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Microsoft Account - Verify in Windows 8.1

  1. #10


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    Quote Originally Posted by CiD View Post
    I tried that too. It doesn't give me the option to click 'apply' either.
    I'm afraid that I have reached my limit of knowledge for using proxy servers.

    If you like, create a new thread in the Network & Sharing forum to see if someone with more knowledge will be able to help you turn off and stop using a proxy server.

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  2. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Ok, thank you for your help anyway
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  3. #12


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8.1


    Just thought I'd let you know I found the problem. I had something called '7-zip' by Igor Pavlov and removed it because I didn't recognise it, the proxy server now stays off and I have been able to verify my account. Thank you for your help
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  4. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    CiD,

    Odd that the free program 7-Zip would have anything to do with your proxy server since it's just an alternative ZIP program. I use it myself with any issues from it.

    For more details see: 7-Zip

    I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted though.
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  5. #14


    Posts : 1
    win 8.1


    Hi everyone,
    Ive recently had the same problem as above. After a scan and repair of the c drive a 'temporary' account was loaded with different wallpaper etc and no access to my files or programs. The messages flag says I need to verify the account and I get the 'unable to connect at present' phrase as the above guy CID had. I'm NOT using a proxy however and am frustrated as to how to reconnect the account and continue using my software.
    Any thoughts....?
    Simon
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  6. #15


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by simonkn View Post
    Hi everyone,
    Ive recently had the same problem as above. After a scan and repair of the c drive a 'temporary' account was loaded with different wallpaper etc and no access to my files or programs. The messages flag says I need to verify the account and I get the 'unable to connect at present' phrase as the above guy CID had. I'm NOT using a proxy however and am frustrated as to how to reconnect the account and continue using my software.
    Any thoughts....?
    Simon
    Hello Simon, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you are getting a temporary profile error, you might see if using the tutorial below may fix this part first, then see if you are able to verify your account.

    You've been signed in with a temporary profile - Fix
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  7. #16


    Anyone know how to change the cell phone number in the Microsoft account 2step verification process. After I set it up I see I entered the last digit incorrectly and don't see how to change this. Thank you.
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  8. #17


    Posts : 22,584
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello rfriendly, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You can go to your security settings at Microsoft below to remove the invalid phone number, then add the correct one.

    https://account.live.com/proofs/Manage?mkt=en-US
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