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Is there any way to bypass Microsoft Account login?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Is there any way to bypass Microsoft Account login?

    Hi there

    We have a Windows 8.1 machine. In this machine we also have 2 users: generic Admin account and user XXX for instance.

    Because we give them admin right into that user XXX so he changed his login type from Windows Local Account to Microsoft Account. Now he left the company and we need to access to his machine using account. We would like login as this XXX user to see other application that might use before we are destroying this machine.

    What we have done so far is login as Admin account and accessing user files using Explorer - we can get user file etc etc.

    I've been researched on this it looks like there is no way that we can by pass user Microsoft Account on this machine, isn't it? Can you please confirm about this? Any third part tool that we can use perhaps?


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  2. #2

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    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10

    Nope.. It is HIS MS Account

    Create and login as an local Admin
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  3. #3

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    If I understood your question correctly that you want to login into his local account. You don't need any third party program.

    1. Login with built in Admin Account
    2. Win+R->lusrmgr.msc
    3. Click on Users then right click on his local account XXX->Set Password
    4. Blank out both Password fields then click OK
    5. CTRL+ALT+DEL->Switch User and login as XXX with no password.
    6. You are now login into his Local XXX user account.
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  4. #4

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    Windows 8.1

    Hi TopGunCP

    I don't think you can't do that for Microsoft Account login. There is setting password option if the user is using Microsoft Account.

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Is there any way to bypass Microsoft Account login?

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