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How to obtain a MS security code

  1. #1

    How to obtain a MS security code

    I don't use metro, but there is this one app I really like.
    So I want to buy it.
    When I try this, I have to fill in my Email adress which for me is the preferred way to receive it.
    I follow up all the instructions, fill in the right adresses and wait.....But I never get a code.
    I've got a MS account.

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  2. #2

    Found one

    Went through my old emails and found a code ms send me early on.
    But it is not accepted.

    Personaly, I find that computing should be fun, and this is too much a hassle for me.
    I just don't want to use metro apps.

    So, I don't know how, but I close this thread.
    (I'll stick to the ipad version of this app)
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  3. #3

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Paul,

    You would need to be signed in to Windows with a Microsoft account to be able to purchase and/or download apps from the Store. The tutorial below can help show you more on the verify code.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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  4. #4

    Thanx Brink & Eight Forums Team.

    I always use a local account on my win 8.1 machine.
    Logging in with my MS account did the trick.

    This gave another problem: unable to use the app in this local account, because it wasn't there.
    Got this solved as well.

    Thanx again.

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  5. #5

    Posts : 21,865
    64-bit Windows 10

    Great news.
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