Windows 10: Can't sign in with a microsoft account because of wrong windows password

Discus and support Can't sign in with a microsoft account because of wrong windows password in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi there, I had been using a 'local' account in my laptop and because using a Microsoft account is easier with a windows laptop I thought of switching... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Tyeberg, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Tyeberg Win User

    Can't sign in with a microsoft account because of wrong windows password


    Hi there,
    I had been using a 'local' account in my laptop and because using a Microsoft account is easier with a windows laptop I thought of switching to it, but I cannot "sign in with a microsoft account instead" because it asks the current windows password and I have forgotten it; I use a PIN mostly. So it says that it needs the current windows password and when I type a wrong password it of course says that its wrong. So I CANNOT switch to a MS account !!
    PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS!!!

    Looking forward to a reply,
    best regards,

    Tyeberg.

    :)
     
    Tyeberg, Oct 19, 2020
    #1

  2. sign into microsoft account glitch

    Hi Micheal,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community.

    • Is this the only account on the computer?
    • Was this account upgraded from previous version of Windows?

    It looks like you are using a local account. I suggest you follow these steps:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Microsoft account instead.
    • Enter your Local account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the new Microsoft account and click OK.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards
     
    Waseemulla S, Oct 19, 2020
    #2
  3. cmp9969 Win User
    Wrong Password


    The "Old Password" is the password to your local account. It is about to change your local account to a Microsoft Account. If you don't mind this, then enter your local account password. If you think this is overly intrusive of Microsoft, don't do it and let Cortana die.
     
    cmp9969, Oct 19, 2020
    #3
  4. Geethu B Win User

    Can't sign in with a microsoft account because of wrong windows password

    Issue with signing in to the User Account, error message "wrong password".

    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. I understand that you have an issue with signing in to the User Account. I will surely help you to fix this issue.

    To understand the issue better, let me know if you are facing issue while signing in to Microsoft Account?

    This issue could have occurred due to incorrect Microsoft Account Settings.

    If you are facing issue while signing in to Microsoft Account, try the steps listed here:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to sign in to your Microsoft Account directly using web and check if you face any issues.

    How do I sign in to my Microsoft account?

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/sign-in-how

    Method 2:

    If the issue persists, I suggest you to refer the article and reset the Microsoft Account password. Check if it helps.

    When you can't sign in to your Microsoft account

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Oct 19, 2020
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