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I cant verify my account on my new Windows 8.1. laptop.

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1.

    I cant verify my account on my new Windows 8.1. laptop.


    I need help. I recently bought a Windows 8.1. ASUS laptop and during the setting up process of the laptop it showed me that I can connect my hotmail account and use it as my laptop account. I of course accepted that,
    And now it shows me that I need to verify this account. But every time I go to verify it it says I have to send a verification mail on the mail that is connected on my hotmail account. But the problem is, is that it shows me that the connected account ends with "@yahoo.ce" (I have no idea from which country .ce is), but my connected account ends with "@ymail.com".
    And now I dont know how to verify it. Please can someone help me what is going on. Here is the screen shot of the verification window. It just offers me the ability to sent the verification code on that mail. But I saw on youtube that it can send the code on my phone, but it doesnt offer me that. Only per mail. Click image for larger version

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  2. #2


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Are you able to log into Windows with an alternate Admin account? Then you could use this: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    If not - in the screen, just click cancel...

    It will have you set up a local account. See this on how, and find the option to set up local account: User Account - Add a New User in Windows 8

    You can switch to a MS account later, after you've verified your information online, such as ymail instead of yahoo.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1.

    Bless you, mister/mis DustSailor


    Bless you (if you are a believer, if you are an atheist: YOU DA NIGGA MAN!!!
    Thank you so much
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  4. #4


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    No problem! And if you ever want to in the future, here is how to change the local account to a Microsoft Account: Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Glad it is working for you.
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I cant verify my account on my new Windows 8.1. laptop.
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