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Windows 8 Live-ID / Microsoft account hassle

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64 Pro

    Windows 8 Live-ID / Microsoft account hassle


    Hi,

    I'm having some troubles figuring out how the new Windows 8 user account works.
    I currently have two MS accounts on my pc - lets say account1 and account2. I've set a password that I regularly use so I didn't forget it. I couldn't sign in on either account.

    I initially created a new Microsoft Account with my internet providers' emailbox (...@telenet.be). After signing off and back on, it seemed I couldn't sign in anymore. So I went to account/reset/password and reset my password. That didn't work. Then I went to change the password for account2 which is a @hotmail.be account. To my surpise, I couldn't login to account2, but I could login to account1 with the password i changed for account2 :s

    I'm happy I've managed to log in, but the problem is that Windows 8 asks me to sign in to my MS Account with my most recent password before I can download apps from the store, view email/messaging, etc. Not any of the passwords I've used are accepted, the message keeps coming back and I can't do anything with W8 UI.

    Can somebody please explain why this is happening?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5
    Windows 8 x64 Pro


    I've solved the problem.

    I deleted account1 including the MS account linked to it.
    I recreated account1 including the MS account and logged in.
    Finally I deleted account2.

    Everything is working great now,
    Greatings from Belgium!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 Pro


    Selman555, Good work noodling that fix out. I would say it's a good thing you don't use your live.com accounts for anything... Otherwise deleting accounts could create a big hassle !

    Greetings from Seattle.
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