Need help PLEASE

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  1. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    hello,

    Need help


    I have 2 annoying problems.

    Since a fortnight, Windows 8.1 x 64:proWMC very often wonder to confirm my Microsoft password although it starts normally in recognizing my password.


    I activated by phone.


    2. I took complete control even in advanced I am owner of the file "Host" file that I edit with Notepad +++ but unable to write a new line.
    I tried disabling the anti-virus, nothing to do.

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc

    WIKI.;)
     
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  2. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    The first problem i don't realy know but the second one i have encounterd before

    I have solved it to enable administrator account on my machine and then log in into that account and edit the host file

    Greetz base
     
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  3. Ricardo41

    Ricardo41 MDL Junior Member

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    take ownership of file in properties and give yourself full control, that how i edit the host file in etc, actually i take ownership of etc, i think:)
    edit in notepad
     
  4. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    Thanks for your answers.

    I tried as a great administrator


    I took complete control even in advanced I am owner of the file "Host" , i edit also with Notepad: the same result.

    wikio_O
     
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  5. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    Other workaround is to copy host file to another place edit it and then copy it back hope it works for you !!:cool:
     
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  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    save hosts file to desktop or something and just copy/paste it over the old one.
    I have no idea about the online confirmation thing. I don't use online accounts.
     
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  7. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    hi,

    thanks a lot :worthy:

    I got it with the host file.

    But nobody has an answer for password?


    Before it does the wondering never

    WIKI;)

     
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  8. coleoptere2007

    coleoptere2007 MDL Guru

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    Perhaps a prob to synchronize the password with ur M$ account. Try to change it on ur live ID and try again.
     
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  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    #9 MrMagic, Jun 1, 2014
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    Hosts file set as READ-ONLY ?

    Save this as GrantAdminFullControl.reg and run it - then right click HOSTS file and choose "Grant Admin Full Control"

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas]
    @="Grant Admin Full Control"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas2]
    @="Grant Admin Full Control"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\runas2\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F"
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas]
    @="Grant Admin Full Control"
    "NoWorkingDirectory"=""
    
    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\runas\command]
    @="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
    "IsolatedCommand"="cmd.exe /c takeown /f \"%1\" /r /d y && icacls \"%1\" /grant administrators:F /t"
     
  10. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    #10 WIKIMACK, Jun 1, 2014
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    (OP)
    thanks a lot

    i have make " GrantAdminFullControl.reg" and test coleoptere2007'solution

    wiki:worthy::smile3:
     
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  11. kbman

    kbman MDL Novice

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    Just an FYI, the easiest way to change the host file is run notepad as administrator or in OP's case Notepad +++.
     
  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    #12 s1ave77, Jun 1, 2014
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    Using this in my script to edit the hosts file. It gives write access to the file, opens in notepad and waits for notepad to close to set all back to default.

    Code:
    set hosts=%windir%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    attrib -r %hosts%
    notepad %hosts%
    attrib +r %hosts%
     
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  13. kbman

    kbman MDL Novice

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    Wikimack did you solve your password problem? If not is it asking you to "verify" your identity? does it login sometimes and not others or does it pop up and ask for your password when using the computer?
     
  14. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    hi,

    for the moment, i test coleoptere2007'solution

    wiki:smile3:
     
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  15. po15on

    po15on MDL Novice

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    Try this:

    1. Switch to a local account. Reboot.
    2. Log in to that local account, and delete your online account from the computer. Reboot.
    3. Log in to the local account, and then switch to your online account. Reboot.
    4. Step 3 should automatically delete your local account.

    Hope this helps.
     
  16. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    hi,

    Thanks, I have done what you wrote.


    everything happened exactly as you said.

    For the moment, no problem.


    wiki:worthy::biggrin::D:hug2:

     
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  17. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    hi

    After having was quiet; new Windows 8.1 x 64 WMC often asks me my password.

    I am disappoint

    :mad:

     
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  18. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    HI, TODAY
    Windows 8.1 x 64 WMC often asks me my password.

    wiki:mad:
     
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  19. endbase

    endbase MDL Guru

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    The only time windows ask me for my password is when i do something with apps ore the windows store !!

    Is there no app on the background running who needs your login for function ?

    Greetz Base
     
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  20. WIKIMACK

    WIKIMACK MDL Expert

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    hi, thanks for your answers but
    No, it asks me for the password any time and it is unpleasant.

    WIKI:cool:


     
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