1.    26 Nov 2015 #1
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    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.
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  2.    26 Nov 2015 #2
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    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.
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  3.    27 Nov 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by kene 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.
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  4.    10 Aug 2016 #4
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    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!
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