Windows 8 Won't let me log in.

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by hellarda, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. hellarda

    hellarda MDL Novice

    Jun 18, 2011
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    Morning,

    Have a really irritating problem. Windows 8 is refusing to let me log in. My user account is linked to live.com so i log in with my live ID (********@live.com)

    It kept telling me my password is incorrect, when it isnt. (yes I have checked caps lock etc)

    the strange thing is I can log in fine from my laptop using remote desktop. Using the same password and ******** as the log in. (same as the live ID without the @live.com)

    I have even tried resetting the password online.

    It still won't let me log in.


    I have tried uplugging from the network, still no go.

    any ideas?

    EDIT: Can't log in over rdp using ********@live.com, suggesting its a problem with live.com? Have tried rebooting which didn't make a difference
     
  2. Dolorous Edd

    Dolorous Edd MDL Expert

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    boogers or cheetos in the keyboard?
     
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  3. hellarda

    hellarda MDL Novice

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    if I understand what you are saying (not quite sure) then no because I have tried the keyboard on my laptop when logging in through rdp and it works fine
     
  4. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Is your password more than 16 characters ?
     
  5. ridem92

    ridem92 MDL Novice

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    I just had your problem too.

    I just went through the same ordeal you did, it was so frustrating. I finally decided to restart my computer and then when I did I was able to log in. When I logged back in I went to settings>user accounts>change account to local account and then proceeded to go about with having a local account. Hope this helps, eh.