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Windows 8 Refuses to Open an Account with my GMail Address

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 2013

    Windows 8 Refuses to Open an Account with my GMail Address


    I bought a new Dell 5 weeks ago (my old one of 9 years died) sadly it came with Wiin 8 installed? I wish I hadn't? The accounts and Passwords are atrocious. I have been locked out Twice using the same password I have used for 5 years and had used the night before and then had to wait a week for a disc to Reninstall Win 8 Twice It's a Disaster. I have just given up after 5 weeks and the last 3 days straight trying to open the Microsoft Account's that will enable me to use the Apps I had before on my XP3? Skype and any download from thier MS "Store" is a no go' no Account no apps. What did I pay for? It' say's that I can use my dashase@... gmail account then a Password - it has to be a EMail adress not a username? They want me to open a Outlook express or Hot mail account, or I can only have half a bummed out OS system thats the only thing it can be! They asked for all my personal details as well, which I gave and still no account? I believe I have tried at least 30 times to open a MS Account and I cant if I don't then Windows 8.1 is useless to me ??? Can I get my money back No way. I have given up writing to and Ringing them in USA they are always closed for repairs' I believe that! So if anyone can help me to open a Microsoft Account for Downloads of Apps,Pictures, Files and EMail as they say' please help me

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  2. #2


    India
    Posts : 1,034
    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64


    Hi Dasha, Welcome to 8 Forums.

    Hi,


    Google will no longer support new Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) connections from Windows PCs and tablets to sync your email, calendar and contacts from Gmail. If you've already connected your Google account to your PC running Windows 8 and Windows RT using the Mail, People or Calendar apps, you don't have to do anything. Existing EAS connections to Google accounts will continue to function.
    If you are trying to connect a Google account after January 30th, 2013 to your PC running Windows 8 and Windows RT using the Mail, People or Calendar apps refer this article. How to sync Google services with Windows - Microsoft Windows Help

    This could also be a good time to simply switch to Outlook.com, a new personal email service that is clean and intuitive, keeps your address book up-to-date with information from your favorite social networks, and includes powerful inbox management tools and so much more.

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  3. #3


    Posts : 26
    Windows 8 2013


    Thanks archer,Tried what you said"Ii didn't work? Using my Win 8 Login Password I logged in to Win 8 then opened new account as dashaselwyn@gmailcom and then used the same Gmail account and a new password "that's never been used before" result failed "someone has used incorrect Password too often etc" SOO Tried Outlook Mail App to open account using same input? same story SOO Tried the People app same input" again same story. Plus about 9 other atttemtps
    Its just a total dud of a Program, never again' this is it for me with MS and Windows and all their rule the world slyly tactics? I am just ending another Day of wasted time and frustration!
    archer are you saying that I cannot use my Gmail ....Google Account Do I have give away GMail, Google Docs Drive etc and start from scratch New email account as Dasha@email and another new Password I have had GMail etc for 6 years why do I have to lose it all because of MSoft!
    So archer is there any way I can open a MS account using dashaselwyn@gmail,com and a new password that's never been used before anyone please help Dasha
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Windows 8 Refuses to Open an Account with my GMail Address
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