Accounts :: How To Login Windows 8 Without MS Account

Dec 18, 2013

I'd like to logon to Window 8 without a MS account password. In other words, Can I sign in to Windows 8 straight and use Calendar or People? If I open a MS password, then I have to sign in with that password.'d like to logon and go straight to Start screen or Metro, if I'm correct.

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Accounts :: Can No Longer Login To PC Using Windows Live Account

Mar 25, 2014

I am using Windows 8 on my laptop which uses my Windows Live account to login. Problem is it has suddenly stopped letting me log in and I'm locked out. The message I get is "You can't sign into your PC at the moment. Go to to fix the problem or try the last password you used on this PC". I hadn't changed anything which may have made it do this.

I have tried the following but nothing is working:

- Changed my password in my Live account
- Used a previous password
- Plugged my laptop into a network cable rather than using just Wifi
- Rolled my laptop to a previous time

I can't refresh as it needs the password but I can access the command prompt. I'm not knowledgeable on command prompts so not sure what I could do here which might resolve it. I also don't want to lose any files.

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Accounts :: Windows 8 And 8.1 Auto Login User Account Without Password

Oct 25, 2013

I've been trying to set my brothers laptop to auto log in the user account without password using control userpasswords via command prompt but i'm having problems.

I supposed to get this screen below

But I get this screen below and can't change the to auto login

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Accounts :: Unable To Set PIN For Account Login

Apr 18, 2014

I'm having a problem setting up a PIN code to logon to Windows 8.1

I've linked mine and my partners MS accounts to Windows and as we use password generated passwords consisting of random characters, numbers etc, it would be so much easier to just use a PIN to logon to the computer. However, every time I click the option to 'Add' under PIN in the Sign-in options page of PC Settings, nothing happens. The cursor busy icon flickers but no new menus or options appear and I'm ultimately unable to access the settings.

I've tried logging off/on, rebooting and restart the credentials manager service but there's no change.

More info...

After clicking Add on the sign-in options page, I'm seeing quite a few of the following errors logged in the Application log:
Faulting application name: CredentialUIBroker.exe, version: 6.3.9600.16384, time stamp: 0x5215f313
Faulting module name: DUI70.dll, version: 6.3.9600.17031, time stamp: 0x53086a1c
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x000000000000277d
Faulting process id: 0x110c
Faulting application start time: 0x01cf5b36ca94bed5
Faulting application path: C:WindowsSystem32CredentialUIBroker.exe
Faulting module path: C:Windowssystem32DUI70.dll
Report Id: 084f9905-c72a-11e3-8270-c05ffa3ee80b
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

I've tried booting into Safe Mode with Networking and this time I see an error box appear.

It's not too useful though.

Windows Security
Create a PIN
First, verify your account info.
The server threw an exception.

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Accounts :: Any Way To Avoid Login When Switching Account?

Mar 10, 2014

I was wondering if there was a way to avoid login when switching between accounts. I have things set up so I automatically login when I start the computer and when I awake from sleep.

But if my wife is using the computer and switches to her account, when I switch back, I have to sign in.

I could, I suppose change mine to a local account (like hers), but is there a way to do it with a microsoft account?

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Accounts :: Win 8.1 - Guest Account Does Not Show On Login Page?

Feb 23, 2014

I am running windows 8.1 and have noticed I am not given a choice anymore between my account and guest account. I have gone to control panel (users and accounts) and Guest Account does not show. However when I go to turn on Guest Account, it is already on. It just will not show up on my login page.

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Accounts :: How To Login To Administrator Account And Reset Password

Dec 29, 2013

one of my computer is in workgroup. The user has forgot his password, how to login to administrator account and reset his password. or is there anyway to reset the password

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Accounts :: Return To Local Account But Not Prompted To Login At Boot Up

Oct 18, 2013

I was forced to sign on with my MS account when installing 8.1.

Now I want to return to my local <username> account and not be prompted to log-in at boot up.

How can that be accomplished? It's set for NO password.

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Accounts :: How To Save Login Data During Switching From Local To Microsoft Account

May 28, 2013

In Windows 8, how do I save the Login data that is requested during switching from a local to a Microsoft account and vice versa so that Windows 8 will automatically perform these actions?

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Accounts :: Changing Local User Login Name On Login Screen

Sep 15, 2014

Windows is asking me for a password despite I've never had a password.

Here's what happened:

I've never had a password and choose during the win install to have 1 local account without password.

I used to have a user/login name with an non ascii character (é), and it was causing me some trouble. Hence I decided to change it with ascii only characters. Control Panel, users etc ... properties, changed the name of the local user.

