1.    14 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Linked my PC to outlook account and now login is a new password


    Hello

    New to the forums and PCs in general. Bit of back info - built a PC a month ago. Have had a few set backs with drivers and BIOS update, but it seems everything is stable for now.

    I signed into my Xbox Live account about a week ago, which is linked to my hotmail/outlook account Ive had for ages. This automatically linked to my PC user account I have on this PC. I found out by rebooting, login screen shows my name as usual, but now underneath shows my email. It also changed my login password to my outlook password. Is this something to be concerned about? I can still login fine, but been nagging me because Ive never had a login password automatically switch on me before.
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  2.    14 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,773
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Hansperdman, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you switched your account that you sign in to Windows with to a Microsoft account when you setup and signed in to the Xbox app.

    This is perfectly normal, and is nothing to worry about since your Microsoft account uses your email address password.
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  3.    14 Feb 2016 #3
    Join Date : Feb 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Hansperdman, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It sounds like you switched your account that you sign in to Windows with to a Microsoft account when you setup and signed in to the Xbox app.

    This is perfectly normal, and is nothing to worry about since your Microsoft account uses your email address password.

    Cool thanks! Will mark as solved.
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  4.    14 Feb 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,773
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    You're most welcome.
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