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Solved Windows 8 Live-ID / Microsoft account hassle


selman555

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#1
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 ([email protected]). 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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel I7-3610QM 2.3ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK G75VW
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Dual Chanel @ 798mhz dedicated
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidea Geforce GTX 660m
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1200 HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" Full HD - Anti Glare
    Screen Resolution
    1960x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel V320 120GB SSD + 1TB 5200rpm
    PSU
    500W psu / 8-cell li-ion battery (74Wh; 5200mAh)
    Case
    Hard ruberized plastik
    Cooling
    Dual cooling out back
    Keyboard
    Adjustable backlight W/ numeric keypad
    Mouse
    ASUS ROG gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    6 to 7mb/s down & 3mb/s up
    Other Info
    Wireless: 802.11n wireless (Atheros AR9485WB-EG)
    Weight: 10lbs
    Dimensions: 16.4 x 12.6 x 0.7~2.1 inches

selman555

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#2
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!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 x64 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS
    CPU
    Intel I7-3610QM 2.3ghz
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK G75VW
    Memory
    16GB DDR3 Dual Chanel @ 798mhz dedicated
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVidea Geforce GTX 660m
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1200 HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" Full HD - Anti Glare
    Screen Resolution
    1960x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel V320 120GB SSD + 1TB 5200rpm
    PSU
    500W psu / 8-cell li-ion battery (74Wh; 5200mAh)
    Case
    Hard ruberized plastik
    Cooling
    Dual cooling out back
    Keyboard
    Adjustable backlight W/ numeric keypad
    Mouse
    ASUS ROG gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    6 to 7mb/s down & 3mb/s up
    Other Info
    Wireless: 802.11n wireless (Atheros AR9485WB-EG)
    Weight: 10lbs
    Dimensions: 16.4 x 12.6 x 0.7~2.1 inches
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3
#3
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro

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