Articles tagged: Microsoft Account
A recovery code created in advance can help you regain access to your Microsoft account if you get locked out.
I tried to get locked out of my Microsoft account while traveling. I couldn’t. Why? I’d prepared. You can too.
The ability to create a local user account on Windows hasn’t been removed; it’s just not obvious where to find it.
If Microsoft detects a login attempt to your account from a country other than yours, additional security information may be required. You need to be prepared to provide it.
Possession of a Microsoft account recovery code is proof you are the account owner and should be allowed in should you ever lose account access.
If the time on your Outlook.com messages is wrong by hours, you may need to correct the time zone in your Microsoft account profile.
Two-factor authentication is perhaps the most important, if not most recommended, additional security steps you can take for your online accounts. I walk through two-factor using a Microsoft account.
Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. Here’s how to get your account back varies based on what happened to it.
If you don’t have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account — maybe.
The Microsoft Office 365 subscription model makes moving to a new machine very, very easy.
We hear of Windows Update messing up computers. I’ll look through one scenario and offer some advice and a reminder: it’s not your fault.
It’s not uncommon to set up Windows 10 only to find you’re required to log in with a Microsoft account. I’ll show you how to restore a local account sign-in.
Microsoft certainly makes things confusing. First, let’s sort out the difference between logging into your Microsoft account and logging into your computer.
After updating Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, many users find that they must now login to their machines using their Microsoft account. I’ll show you how to switch back to logging in with a local account as you did before.
Until the migration from IM to Skype is complete, I think it’s likely to see both accounts for many friends. It’s simply that Skype, the program, is logging into the both Skype and Microsoft Messenger at the same time.