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need to re-enter pasword at random (account logs out)

  1. #11


    I don't think I am joined to a domain...how can I check?

    In the meantime I will give changing the password a try. It was a brand new Microsoft account though (created it the day I upgrade to Win8).

    Does anything in those event logs mean anything worth noting? I tried to do some searching for some of the data but it is still greek to me lol. I assume that "<Data Name="LogonProcessName">Advapi</Data>" is advapi32.dll???

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  2. #12


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    If you don't know if you are connected to a domain or not, then most likely you are not. A domain is usually to connect to a corporate or business network.

    Those logs are all greek to me as well. My guess is that it's some issue with it being an upgrade instead of clean install.

    Hopefully, resetting the password may help. If not, then you may need to refresh Windows 8.
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  3. #13


    I did do this as a clean install I bought a separate hard drive to install this on in case I had issues (it was not fun swapping them back and forth though...but I am pretty much past that stage). Everything seems to be ok except this ugh.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8


    I have a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro on two computers and I am having this issue on both computers so it is not an issue related to upgrading if anyone has a fix please let us know because this is rather annoying.
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  5. #15


    As a heads-up, changing the password did not help. I still get this issue but I have not caught it at the time it happens to look into the event viewer.
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  6. #16


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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by wmgreenjr View Post
    As a heads-up, changing the password did not help. I still get this issue but I have not caught it at the time it happens to look into the event viewer.
    Yeah same for me, I have changed my password but still getting a request to enter my password daily, I'm not too sure whether it is to do with me being signed into the same live account on two computers yet windows 8 supports syncing between computers so I'm not too sure.

    I may ring Microsoft support because there doesn't seem to be a fix on the internet.
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  7. #17


    After dealing with this for a while and from the comments at this link and noticing it does happen a lot after using CCleaner, I searched CCleaner forum and found this link. In the first link listed above someone was thinking it was the clearing of Internet Explorer data that was causing this. But it seems to actually be the cleaning of the network password under the windows explorer options in CCleaner that is the trigger. Since I have unchecked that I have not had any issues. If it turns out to happen again I will update this thread. See the highlighted setting to uncheck:
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  8. #18


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello WM,

    Hmm, never would have thought about that. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    Disconnecting my account (switching to a local account), and then re-connecting to a Microsoft account from the same place seemed to fix this for me. I tried this today you have to switch all the way to local account then switch back to Microsoft account and the problem is fixed or at least for me so far.
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