Windows 10: Why does Microsoft have such a convoluted login system

Discus and support Why does Microsoft have such a convoluted login system in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Every time I login on on alternate device I enter my password, It sends a code to my email for security. It then proceeds to force me to reset my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by VitaminT, Mar 19, 2021.

  1. VitaminT Win User

    Why does Microsoft have such a convoluted login system


    Every time I login on on alternate device I enter my password, It sends a code to my email for security. It then proceeds to force me to reset my password. I've been forced into so may password resets I lose track and can barely remember my password. Then I have to renter my password across my devices. Its So frustrating and essentially makes setting a password USELESS time consuming endeavor as each new device I login to I must reset my password on that and all previous devices.


    All my devices remember the password, SO The only time I enter my password on a new device is when I'm forced to reset my password. Who designed this. How can I take my password settings off security so high its impractical and breaks the point of having a password?

    :)
     
    VitaminT, Mar 19, 2021
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  2. Microsoft Login

    Hi Gourmage,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to perform Safe Mode with Networking and then try to change the password.

    Method 1: Safe mode.

    Please follow below steps:


      • Click on power button at left bottom corner, press and hold
        Shift key and click on Restart.

      • Click on Troubleshoot.

      • Click on Advanced options.

      • Click on Startup Settings.

      • Click on Restart.

      • Login to Microsoft Account and create a new administrator account.
    If you’re not able to login using Microsoft account then refer to below steps and check if it helps.

    Method 2:
    Activate Inbuilt Administrator Account.

    Follow the below steps:


      • Click on power button at left bottom corner, press and hold
        Shift key and click on Restart.

      • Click on Troubleshoot.

      • Click on Advanced options.

      • Click on Command Prompt and enter following command.

        net user Administrator /active:yes
    Now reboot your system and login to inbuilt admin account and try to reset password for other account. Once you reset password login to other account and to deactivate inbuilt admin account enter following command in elevated command prompt.

    net user Administrator /active:no

    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Mar 19, 2021
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  3. Arun B J Win User
    Can't login to new computer w/Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thank you for your reply.


    • Are you able to login to Microsoft Account on Web?

    • Have you installed any language pack?
    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    Step 1: I suggest you to select the appropriate language in login screen at the bottom right corner and check if it helps.

    Steps 2: Use On-screen keyboard in the login screen to login and check if it helps.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Mar 19, 2021
    #3
  4. Aaron_Sum Win User

    Why does Microsoft have such a convoluted login system

    Not Able to login

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting to Microsoft Community.

    Please confirm the following things for me.

    1. Is your system connected to the internet? You can check this through the network icon at the bottom left corner of your login screen.
    2. What error message are you receiving when you login with your Microsoft account?

    I would suggest you to login to
    http://login.live.com/
    with your Microsoft account and check if you are able to sign-in with your credentials.

    If you are able to sign-in with your Microsoft account on the live website, you can follow the steps in this article to ‘Start
    your PC in safe mode in Windows 10
    ’, kindly follow the steps in the section ‘From the sign-in screen’ and check if you are able to login to your system.

    We await your response.

    Aaron Summith

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aaron_Sum, Mar 19, 2021
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