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account password not updated

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    account password not updated


    i have change my live account password and it should also change my windows login password right?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello toink,

    If you sign in to Windows with that same Microsoft account, then yes the next time you sign in, you should have to use your new password.

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  3. #3


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    Windows 8


    here is the scenario.

    changed my live password via browser. then upon locking the PC, it still uses the old password.

    changing password in user account, however is using the new password as "old" password. changing the password this way changes the password on all the windows 8 pcs attached to the microsoft account immediately.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    If you set Windows to automatically sign in to your Microsoft account at startup, then be sure to set that up in netplwiz again with your new password.

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  5. #5


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    Windows 8


    no, what i mean is.changing the password via live website didn't update the password right away, as i can use the old one to login, but not the new one.
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I understood, but just wanted to post that in case you did set Windows to automatically sign in to your account at startup so you could make sure it got updated as well.

    Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for it to take a bit to fully sync when changed online.
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