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Login Problem with 8.1 after moving to a MS account

  1. #1


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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10

    Login Problem with 8.1 after moving to a MS account


    Hi there. I am getting a login problem for Windows 8.1. Had recently switched from a local to a Microsoft account. Windows startup is taking a long time, then it tells me that my password is wrong. So I enter it, and it logs me in. It seems to think that I am still on my local account password. What can I do to fix this situation? Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1


    try you need to be connected to a network. if you are reset your Microsoft account password. if that does not work, you could try my awnser to this post: Windows 8.1 Other User Login on First Setup
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    XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, Windows 10


    Thanks, willsMC1. Meanwhile this issue has resolved itself.
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  4. #4


    Tucson, Arizona
    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1


    kk
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