Windows 10: I have a Typo(And a forgotten password)in my Microsoft account login email address, on my...

Discus and support I have a Typo(And a forgotten password)in my Microsoft account login email address, on my... in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; This problem is on my other laptop, which lives in the loft music studio. (The one I am on now lives downstairs, and is just fine. I know my login... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Gary Armitage, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. I have a Typo(And a forgotten password)in my Microsoft account login email address, on my...


    This problem is on my other laptop, which lives in the loft music studio.

    (The one I am on now lives downstairs, and is just fine. I know my login details for this machine - by heart, and don't want to change anything on this.)

    Windows update however, appears to have logged me out of the upstairs machine, for the first time in about 12 months(Keep me signed in "tick" has gone off).

    The first (Correct) part of my email address is gary.

    On the loft machine, at the login, the address comes up as starting with "gry" - ie - there is a letter "a" missing from that one.

    Because it has been quite a long time since I had to log on up there, I don't remember the password I used for that machine, which I assume microsoft, due to the typo, treats as a totally different account to the one I'm on now. !

    So now, with the reset codes sent to the "gry" version address, I obviously can't access them, because I don't actually have an email account with that typo'd address.

    Oh - this is real fun !

    What I need - is to change the email address of the login details,on the loft machine, to the same (Correct) address as this machine has.


    But when I do the "Email typo" section, on the loft machine, and then put THIS correct email address in, it comes back with " That address is unavailable". well - obviously it does, because it is my correct address, and is obviously already registered with microsoft.

    (As I said - it is in use on the machine I'm on right now !)

    Therefore, I am unable to 1. access the microsoft account on that machine

    and 2. Am unable to change it.

    7 hours in now. Sight is failing. Will to live has left. Fully had enough. Ready to launch laptop through loft window (Open - or Closed !) need help.

    Surely I shouldn't need to start windows 10 reinstall, just for this? PS, it's a dual boot machine.


    In a nutshell :

    A. To keep all the details as - is , on this machine(Don't change a thing here !).


    B. To Mirror these details onto the loft machine


    c. To reset the loft password to something I can remember (IE: Same as this machine )


    D. To completely rid the loft machine, (And Microsoft) of the existing - but wrong address.

    Sound complex? Well - it shouldn't be, but it has proven to be nigh on impossible ! and all for a stupid letter "a" !

    :)
     
    Gary Armitage, Feb 13, 2019
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  2. Unable to login into Windows 10, forgotten Microsoft account email address and Password.

    Hello Patrick,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    a. Do you remember the email address used to create the Microsoft Account (Outlook/live/Hotmail/yahoo/Gmail)?

    b. Is the mail address shown on the login screen below the account user name?



    If you remember the email address used to create the Microsoft account, you will be able to reset the password and use the same to login into the user account.



    If you do not remember the email address and you are using Microsoft account to login into the user account, check the email address below the account user name on the lock screen (Press
    Windows logo + L key on the keyboard to get to the lock screen). Using the same email address, you can use the below link to reset the password and use the same to login into the user account.



    Link to reset or change the Microsoft account password:
    https://account.live.com/password/reset




    Write to us with the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Feb 13, 2019
    #2
  3. newtekie1 Win User
    Unauthorized Emails from my account?

    It is more than likely that your email account was hacked, either by a virus sniffing your password, or just simply hacked.

    Either way, change your password on your email account. Unfortunately the damage by already be done. They already have your contact list and your email address associated with that contact list. There is nothing stopping them from sending out emails using their own SMTP servers to everyone on your contact list and claiming the emails are from your email address. They don't actually have to have access to your yahoo account or even any yahoo server to send emails to people that come from your address.
     
    newtekie1, Feb 13, 2019
    #3
  4. I have a Typo(And a forgotten password)in my Microsoft account login email address, on my...

    Live.com - typo in recovery email address.

    Hello Juzar

    I had already tried the method you suggest for re-setting the password but as I noted in my original post - "So now I don't remember the password and cant use the alternative email address AND I haven't used the account so I can't provide any other
    information necessary to re-set the password."


    I think I just need to speak to someone at Microsoft to explain that if they correct the obvious typo in the recovery email address everything will be fine...

    Cheers
     
    RandomIssues, Feb 13, 2019
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