Reboot, and boom, Windows asks me for a password and is displaying the former user name !! But there's no option to change the user name, I've read that there should be a back arrow but it's not here (probably because windows "thinks" there's no point since there is only 1 user).

I don't know what to do, I used a Linux live usb distro to use some tools that can reset password and unlock account, however:

1/ it can only reset password, which seems not to be the issue here, the issue is the wrong user name
2/ the linux tool shows 1 local user with the last update name

So I'm guessing windows is not using the proper name to login, but doesn't provide any mean to change it.

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Accounts :: Make All User Accounts Display At Login Screen?

Oct 28, 2013

I'm on HP laptop 2000-2d27dx Windows 8.1. My login screen shows only one user account. I have to click on arrow to switch to other existing user accounts. Is there a way to display all user accounts at login screen?

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Accounts :: Windows 8 - User Account Downgraded To Guest Account

Oct 14, 2013

I bought a shiny new laptop yesterday with windows 8 pre-installed. After setting a few things up, i restarted the computer for the first time. At this time the computer downloaded many updates. On start up since my user account has been downgraded to a guest account. This is the only account on the computer, as such i do not have administrator rights and i am unable to log in as an administrator.

May I have to restore the computer back to factory settings but how to do this without being the administrator.

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Accounts :: How To Connect Hotmail Account To Windows Account

Jul 9, 2013

How can I connect my hotmail account to my Windows account? I have connected that mail to my account on previous installation. My OS is Windows 8 Enterprise x64.

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Accounts :: Unable To Connect Microsoft Account To Domain Account

Jun 25, 2014

I am a system administrator in a large enterprise environment and we are doing a rollout of Windows 8.1. In our image capture we somehow captured a setting that is disabling users from setting up a connected account with their domain account. I am relatively sure that it is in my unattend and I can fix it for machines going forward but I really don't want to have to reimage the machines I've already deployed.

When I go to connect an account, the "connect to a Microsoft account" option is grayed out and the "some settings are managed by your administrator" message is displayed at the top. This is NOT a group policy object that is applying. The machines are in a test OU and there is absolutely no policy applied. I have searched all through local policy and even did a search through the registry for "account" (that took forever) but have been unable to find any registry key or local policy that would be causing this issue.

What setting might be causing this? I have 30+ machines already out in the environment and the user experience is going to be terrible if I have to reimage them all.

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Can't Connect To Microsoft To Login Or Use Account On Windows App

Feb 8, 2014

The problem is i can't connect to microsoft to login or use microsoft account on my windows app. When i open windows store apps message shows "Youre PC isn't connected to internet. To use the store, connect to the internet and try again.". When i tried to switch to microsoft account and login my account then it loads after that it show "The service isn't available right now - Try again later." I having this problem for more than two weeks until now. I tried a couple of time to refresh the windows - no luck same problem. Tried to restart and re-install windows - same problem.

Even when i tried to install Adobe photoshop and need to sign in nothing happens it keeps on loading to sgin in page. I tried to open adobe website and it open normally i can check any adobe page. But when i tried to download flash player no download button. So luckily i download it in other computer or i use google chrome. When i tried to click the sign in in adobe website it opens the login/sign page with white page and a html text on it but can't login. I tried and check with adobe forum but i can't post my problem because i cannot sign in. I check with other forums but no luck.

On my Facebook problem. I can open normally my facebook account/page read feeds, upload pics, upload vids. But when i tried to watch facebook videos post/feeds just loading the black screen videoit keeps on loading no luck to watch it or play. Youtube videos normally playing. I tried to check all even my graphics card, windows display tried to check everything even ask from others forum until now no answer and no luck.

I can open all my problems and error normally in other computer. So i think the problem is in my PC or windows. But tried to scan for error and troubleshoot no problems.

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Windows 8.1 - Bypassing Microsoft Account Login

Oct 18, 2013

How to skip Microsoft Account login?

1. During installation while configuring the user account it will as for a Microsoft account Login - Enter and blabla in the respective fields - press enter.
2. It may ask for a Security Code to verify because the account doesn't exist or confirm it is yours.
3. You will be able to "see" Create Local Account. Just click on it and enjoy.

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Windows 8 - Keyboard Stops Working After MS Account Login

Oct 11, 2013

I have 4 computer with none working keyboard after updates. This AM, I put an HP on line after being off line for several weeks (totally removed from home network).

