MS keeps wanting to verify it is me.

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  1. meebers's Avatar
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       #11

    Mine has been "silent" since my original post but tonight it happened. This is what I see. Again, pin in, MS happy. I think SoFine409 [post 9] may have come up with it??? I too use same credentials on 2 computers
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails MS keeps wanting to verify it is me.-pin.jpg  
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  2. cereberus's Avatar
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       #12

    meebers said:
    Mine has been "silent" since my original post but tonight it happened. This is what I see. Again, pin in, MS happy. I think SoFine409 [post 9] may have come up with it??? I too use same credentials on 2 computers
    I use several devices with same login, so I do not think it is that. It appears to be random. My guess is something glitches when pc is 'checking in' with MS Account Sever and it then flags up a error and it needs revalidating.
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  3. Posts : 1,281
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       #13

    meebers said:
    Mine has been "silent" since my original post but tonight it happened. This is what I see. Again, pin in, MS happy. I think SoFine409 [post 9] may have come up with it??? I too use same credentials on 2 computers
    Are you using a passwordless sign-in option for your Microsoft account such as Windows Hello Pin?
    Last edited by MeAndMyComputer; 15 Hours Ago at 09:54.
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  4. Wisewiz's Avatar
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       #14

    SoFine409 said:
    I think I might have something to do with using the same login credentials on more than one PC. Just a guess.
    Good guess, but almost certainly wrong: When required to log in to my MS account, I log in with the same P/W and same PIN from any of my three active PCs. MS identifies each PC by its name.

    Two things of possible significance: I never log into my PCs on the MS account; I use a local account and PIN on all.

    Today, I logged in to MS and changed to passwordless, at their invitation. Now when I need to log in to my MS account, it is always through the Authenticator app on my iPhone.

    From MS: "Congrats! You've removed the password from the Microsoft account ************@gmail.com."

    From Review Geek this morning: "Microsoft has spent the last few years edging toward a passwordless future. And now, the company is allowing users to remove passwords from their Microsoft account in favor of Windows Hello, the Microsoft Authenticator app, SMS sign-in, and other forms of authentication. Itís an odd move, but it comes with a few major benefits."

    Your Microsoft Account No Longer Requires a Password … Wait, What? – Review Geek
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  5. meebers's Avatar
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       #15

    MeAndMyComputer said:
    Are you using a passwordless sign-in option for your Microsoft account such as Windows Hello Pin?
    Unless I do no understand your question?? NO, just use a pin?
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  6. Posts : 1,281
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       #16

    meebers said:
    Unless I do no understand your question?? NO, just use a pin?
    @ meebers post #15 “Unless I do no understand your question?? NO, just use a pin?”
    --- Do you have a password you can use instead of a PIN?

    Forum 138564 Enable or Disable Passwordless Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts
    Enable or Disable Passwordless Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts

    Option One: Enable or Disable Passwordless Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts in Settings
    Step 3
    MS keeps wanting to verify it is me.-windows-hello-pin-option.jpg

    Your screenshot in post #11 shows
    MS keeps wanting to verify it is me.-meebers-screenshot-post-11-shows.jpg

    That makes me wonder
    “Are you using a passwordless sign-in option for your Microsoft account such as Windows Hello Pin?”
    --- If that isn’t the case, that’s ok as that possibility doesn’t apply then.
    --- If that is the case, I'll review the technicalities involved.

    In my case I do not use a “passwordless sign-in option for my Microsoft account such as Windows Hello Pin”
    --- With that said though, I’m willing to troubleshoot an issue based on facts.
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