Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Locked out of Windows 8.1 user due to Microsoft Account.

  1. #11


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I feel your frustration. I cant understand how microsoft can allow this account to just supersede your local account and make your local password useless. I think the fact I have bitlocker drive encryption has completely screwed me, as I could have just installed windows again through a custom install and just retrieve my files from the windows.old folder. Is that correct?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12


    Posts : 33
    Win7x64 Ult + Win 8.1 Pro


    Please do LINK ME to such a way if it exists.. I might have to try it out?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    Im not sure if the solution will work for you as you have a tablet. I havent tried that method so cant comment on how well it works. If anyone knows of any other ways to get round this it would be much appreciated. Thank you
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Locked out of Windows 8.1 user due to Microsoft Account.
Related Threads
Can't create new user or switch to microsoft account in User Accounts and Family Safety
hi i haven't been able to receive updates on my laptop since i bought it (brand new) i've now realised this is because i'm logged in as a local account, when i try to add a windows account (which i do have) it will let me enter an email address but will then say sorry cannot connect to windows...
Solved Windows 8 User Account/Microsoft Account Issues... in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hello. Since I bought this computer, I've had issues. I started by creating a user with my personal email address, but then thought I wanted it for work so I deleted the Microsoft account associated with that email and created another with my work email. However, I've noticed that some of the...
My father in law has Windows 8 he accidentally put a non working email address in on the windows 8 log in . He did not set up a disc to reset his password either . How can I reset this non working email and get him logged in. He is 72 years old so he just made a mistake. His PC is an HP and he...
User Account changed, microsoft 365 gone in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hi, I turned on my computer two days ago, logged in as per usual, same pic and same password, the Windows 8 default screen appeared and my customed desktop had gone! I eventually found my user under My Computer (Network) and all my files are still there but I can't make this the default user...
Solved I incorrectly spelled my Microsoft Account user name in User Accounts and Family Safety
When I installed win 8 ten days ago, I incorrectly spelt my Microsoft Account user name missing the last letter (l) off mail. I have made 8 attempts to change the account details but the system only allows a change to the administrator password not the user name. I have followed the advice...
I am trying to upgrade a Lenovo Thnkpad X220 from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro. I downloaded W8 and installed it with no noticeable problem. The problems arose when I tried to connect to the Microsoft Store. I already had an account on the Microsoft I had set up with Windows 8 on a separate...
pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform can somebody help with this solution. Thanks
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook