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Upgraded to Win 8 Pro can't login live account

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Upgraded to Win 8 Pro can't login live account


    Hello all,

    The grump 'ole Marine, took the plunge and upgraded his Win 7 pc to Windows 8 Pro. Figured since they are retiring my stinking Technet, I might as well see what this Win 8 is about. Well I upgraded fine, however I have a few minor issues and questions I hope the community can help me with.

    1. I can't seem to login with my Live account (Hotmail) can't do it via Office 2013, nor can I do it in the Store.
    {Read that the solution was to create an new account, and use my hotmail address as the new user}

    2. I created the new hotmail account, but lost all of my original user profile settings.
    {Read that all I needed to do was copy the profile files over from userA to userB folder}

    3. Well it copied the files over but broke Metro. I can't even Win+Q anymore. The standard windows Tiles are blank and I'm looking like Gunny Hartman, yelling at Gomer Pile.....

    {My kids think it's funny watching a 43 year old Marine yell obscenities to a laptop, like it's a Recruit}

    *One bright note, I was able to learn how to hard link the user directory and program files (x86) files to my d drive.


    If anyone has the patience to help out this Old Marine, and save his laptop from being launched off the balcony, I would greatly and truly appreciate it.

    -Semper Fi
    gyrene2083

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    I somehow figured it out. Not quite sure what I did though.

    I deleted the profile, with all the files, then rebooted.
    Personalized my account, and selected sign in with microsoft account. I had done this before and it wouldn't work, but some how this time it worked, and I rebooted several times and it stuck.

    So, this grumpy Marine is a little less grumpy now.

    -Semper Fi
    gyrene2083
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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