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Microsoft account security code

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    Microsoft account security code


    I just setup a Microsoft account on my Win 8 Pro X64 system to play with. As part of the process it asked me to enter a Security Code that they would send me. This is pretty dumb as at that point there was no way for me to receive the security code so I clicked the Can't do this now button.

    Once I completed creating the account and got logged in then I could switch users back to my normal account where the E-mail was sent to.

    My actual question is, what do I do with that Security Code now that I have it? I have not found anywhere to enter it. The E-mail I received looks like this:

    Microsoft account

    Security code

    Thanks for helping us verify the Microsoft account xx*****@xxx.xx.xxx.

    Here is your code: nnnnnnn

    This is a verification code, not a password. If you didn't request this code, someone else may know the password for xx*****@xxx.xx.xxx and have access to that account. Click here to change your password.

    Thanks,
    The Microsoft account team

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    Hey Rich,

    Are you able to access your email from another computer or device while setting up your Microsoft account and entering the code?
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    Yes, I could have, did not think to do so.

    Account is already setup now, am I supposed to do something with the security code now?
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    The security code is just used to verify the MS account on that specific PC.

    If the account is still a local account instead of a Microsoft account, then you'll need to switch it back to a Microsoft account and get a new security code to use to verify with when prompted.

    Microsoft Account - Verify in Windows 8.1

    If you already have the MS account setup and verified on the PC, then there's nothing left to do.
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    How do I verify it's verified? since I skipped that part during the MS account setup? If not, how do I make it verified?

    I smell a new tutorial on the horizon
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    Nar, if you don't see the Verify link in PC settings like in the screenshots, then it's verified on that PC.

    Microsoft Account - Verify in Windows 8.1
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    I don't get the verify so looks like I'm good to go, thanks.
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    Perfect.
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