Windows 10: multiple computers with same MS account log in a problem?

Discus and support multiple computers with same MS account log in a problem? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Is it OK to have 2 or 3 computers with the same xxxx.outlook .com log in credentials? Would it confuse matters for example computer #1 runs on Windows... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by sportflyer, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. multiple computers with same MS account log in a problem?


    Is it OK to have 2 or 3 computers with the same xxxx.outlook .com log in credentials? Would it confuse matters for example computer #1 runs on Windows 10 Home with Office 2013 Home and Business
    and computer #2 has Windows 10 Pro with Office 2013 Home and Student? Would it be better to have different sign in credentials for each of the computers?

    :)
     
    sportflyer, Dec 17, 2018
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  2. tjgarland Win User

    Logging into computer with old MS account

    The problem is, that her @HOTMAIL email is linked to one MS account and now her @GMAIL email is linked to another MS account. MS don't have a way to merge them into the one MS account (from what I understand).

    The problem is, she uses @HOTMAIL when she starts up her computer and logs in. Once logged in, her OFFICE & ONEDRIVE are all using @GMAIL.

    She doesn't use her @HOTMAIL account anymore except to sign into this computer. Is there a way she can sign into her computer using @GMAIL or merge the two MS accounts together?
     
    tjgarland, Dec 17, 2018
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  3. tjgarland Win User
    Logging into computer with old MS account

    My friend had a MS email account (@HOTMAIL) and when she bought OFFICE 365 she was asked to set-up a MS account and used her @GMAIL for this. Now she has a problem. When she logs into her computer, she uses @HOTMAIL, yet her OFFICE 365 and ONEDRIVE are all
    using @GMAIL.

    Is there someway that she can maintain her user account on her computer and access it with @GMAIL rather than @HOTMAIL.
     
    tjgarland, Dec 17, 2018
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  4. Geethu B Win User

    multiple computers with same MS account log in a problem?

    Problems logging in to account

    Hi Suzanne,

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

    To understand the issue better, let me know what is the complete error message you get while logging in to Microsoft Account?

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

    Try the steps listed here:

    Method 1:

    I suggest you to sign in to your Microsoft Account directly 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 try the steps in the article which will help you to identify and fix some problems with the
    Microsoft Account.

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

    Note: Try the steps which you have not tried before.

    To resolve the issue related to Microsoft Office 2016, I suggest you to post the query in Microsoft Office 2016 forums.

    Results in Office - Microsoft Community

    Hope this information helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of the issue so that we can assist you further.
     
    Geethu B, Dec 17, 2018
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