Verify your identity on this pc, no code sent to e-mail?

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    I never had to do this. I installed Windows 10 with internet off and all drives except for the target SSD disconnected. The setup never offered anything but the local user account. Afterwards, I connected to the Internet to activate Windows and it did not even ask me for the key (that I wrote down from the download site, that was not necessary apparently). So my Windows copy is not aware of any email addresses I might have and it never asks me to use any of them.
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       #22

    unifex said:
    I never had to do this. I installed Windows 10 with internet off and all drives except for the target SSD disconnected. The setup never offered anything but the local user account. Afterwards, I connected to the Internet to activate Windows and it did not even ask me for the key (that I wrote down from the download site, that was not necessary apparently). So my Windows copy is not aware of any email addresses I might have and it never asks me to use any of them.
    You won't need the code if you don't use a live ID. With a Live ID you can sync website passwords etc though the one drive sync feature across multiple PC's. If I log into say Windows 10 forums on my laptop and I tell it to remember this site. When I log into my desktop with my live ID that password gets synced to it. The code sent through e-mail is a safe guard measure so somebody can't spoof your live ID e-mail and get your passwords. The passwords and some other sync settings won't work until that PC is a trusted PC.
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  3. Posts : 71
    Windows 10
       #23

    My problem is that I have three PCs (two converted). When it asks me for the email address, I have to give it the email address of my PC associated with the Microsoft Account which means that I have to go into the other room to get the code and come out and enter it on the PC I am working on.

    Is there a way to associate the other two PCs with a different email account under the "master" Microsoft account?

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  4. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #24

    Log into your account online and check the options. You might be able to add another e-mail account as an alias. I do believe sending a text massage to a phone is also an option. You can also click the I can't do this now option. Then do it latter on when you have your e-mail client setup on that PC.
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  5. Posts : 71
    Windows 10
       #25

    alphanumeric said:
    Log into your account online and check the options. You might be able to add another e-mail account as an alias. I do believe sending a text massage to a phone is also an option. You can also click the I can't do this now option. Then do it latter on when you have your e-mail client setup on that PC.
    Thanks for the ideas. I tried before and I tried again and I cannot see any place to set up different emails for my other PCs. In fact, they tell me to use the same account email with my other devices.

    I only use my cell phone for emergencies. I do not do texting. Too old to learn and no one to text to. Sorry.

    I have email clients on all PCs. The problem is that the Microsoft account is tied to the main one.

    Also, I cannot find a place at the Microsoft account to really contact anyone.

    I guess I could try the Microsoft forum but they do not respond like the members on this forum.

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  6. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #26

    Have a look around here, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-001/windows/accounts There is an Ask the Microsoft Answer desk option at the bottom.
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  7. Posts : 71
    Windows 10
       #27

    alphanumeric said:
    Have a look around here, http://windows.microsoft.com/en-001/windows/accounts There is an Ask the Microsoft Answer desk option at the bottom.
    They transferred me to the Windows Answer Desk - http://www.microsoftstore.com/store?...S&SiteID=msusa

    The official answer is that I would have to set up a Microsoft account for each PC and register that PC to its own MS account.

    That is not something that I really want to do, so I guess I will continue going to the other room to get the verify code when the situation comes up. Or figure out how to get a text to my phone.

    Thanks for your assistance.

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  8. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #28

    Not something I would want to do either. It would be sneaker net for me lol.
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