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Local user accounts on 8.1

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    Local user accounts on 8.1

    Hi there,

    I have come across a problem with Windows 8.1 and local user accounts all of a sudden.

    When I logon using a local username and password I keep being told that my password is incorrect.


    1. The password IS correct.
    2. The account does exist.
    3. The account is NOT disabled.

    I can login with a Microsoft Online Account fine. But I don't want to (and shouldn't have to) use this option. I have also tried converting the Online account to a Local account but once I do this and log off I am told again that my password is incorrect, which it isn't.

    The local administrator account can login fine.

    Does anyone know why this could be happening and how can I fix it so I can logon locally.


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    Hello Toby, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    As a test, while signed in to the administrator account that works, see if using Option Two in the tutorial below to change the password of a local account will allow you to sign in to it afterwards.

    Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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    Thanks for the advice, but I cant even login to the user account without a password. Keeps saying that's in incorrect?
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  4. #4

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    What about?

    Quote Originally Posted by tobyhutton1234 View Post
    The local administrator account can login fine.
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