Under BIOS control keyboard works. Enter password and Windows 8.0 takes over. Worked well until I ran update which had 88 updates. Upon restart , keyboard will not work. (Windows 8.0 was installed over Windows w/ all updates)

HP P7-1010 AMD processor 16 gig ram. 450 gig drive

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Accounts :: User Accounts Can't Delete Bad Or Corrupt Account In UAC

May 11, 2013

How to correct user accounts in windows 8 Pro on new HP Pavilion g7 2246nr, I set notebook up using Microsoft account then called Microsoft when problems started, and we decided to switched to a local account. They created a new user account, then copied all my files to it. But I ended up with i administrator account that could not be deleted. That worked but my files are broken up between 3 other user accounts. I spoke with Microsoft to try and consolidate the accounts and they used a command line in cmd, run as an administrator, but it did not finish, or I may have cut it off by accident.

I am still working with the system but it has problems. I have reloaded the software 3 times so for. How to correct the problem without reloading all the software again? Also after setting up sharepoint in Office Pro Plus, it created another administrator account in UAC. I did not think this was going to happen? Right now in the UAC I have two administrator accounts with the sane name, In c:users there 5 with the temp file they created. What that command line they attempted to use was to correct and consolidate the user accounts.

How to correct the problem without reloading all the software again.

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Can't Login To Microsoft Account On Windows 8.1 Pro / Error Code 0x80070426

Sep 2, 2013

When trying to log in to a Microsoft account either in Skydrive or Windows Store I get error code 0x80070426.

I have tried WSReset.exe (windows store reset), apps.diagcab and microsoftaccounts.diagcab, but with no luck.

Windows 8.1 Pro non-WMC x64 retail phone activated.

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Accounts :: How To Disable MSN Login To Windows 8

Dec 11, 2013

Right now when I start Windows 8 it stays on the lock screen and requires entering your MSN to further continue to desktop. I don't use charms I use Start8 so basically I get straight to the desktop but after I enter pass. How can I disable that logging on MSN completely?

Also at some time in the future I will want to re-enable that option. But better - can I reenable it to require password but once I log in to automatically sign off MSN?

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Accounts :: Windows 8.1 Login For Only One User?

Nov 6, 2013

I have just upgraded to 8.1 and my user insists on my microsoft password before it lets me log in; the other three users do not have this problem. How do I remove this annoying factor from my log in. I want to go straight to the user log in screen without this annoying bit.

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Accounts :: Cannot Login After Windows 8.1 Upgrade

Nov 1, 2013

I upgrade my Window 8 to 8.1 and now, I cannot log in! I write my credentials and try log in but to 2 seconds, log out. I try with different users and always same.

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Accounts :: How Remove Password Upon Login To Windows 8

Jan 13, 2014

I am the only user of my machine and do not need this function and do not need the password nor my email to show

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Slow Login On Administrator Accounts Only - Windows 8.1

Sep 26, 2014

I've been using this build, which is equipped with a Crucial SSD and Windows 8.1, for about a month now. When I try logging into a standard account, my system's speed is on full display, logging in in barely 2 seconds. But on an account with admin privileges, logging in lags on the post-password screen for 20+ seconds before loading "Welcome" and the desktop. This is the only variable that causes the problem; local vs. Microsoft linked account, or Task Managaer startup processes enabled vs. disabled are not causing it. I've read that removing Gigabyte bloatware fixes the problem, and while I do have a Gigabyte MB, removing its software did not fix this problem for me.

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Accounts :: Unable To Login As Standard User On Windows 8.1 PC

Jul 29, 2014

My son is no longer able to logon to his standard user account on my Windows 8.1 U1. I am unable to switch users following a cold start of the computer. Also, I am unable to switch users while logged on to my account.

My System:
Dell XPS 8100 with Intel i5 processor and 6GB DDR3 ram. The desktop initially included Windows 7 Home Premium. I upgraded to Windows 8 Pro as a $40 Windows Store purchase. I've since updated to Version 8.1 and the first update following the release of 8.1. At time of upgrade to Windows 8, all prior updates to Windows 7 were current and successful. Since upgrading to Windows 8, all updates are current and I only experienced 1 update "Failed" (KB2919355), which upon a reinitialization after the failure, was successful. Until this problem, the PC and operating system have run very well with no real problems.

As noted above, there are 2 users on this PC. Myself (administrator), and son (standard user). I can't pinpoint an exact date when my son was no longer able to logon to his account; however in checking the registry I find that the last notation of his login activity under error reporting was a successful login and logoff done on April 30th. And even though attempts have been made since that time to login to his account, there are no notations of this in the error reporting log that I can find. Most likely that's because I can't get to a point that will allow me to "initiate" a login for his account. It's as though his account does not exist.

