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Windows 8.3 - MS forcing a global login (Windows live) instead of my local PW?

SYakoban

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My PERSONAL Win8.3 PC has always requested a PW to login. It was just a local PW. Today, we lost power for a little while, then when it came back on and I rebooted, my PW didn't work. Windows told me I have to use my Windows live PW. It also sent a confirmation to the Windows authenticator app, which I only have on my phone for work - but at some point I (for some reason) used my personal email with it.

So now, I have to use the live PW to login.

I do not accept that. I didn't pay a software license to have microsoft meddle in my business and manage what I do with MY machine.

How do I disable the live login and go back to my personal, local PW?

Thank you.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8.3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Hello, :)

It sounds like you switched to a Microsoft account by mistake. If so, the tutorial below can help show you how to switch back to a local account.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G7 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
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    Internet Explorer 11
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    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
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    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
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    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
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Jody Thornton

Member
Member
What exactly is Windows 8.3?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64 Professional
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP xw8600 Workstation
    CPU
    Two Intel Xeon Core2 Quad 3.2 GHz Processors
    Motherboard
    Proprietary
    Memory
    16 GB DDR2 800 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidia Quadro FX 3800 PCI-E
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster 213T 21" 4x3 Flat Screen
    Screen Resolution
    1600x1200
    Hard Drives
    Two Seagate Cheetah 300 GB SAS Disks
    PSU
    Proprietary
    Case
    HP xw8600 Workstation Case
    Cooling
    Two CPU Fans and a Larger Case Fan
    Keyboard
    PS/2 Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech USB Optical Mouse
    Internet Speed
    7 mbps
    Browser
    Waterfox G3.2.3 (based on Firefox ESR 78.12)
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Two LSI 3000 SAS Adapters

erpster4

Member
Member
I am wondering about that too, Jody
OP should run either MSInfo32.exe or Winver.exe to check the Windows 8.x version
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C55Dt-A5306
    CPU
    AMD Quad-Core A6-5200M Accelerated Processor
    Memory
    4 GB

MGhee

Member
Member
I was scratching my head a bit but figured it was a hybrid or combining of Windows version 8.1 & NT version 6.3 = Windows 8.3
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo G50-45
    CPU
    AMD A6-6310
    Memory
    12GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" Laptop Display, 32" Samsung HDTV
    Internet Speed
    SLOW (4 Mbps)

TechnoMage

Active Member
Power User
How about a simple typo?
What bothers me more is any personal computer set up with a password. I'd rather keep a pet alligator in my house.
A PW can't keep me out, or anyone bound and determined to get in to that PC.
Again, I've taken many service calls where a client lost their PW or it has become damaged. Totally removing the PW was the most effective answer to the problem.
I have a Professional program that will do that.

:cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win-8.1/Pro/64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made
    CPU
    AMD 8 Core
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte, Ultra Durable, GA-970A-DSP3
    Memory
    Crucial, 8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon HD 5450 (2 GB)
    Sound Card
    On Board
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" LG
    Hard Drives
    Sandisk, SSD 120GB, 8TB Seagate backup drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts, 650
    Case
    Pac-Man Case
    Keyboard
    HP Professional
    Mouse
    GearHead Wireless
    Internet Speed
    5 Meg
    Browser
    Firefox
    Other Info
    Using Classic Shell on Win-8.1 /pro/64

jbcarreon123

Windows Questions Help Forums
Member
I am wondering about that too, Jody
OP should run either MSInfo32.exe or Winver.exe to check the Windows 8.x version
Much better.
Code:
PS E:\ > [System.Environment]::OSVersion.Version

Major  Minor  Build  Revision
-----  -----  -----  --------
10     0      19043  0

E:\>ver

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19043.1021]
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro v20H2 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell
    CPU
    Core i3 2100
    Motherboard
    OEM
    Memory
    4GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    integrated
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge Beta
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender

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