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  1. Devices on microsoft account


    Hi, just wondering - I've just gone onto my microsoft account and noticed the devices tab, and there is a computer there which seems familiar as in i probably used it at some point, but i am slightly confused as to when i would have done so.so, i'm just asking - whenever you change your password, are you logged out of your other devices? in what capacity does this stop people on those other devices from messing with your account?thanks in advance for responding

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    arctangent-x, Oct 25, 2021
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  2. Brink Win User

    Unknown devices on my Microsoft account

    Hello Flemmingk, Devices on microsoft account :)

    Could these other devices be from friends that you may have signed in to your Microsoft account on for something?

    Either way, you can remove these devices.

    *Arrow Microsoft Account - Remove Devices User Accounts Tutorials

    Afterwards to be safe, I would recommend to change the password of your Microsoft account, and enable two-step verification if you haven't already.

    Change Password of Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Turn On or Off Microsoft Account Two-step Verification User Accounts Tutorials
     
    Brink, Oct 25, 2021
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  3. flemmingk Win User
    Unknown devices on my Microsoft account

    Thanks Brink
    I get different reactions every time I try to delete a device, but the result is that I cannot remove the devices.
    I'll go back to local accounts and delete the Microsoft account.
    I changed to Microsoft account because I wanted to use the Continue on PC feature. This feature doesn't work so I think that I'll just forget about it.
    Thanks for your interest.
     
    flemmingk, Oct 25, 2021
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Devices on microsoft account

    Unable to add a device to Microsoft account

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    Ideally, when we sign in to a device using the Microsoft account, the device is already added to the Microsoft account. However, as you have mentioned you are unable to add the device to the Microsoft account after removing it. We would suggest you
    to try converting the account as a local account and then converting it as a Microsoft account. This should add the device to the Microsoft account. Kindly refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + I, to open
      Settings
      .
    2. Click on Accounts and select
      Your info
      on the left pane.
    3. Now, click on Sign in with a local account instead and follow the on-screen instructions.
    4. Once the account is converted as a local account, sign in to the account, go to settings and click on
      Sign in with a Microsoft account.
    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to convert the account. Once the account is converted as a Microsoft account, the device will be listed in your Microsoft account.


    Meanwhile, we would like to know the following details to assist you with the Minecraft issue:



    • How are you trying to install Minecraft?
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    Please reply with the status of the issue, we will be glad to help you further.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Oct 25, 2021
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