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Locked out of a Windows 8.1 computer and at a dead-end.

  1. #11


    Posts : 2
    Win8


    SOLVED!
    (This is not hacking, but only choosing to use a Local account instead the default Microsoft Account which is locking a user out)

    The problem:
    After the update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 you were locked out by Microsoft because that version chooses to log in with the Microsoft Account. You can't continue because the password is asking is the Microsoft Account and there is no other option to skip it. So you are stuck!

    Not really. Well the solution I found is simple and you will have all your files and everything as before with the new version (8.1).

    STEPS:
    1. So you are lock out at the place where it is asking to put your Microsoft Account, but you don't know it.
    2. On the top of the screen choose to go back. Go back untill you reach the Terms and there choose DON'T ACCEPT THE TERMS. This will ask if you want to cancel the 8.1 update. You need to say YES (you want to cancel the update)
    3. It will take a while but eventually you will have you Windows 8 as before.
    4. Now the trick - you need to remove your Microsoft Account and keep a Local Account:


    • Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap or click Accounts, and then tap or click Your account.
    • Tap or click Disconnect, and then follow the instructions.




    1. If you have there a Microsoft Account remove it. You only want a Local Account.
    2. Now you can install the Windows 8.1 update again, but this time it will not be linked to your Microsoft Account. Windows 8.1 update should be a dedicated Title in the Titles window.
    3. When asked for a Microsoft Account, run from it Choose Local Account or Skip.
    4. This will install Windows 8.1 without the need of a Microsoft Account, and the passwaord will ask will be your previous local Microsft Account.


    Hope this helps.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 2
    Win8


    SOLVED!
    (This is NOT a hacking. This approach is a solution based on the option to use a Local Account instead a Microsoft Account which is locking a user out.)


    The problem:
    After the update from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 you were locked out by Microsoft because that version chooses to log in with the Microsoft Account. You can't continue because the password is asking is the Microsoft Account (and you don't know it) and there is no other option to skip it. So you are stuck!


    Not really. Well the solution I found is simple and you will have all your files and everything as before with the new version (8.1).


    STEPS:

    1. So you are lock out at the place where it is asking to put your Microsoft Account, but you don't know it.
    2. On the top of the screen choose to go back. Go back until you reach the Terms and there choose DON'T ACCEPT THE TERMS. This will ask if you want to cancel the 8.1 update. You need to say YES (you want to cancel the update)
    3. It will take a while but eventually you will have you Windows 8 as before.
    4. Now the trick - you need to remove your Microsoft Account and keep a Local Account:



    To switch from a Microsoft account to a local account


    Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    Tap or click Accounts, and then tap or click Your account.
    Tap or click Disconnect, and then follow the instructions.



    1. If you have there a Microsoft Account remove it. You only want a Local Account.
    2. Now you can install the Windows 8.1 update again, but this time it will not be linked to your Microsoft Account. Windows 8.1 update should be a dedicated Title in the Titles window.
    3. When asked for a Microsoft Account, run from it Choose Local Account or Skip.


    This will install Windows 8.1 without the need of a Microsoft Account, and the password will ask will be your previous local Microsoft Account.




    Hope this helps.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Use Windows XP/Vista/7 offline password reset tool, just google that.
    XweAponX Thank you for your response. Can you recommend a recovery tool that works with Microsoft accounts, as opposed to just local accounts?
    Last edited by mickapoo; 18 Jun 2015 at 08:57.
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