Windows 10: Password change Solved

  1.    26 Nov 2015 #1

    Password change


    Brought here today due to an intensely annoying new trick from Microsoft.

    I could not login to my own computer today and nearly ran out of re-tries, before I realised that Mr Gates had changed my local machine password to be the same as my Microsoft account, probably because yesterday I expanded my activity to be more than just OneDrive and using MS Office apps - I went to the Microsoft Store (what a distortion of user-friendly site design and use !) and purchased an App.

    So, what can I do ? I want my MS account at the store to have one PW and my local to have a PW which is something else entirely. Can someone tell me how to do this?

    Until yesterday's opening of an account at the store I was able to have an entirely different password for signing in to Live account and to Outlook online.

    While I am here, can anyone tell me the correct way to do a search on the MS Store ? I read about using Win+C, but that is not reliable and does not work if there is something on your computer which is same or similar named. One of the things I was referring to in the comment about the awfulness of the Store.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    26 Nov 2015 #2

    I suggest you use a local account as your computer's sign-in option. After logging on to Windows 10 as local account, you should be prompted to type your email password to sign-in to Microsoft Store.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3

    kene said: View Post
    I suggest you use a local account as your computer's sign-in option. After logging on to Windows 10 as local account, you should be prompted to type your email password to sign-in to Microsoft Store.
    Yes, I figured it out a little later after posting. But how arrogant of MS to make the change and let me find out how to undo it ! Good practice should dictate that I be invited to make the change, with information on advantages/disadvantages. However, why should I imagine Mr Gates would encourage good practice.

    Thanks for the reply.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 up-to-date
       10 Aug 2016 #4

    Bill Gates hasn't touched Microsoft for some time. Thank Satya Nadella. I came here in hopes of solving my own issue but sadly, yours was different. My local policy has domain password complexity requirements even though it's not joined to a domain and the local security policy doesn't have those requirements defined... Thanks Satya!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Solved Encryption Password change in General Support
I read that if a folder is encrypted and I change my login password, then I can't login to that folder anymore. I was testing that on my folder, I did encrypt it, now it's green, I went and changed my password and login again, but I still can access...
I have three Win 10 PC's (desktop, laptop, Surface) that all have the admin login account set up through a common Microsoft Hotmail account. I changed to a new password on my Hotmail account, but the old Hotmail password is still used for logins to...
Solved Change from password BACK to PIN? in User Accounts and Family Safety
On one of the previews some time ago I changed from using a PIN over to a Windows/Microsoft logon password. Why? I don't recall. Now I want to go back to using a PIN but I can not find a route to do so. Settings: Accounts: Sign-in Options has areas...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:54.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums