Windows 10: Adding my Microsoft account to a repaired computer

Discus and support Adding my Microsoft account to a repaired computer in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I recently received my computer back from the ASUS repair shop. It had been returned to factory settings. I bought it in 2017. To log in I created a... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Phakers, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Phakers Win User

    Adding my Microsoft account to a repaired computer


    I recently received my computer back from the ASUS repair shop. It had been returned to factory settings. I bought it in 2017.

    To log in I created a local account. I transferred my files back into the c and d drives.

    When I went into settings to add my Microsoft account I got the following message: "Oops, something went wrong. Whatever happened, it was probably our fault. Please try again." ASUS tech support updated all my drivers and updates to current settings.

    I also tried to add my account in safe mode but got the error message, "Something went wrong. Try again" I repeated and got the same message.

    Has anyone had a similar issue and resolved it?

    :)
     
    Phakers, Apr 20, 2021
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  2. johnpd Win User

    Adding a Device to Microsoft Account Requires a MS Account User

    I noticed that my newer Windows 10 computer had not been added to my list of devices on my Microsoft Account so I attempted to add it, only to find out that apparently the computer must be logged in to a Microsoft account user in order to do this. I only have local accounts set up on my computers and I don't particularly want a Microsoft account user set up as I will never use it. With the latest Win10 versions apparently Microsoft wants all computers to have a Microsoft account user set up as they make it very difficult to set up a local user as the first account. Does anyone have any way around this? I am not sure what listing this device on your account buys you.

    JohnD
     
    johnpd, Apr 20, 2021
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  3. TomWtsn Win User
    Adding a computer to my microsoft account device list

    I have an HP desktop. The processor overheated and the motherboard and processor were damaged and had to be replaced, this computer was on my Microsoft Account device list prior to the overheating problem and now its not, nor can I add it to my device list
    as I suppose its no longer an HP computer after the repair.

    I would like to get it back on my device list as I thought it would be a good idea to do so as I plan to upgrade from 7 to 10.

    Is there a way I can get this desktop added to my device list? Thanks
     
    TomWtsn, Apr 20, 2021
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  4. Adding my Microsoft account to a repaired computer

    Huge problem - My Microsoft account was added to a friends computer as THE ONLY account

    Hi,

    If you've unintentionally added your Microsoft account to a different computer, you have the option to remove it by simply signing in to your Microsoft account. Here's how you can do it:

    • Sign in to your Microsoft account
      here.
    • Click your friend's computer name under Devices.
    • Select Remove PC.

    By doing the steps above, your friend will lose his access to the entire account and will be asked by the system to create a new one. He'll no longer be able to access all files and apps your account currently has.

    Let us know if it addressed your concern.

    Thank you.
     
    Angela Pun, Apr 20, 2021
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