What Happens When:
Boot - When the computer boots, it only presents a login screen for my account. There is no right-arrow allowing me to switch users. Switching to a secure login via Ctrl Alt Del yields the same results.

After I'm logged in - If I click to switch users, once again I will get a login screen with my account only and no way of switching users. If I wake the computer from sleep or from screen saver mode, I'm presented with my user picture and password, however, this time I do get a right-arrow to switch user. When I click the arrow, the screen goes black for about 5-7 seconds, at which time I'm presented my user login and no switch user arrow.

Efforts to Resolve:
I've researched this issue the the past month or so and have checked and/or tried just about everything that's out there from Microsoft, Windows 8 Forum, The Windows Club, and a few other sites as well. As I follow the suggested fixes, everything seems to be as it should be. I've yet to find anything that does not appear to be "right". For example: SFC /scannow says everything's OK. If I go to User Accounts, both accounts are present. If I go to C:Usersmy son's account, it is there. I am able to create another account with name and password. However, I am unable to open that account for the same reasons that I'm not able to open my son's account. The new account created is NOT reflected under C:UsersNew Account, so I'm unable to copy files from my son's account to the new account.

Because of the time delay from when my son first informed me that he's been unable to open his account, my restore points are all following when it probably occurred. I do have a Macrium image from late March that is available. However, I'm wondering if I brought the PC back to a state from this past March if I would be able to install all updates to get the system current. I know Microsoft was imposing time constraints associated with updating to Update 1 following Windows 8.1 ...

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Oct 12, 2012

How do you change Windows 8 to startup with the list of users on the computer rather than the user who logged in last? I know you can hit the back button but it's just annoying adding unnecessary steps to logging in. How to change this?

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Nov 28, 2013

I just bought a new Windows 8 Dell Vostro 5470 laptop. I signed in with my Live account, which I use on my main computer everyday.

I upgraded into Windows 8.1, and set up fingerprint authentication as well. I didn't have a problem signing in with it, nor with my 12-character password (which I used today on my PC to log in).

Last night I locked the laptop (from the ctrl+alt+del screen) and left it. By the time I got back, it went into hibernation or something. Meaning to say, it looked turned off. I didn't touch it until today.

When I turn it back on today, I couldn't sign in. Neither the fingerprint wasn't working, nor my password - but then on a closer look, I saw that I couldn't enter more than 9 characters in the password field! Restart didn't work. Reminder - my password is 12 characters long and I used it just the day before.

Disclaimer: this is a brand new laptop, nothing is installed on it. The only things I did with it were Windows Update, upgrade to 8.1, set up fingerprint log-in and surf the web a little bit. I don't mind totally resetting everything, I just don't know how to do it.

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Mar 5, 2013

I have a new Samsung lap top nd set up the Microsoft account to an email address - it is the main one for my computer but wont accept the password, I have changed it several times and each time I try again I have the same problem - I can't get into things as its looking for the password which it wont accept! I have deleted the account hoping that would prompt something - but no - even more problems!! I do have another account that I have set up and have added as an additional user - how do I get this one onto the main one for my lap top? as I am no further forward except wishing I hadn't bought the lap top or windows *!

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Store Cannot Login To Live Account After 8.1 Upgrade

Nov 12, 2013

I have a long standing Live account, and my computer has been set as a trusted device. when I upgraded to Windows 8 I was thrilled to be able to purchase apps for my computer and have many photo apps and art apps. I upgraded to 8.1 and now I can not log in to the store at all. I go through the process and at the last stop I get a screen telling me that there is another account on this PC using that account. I know this, it is me, on my account! I need to purchase something and i can not. I am afraid to even try and run something because I do not want to get locked out of my already purchased apps.

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Accounts :: At Login Screen Hide Guest User (Windows 8.1 RTM)

Sep 21, 2013

I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise RTM

At the login screen I see my user ID and a Guest user. Can I hide the guest user at login screen - I only want to see my user.

I DON'T want to boot in bypassing the sign on screen. (Note this is NOT the same as booting direct to desktop !!!).

This is new in Windows 8.1 RTM - I never had this in previous editions of windows.

(Note I really don't want to DISABLE the account - I just don't want to see it at login).

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Oct 26, 2013

I removed the password login screen on my wife's Windows 8 laptop, so the laptop boots up to the Desktop with no login requirement. She no longer has Administrator privileges. Control Panel/User Accounts show a password protected Administrator user and Local Account Password protected Administrator user.

I want to run Chkdsk since her HD has a read sector problem but need full Administrator privileges to do so.

How do I restore the password protected Administrator logins?

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