repeating notification "you need to fix your microsoft account"

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  1. AmericanPharaoh's Avatar
    Posts : 755
    Windows 10 Home
       #21

    whitebloodcell said:
    Called Microsoft in the end. The solution was to temporarily convert to a local account (Settings->Accounts->Sign in with a local account instead), without setting a password for it (don't think it matters though) when it prompts you to create one. I created a new local account as I didn't have one previously. Restart the computer. Open up the Store and sign in with my Microsoft account (I was prompted to create a pin for my account when I did, again don't think you have to though). Switch the local account back to my Microsoft account (Settings->Accounts->Sign in with a Microsoft account instead). So the store issue is fixed, and hopefully the notification issue also. Haven't seen it in the 10 mins since I did the above.

    Hopefully this solution can help others.
    Glad to hear you have it sorted. If you have any more problems with your MS account in the future, just start a new thread. We can consider this issue closed.
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  2. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #22

    aardvark said:
    Well, MS obviously thinks you all have a MS account that needs fixing. So, do any of you receive Insider Builds and/or sign into a specific app with a MS account login (like the Xbox app for example)? I use a local account (no login required) but I do login to certain apps as required:

    Attachment 94297
    I am having this same error message but on my 950xl running anniversary update (non-insider).

    what to do?
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  3. ddelo's Avatar
    Posts : 2,223
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #23

    bulls96 said:
    I am having this same error message but on my 950xl running anniversary update (non-insider).

    what to do?
    Please take a look at this post. It has fixed the problem for me.
    repeating notification - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    Dimitri
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #24

    It has absolutely nothing to do with your account. It has to do with Cortana and MS no being able to access all your contacts, camera, microphone, location, and advertising ID. If you turn any of these 'OFF' for a single app, or off completely, you will notified that your account needs to be fixed. When you click on the notification you will be asked for your PIN or password, after that it will reset all those privacy settings back to their default state, ALL OF THEM WILL BE ON.

    Follow the instructions in the notification. Reboot. The notifications will be gone. To get the notifications back you only need to turn off a single privacy option. Go to Settings/Privacy click on any of those categories and turn off ONE single setting, and the 'Fix your MS account notifications' will return after your next reboot.
    Last edited by Pofizaulf84; 23 Sep 2016 at 16:10. Reason: fixed spelling and clarified plurals
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows10
       #25

    Same here.
    MS have forced out an update without regard for the variety of users. Many have no issues with their account, but MS don't care about this.
    They have obviously sent out updates without thorough testing, and caused their users a lot of grief.
    How about changing the message to include a "don't show this message again" check-box?
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  6. Posts : 1
    Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
       #26

    Me as well...only local accounts, I do not use any "windows apps." All my apps are Windows software, desktop versions (including Skype). I do have a Microsoft Account, and sometimes I use the email from browser only (mostly for spam).
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  7. Posts : 1
    windows
       #27

    It's June 2017 and this annoying message still pops up upon login. I don't know if MS has gone insane or they're doing this intentionally - trying to grab personal info for commercial purposes - but if this doesn't get sorted out, I'll never buy Windows again. I'm not that interested on games and with the new platform agnostic APIs like Vulkan I don't think even that will be a consideration.
    I payed for a license key, I installed the product and now I want to use it, so LEAVE ME ALONE MICROSOFT!
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #28

    McNistor said:
    It's June 2017 and this annoying message still pops up upon login. I don't know if MS has gone insane or they're doing this intentionally - trying to grab personal info for commercial purposes - but if this doesn't get sorted out, I'll never buy Windows again. I'm not that interested on games and with the new platform agnostic APIs like Vulkan I don't think even that will be a consideration.
    I payed for a license key, I installed the product and now I want to use it, so LEAVE ME ALONE MICROSOFT!
    Or you could have read three posts above yours, from August 2016 (yes, almost a year old), pointing to an easy and clear solution.
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #29

    ddelo said:
    I also use only the Local Account and had the same problem with this toast notification, every time I signed in.
    As @Clintlgm has mentioned, repeating notification - Windows 10 Forums, I solved the problem by doing the following:

    Go to: Settings > Privacy > General
    Set to OFF “Let apps on my other devices open apps and continue experiences on this device”
    Set to OFF “Let apps on my other devices use Bluetooth to open apps and continue experiences on this device”
    This worked perfectly, thanks.
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