How To Stop A Microsoft Pop-Up?

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       #11

    .......Two days now, and no pop ups!
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  2. RickC's Avatar
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       #12

    The popups may not appear but, if you go to Settings > System > Shared experiences, no doubt the warning will be there.

    For example:

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    The way to get rid of it is to click on the Manage your accounts link below the warning. This will show you the account that's being used:

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    I don't use a Microsoft Account, only a Local account (and get my email via webmail rather than the built-in Windows 10 Mail app) so I just clicked on the Remove button. The result is that the error is immediately removed:

    How To Stop A Microsoft Pop-Up?-shared_experiences_after.png

    (Obviously don't do this if you do use a Microsoft account and sync between multiple devices.)

    Hope this helps...
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  3. Posts : 40
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       #13

    Hi RickC,

    Thanks for the advice. However, my "Shared Experiences" page does not have that "Remove" button as you can see in the picture below. It only has the "Manage" button, and even that wasn't visible until I clicked on the word Microsoft. By the way, I erased my Email addresses (Chrome & Yahoo) before posting this picture. So what now?



    Also, I don't think I need my Microsoft Account because I never use it. Frankly, I didn't even know it was there until I started getting those annoying pop ups telling me it had a problem. But, I am still nervous about removing it, or deleting it, or just shutting it off. I mean Microsoft runs Windows 10 right? And Windows 10 is where I have my Chrome, Yahoo, and all of the other stuff I use. So I am afraid I might lose something. Your thoughts?
    Last edited by CanAm; 27 Feb 2020 at 12:28.
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  4. RickC's Avatar
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       #14

    @CanAm - I cannot see the picture you attached.

    'Win 10' is the operating system (which you might log in with either a Microsoft Account or a Local account to use). 'Chrome' is an internet browser and 'Yahoo' is a service often used for online email [a.k.a. webmail] but also, occasionally, for internet browser searches.

    A Microsoft Account doesn't necessarily have to use the name of a Microsoft email account... you can also use other email accounts as your Microsoft Account name in order to log in to Win 10.

    [As an aside.... you don't need any online email account at all to set up a new Win 10 device... but the current Win 10 OOBE [Out Of the Box Experience] process does not explain that to you in plain English.]

    (You can blame Microsoft 2000% for not making all this clearer. Its failure to use simple English in preference to just making up its own gobbledegook is legendary ['flighting', anybody?]. All been done before, which - if you've ever read the Mad Hatter's tea party in Lewis Carol's 'Through the Looking Glass' - I suspect was the impetus of MS' engineers. Just curiouser and curiouser how much MS can convolute a simple front-end [GUI] process such as logging in to an OS' front-end. Timothy Leary would have been proud... groovy, babe...)
    Last edited by RickC; 27 Feb 2020 at 15:48.
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  5. Posts : 40
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       #15

    Hi RickC,

    OK on you not seeing the picture I posted. No biggie. The page I posted, like the one you posted above, just does not have that "Remove" button like your picture shows. But, it does have the "Manage" button. So assuming that I don't use my Microsoft Account for anything, is there anything in "Manage" that I can use to remove Microsoft or even just shut it off?

    Thanks for all your help. I feel that I am getting closer to correcting this issue. :)

    I will be online until 3PM PST, but will return tomorrow morning at 10 AM PST.
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  6. RickC's Avatar
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       #16

    CanAm said:
    The page I posted, like the one you posted above, just does not have that "Remove" button like your picture shows. But, it does have the "Manage" button. So assuming that I don't use my Microsoft Account for anything, is there anything in "Manage" that I can use to remove Microsoft or even just shut it off?
    As per my previous post, click on the Manage button and let us know (screenshot) what you see...

    (PS - I'm in the UK and don't understand about all your US timezones... so we'll just catch up whenever... or others can jump in?)
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  7. Posts : 40
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       #17

    I found this in "Manage"....

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    Can you find these pages on your computer? The wording makes me nervous about closing Microsoft.

    It is 1:56 PM here in California USA as I type this. PST stands for Pacific Standard Time.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi RickC,

    It's almost 3 PM my time, and that means it's time for me to shut down. I will be back tomorrow at 10:30 AM my time, and I will look to see if you posted anything. Hopefully you have. :)

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    .......And further than that:

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    RickC, there are a heck of a lot of warnings before closing my Microsoft Account. And what about losing my Yahoo mail, Chrome, GMail, My Pictures, Windows Defender, MS Paint, MS Office 2003, My Alarm Clock/Timer, And all of my Extensions? I don't want to lose any of that stuff and I am afraid if I close my Microsoft Account I will. Thoughts?

    I will be here until 3 PM today (Friday 2/28/20), California time, and then back on Monday.
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  8. Posts : 40
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       #18

    OK, since I am not getting anymore replies, and those annoying pop ups from Microsoft are no longer appearing on my screen (even though my settings still show it), I am not going to cancel my Microsoft account because there are just too many warnings. So I am marking this thread as (sort of) solved since my original reason for posting this thread was to stop the Microsoft account pop ups on my monitor.

    Thanks to all of you who offered your advice to this problem!
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  9. RickC's Avatar
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       #19

    CanAm said:
    I found this in "Manage"....
    Those are just tabs in a web browser... so you've come out of the Settings app. Try following this tutorial here on TenForums:

    How to Switch to a Local Account from a Microsoft Account in Windows 10

    Hope this helps...
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