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Windows Live Messenger login so annoying!!!

  1. #1


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Windows Live Messenger login so annoying!!!


    I am tired of one bug.

    When I open Windows Live Messenger (for chatting with friends), it automatically connects with the account I use for Windows 8.

    But... my very old Messenger account is NOT the one I am using for Windows, exactly for the reason that I want to keep some privacy measures and not to show all my private life to anyone accesing my computer. That is why I created a new account for W8, with no emails, no messenger, etc. Just to log in, since Microsoft now forces us to log in with one of their accounts if we just want to use our computers...

    Anyway... what is making me really furious is that when I open Messenger, I have to log off this account and log in again with my old one. Annoying enough.

    But it gives you the option to "Forget" this account. So I click in "Forget" and my user/pass will be blank to enter my other one.

    But... the next time I open Messenger... it is not "forgotten" at all, and again, and again, and again, forever and ever, it will connect directly with the wrong account, I will have to cancel it or log off, click on "Forget" (lie, it doesn't forget it at all) and insert the address I want.

    So annoying all these classic Microsoft annoyances that never get corrected.

    Anyone else experiencing the same when trying to use Messenger with a different account?

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  2. #2


    Norwich, UK
    Posts : 85
    Windows 8 Pro


    Why not simply create a local user account, and disconnect your Windows Live ID? If you don't want to use your Windows Live ID (and therefore presumably don't care about things like sharing between Facebook, MSN etc) then there is no need to use it.
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  3. #3


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
    Why not simply create a local user account, and disconnect your Windows Live ID? If you don't want to use your Windows Live ID (and therefore presumably don't care about things like sharing between Facebook, MSN etc) then there is no need to use it.
    Thanks, but how do I do that?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello kmint,

    Here you go.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  5. #5


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Thanks, I'll take a look.
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  6. #6


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello kmint,

    Here you go.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Is it possible not to sign in to any account on startup? Like in any previous Windows version?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Yes, you sure can. You could use the tutorial below to set the user account that you want to be automatically signed into at the startup of Windows 8.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
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  8. #8


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yes, you sure can. You could use the tutorial below to set the user account that you want to be automatically signed into at the startup of Windows 8.

    Log On User Account Automatically at Windows 8 Startup
    Thanks Brink, but I don't mean that.

    I mean NOT to login to any account in Windows Live automatically.

    I already have automatic login to my user account, but I don't mean that.

    Thanks.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sorry, I misunderstood you.

    You should be able sign out of the new account, uncheck the Sign me in automatically option when you have the new account selected, then sign in again to apply the change. Now, sign out again.

    Afterwards, either enter or select your old email address and password, and check only the Remember my ID and password box. This way when you open Windows Live Messenger, you should no longer be automatically logged in and be able to select the account you want to sign in with.

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  10. #10


    Madrid, Spain
    Posts : 228
    Windows 8.1 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Sorry, I misunderstood you.

    You should be able sign out of the new account, uncheck the Sign me in automatically option when you have the new account selected, then sign in again to apply the change. Now, sign out again.

    Afterwards, either enter or select your old email address and password, and check only the Remember my ID and password box. This way when you open Windows Live Messenger, you should no longer be automatically logged in and be able to select the account you want to sign in with.

    Click image for larger version
    Thanks, but that is exactly what I meant with the thread in the first post, that such thing doesn't work.

    I uncheck remember me and login automatically, I click on Forget Me... all useless. Once and again everything will happen the same way and will connect automatically to that account that I am FORCED by Microsoft to have in order to use this Windows 8.

    Thank you very much anyway.
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