate]

Its horrific, I cant even open regedit. When clicking on any .exe it asks me to choose an app to run it "You'll need a new app to open this .exe file" When trying to run "regedit" it promts that it ...
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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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Windows 8.1 - Login messed up after using Microsoft account

The situation... Freshly installed Windows 8.1. Created an "offline account" during setup. Later logged in so I could reach my OneDrive. Tried adding a PIN code unlock, but it does not even ...
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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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Repair administrator account connected to a Mircrosoft account

I have windows 10 educational. My profile is broken and I need to recreate or repair it, I have already backup everything. The account is the built in administrator account that is also connected to ...

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