Articles tagged: Microsoft Account

Outlook.com recovery fail

How Do I Get into My Outlook.com Account If I Don’t Have the Recovery Phone or Email?

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.

Microsoft Login -- Additional Verification

Why Am I Being Asked for Additional Verification on Sign-in?

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.

Email address on sign-in screen

Tip of the Day: Control Your Email Address on the Sign-in Screen

Microsoft Office Installations

How to Move an Office 365 Subscription to Another Machine

The Microsoft Office 365 subscription model makes moving to a new machine very, very easy.

Password Frustration

What are my Hotmail and Outlook.com Account Recovery Options?

Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I’ll review different scenarios.

Signing In To Windows 10 Using a Microsoft Account

Tip of the Day: Log In to Windows 10 Using a Microsoft Account

Frustration

Why Do Windows Updates Mess Up My Computer?

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.

Local Account Switch: Done!

How Do I Switch Back to a Local Account Sign-in for Windows 10?

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.

What Does Signing into My Microsoft Account Really Mean in Windows?

Microsoft certainly makes things confusing. First, let’s sort out the difference between logging into your Microsoft account and logging into your computer.

How Do I Go Back to a Regular Account after Updating to Windows 8.1?

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.

Skype

How Can People Be Signed into Both Skype and Microsoft Messenger at the Same Time?

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.