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Password request frequency is slightly alarming

  1. #1

    Posts : 131
    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Password request frequency is slightly alarming

    As of late , after awaking from sleep mode, the Action Center is requesting me
    to re-enter my password. I am clueless as to why this is happening.

    The only change is that I cancelled my MS Office 365 [P6] subscription.

    Maybe the unlinking? of [] from []
    is causing this behavior. Dunno?

    I had used the onmicrosoft as my Win8 login account and had a few problems with that.
    So I deleted that 'user' and created a new one with the .live email.

    But that was more than a year ago. It's not the end of the world or anything, just a
    bit annoying and worrisome that it may be a 'bogus' pop-up in Action Center.

    TIA for any help.

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  2. #2

    Butler, PA
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    In action center, go to change action center settings and in security messages uncheck Microsoft account. Also if you haven't already done so, go into user accounts in your control panel, click on make changes to my account in PC settings and you can disable requiring a password when waking your PC.
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  3. #3

    Butler, PA
    Posts : 32
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Also, Microsoft just unveiled changes to Microsoft account aliases. Please check the site address below:
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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