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  1.    04 Feb 2016 #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mynmisklly View Post
    I created an account specifically to add my complaints about Windows 10 on this forum. I have 4 children ages 8, 6, 4, and 2. They all love playing PBS kids and watching Netflix on our touch screen. I simply want to limit their screen time, and I think it should be a very simple process.

    In addition to all the nonsense described in the previous posts, they now require a credit card. They "have" to charge me $0.50 to create the email account for my very young children, whom I don't even want to have email accounts.

    Completely. Ridiculous.

    Life is hard enough, why does this have to be so complicated.
    Hello Mynmisklly, and welcome to Ten Forums.


    A Microsoft account is 100% free, and does not require a credit card.

    Adding their accounts as a child in your Microsoft Family is also free.
    Last edited by Brink; 24 Mar 2016 at 09:54. Reason: added quote
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  2.    30 Mar 2016 #22
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    I also was charged the $.50 each for 2 of my kids to set up Microsoft accounts at some point for "verification purpose". It is true.
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  3.    20 May 2016 #23
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    Microsoft on another planet with this....


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mynmisklly, and welcome to Ten Forums.


    A Microsoft account is 100% free, and does not require a credit card.

    Adding their accounts as a child in your Microsoft Family is also free.

    I think you have completely missed the point of the OP.

    Windows 8 and 8.1 used to allow a local account to be a child account. It was painful enough using internet explorer to manage family settings. But it worked.
    Now a child account has to be linked to a Microsoft account. Ok, so both my kids have a Microsoft outlook.com account. However they will not allow simple password sign-in. Try telling my 5 year old her password is not 'cat' but now sdfsd$72@us2

    she won't be able to just jump on, switch user from her brothers account and load her minecraft, something they both did seamlessly in Windows 8/8.1, again Microsoft just on another planet with this family stuff. Do any of the people there making these decisions have kids?

    I will be downgrading to 8.1 until I see a fix for this.
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  4.    20 May 2016 #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben12345 View Post
    I think you have completely missed the point of the OP.
    Hello Ben, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I was referring and replying to this part below. I've never been charged to setup and verify a Microsoft account.

    In addition to all the nonsense described in the previous posts, they now require a credit card. They "have" to charge me $0.50 to create the email account for my very young children, whom I don't even want to have email accounts.
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  5.    12 Jul 2016 #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Ben, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I was referring and replying to this part below. I've never been charged to setup and verify a Microsoft account.
    then I suspect that you haven't set up a child account.

    They charge 50 cents per child account that you set up. You have to have a credit card.

    You can always opt to lie when you create you 6 year olds email address so that they are 18 years old and not get any of the child controls.
    Last edited by jayabalard; 12 Jul 2016 at 17:03. Reason: explanation
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  6.    12 Jul 2016 #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayabalard View Post
    then I suspect that you haven't set up a child account.

    They charge 50 cents per child account that you set up. You have to have a credit card.

    You can always opt to lie when you create you 6 year olds email address so that they are 18 years old and not get any of the child controls.
    I did set one up to be able to create the tutorial, and I wasn't charged anything or required to have a credit card.

    Exactly where or at what step is this happening for you?

    Child Account - Add or Remove from Your Family in Windows 10
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  7.    12 Jul 2016 #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I did set one up to be able to create the tutorial, and I wasn't charged anything or required to have a credit card.

    Exactly where or at what step is this happening for you?

    Child Account - Add or Remove from Your Family in Windows 10
    Step 6/7 when the child goes to log in to their account to accept the invite.
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  8.    12 Jul 2016 #28
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    I did use an older MSA of mine to invite as a child though.
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  9.    12 Jul 2016 #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I did use an older MSA of mine to invite as a child though.
    I used an existing one that I think I created for a Skype call in 2012 and hadn't used since to do the Inviting. The child accounts are All new with their existing email addresses.

    As soon as I go to log in with the child account, it says to log in with an adult account. When I log in with my account, it goes to validate that my account is actually an adult, and asks for 50 cents on a credit card.
    I'm on my phone at a concert or I'd like to some screenshots
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  10.    12 Jul 2016 #30
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    In that case it sounds like it may just being used as a form of verification for the MSA (Microsoft account) if you're not doing so by getting a code via text message, email, or phone call.

    Is the 50 cents charge reversed back to the card later?
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