Fixing my Microsoft Account for the umpteenth time


Guys, do you ever have days where you have to “fix” your Microsoft account by re-entering your PIN or going into Settings and fixing it there?

This has been happening to me WAY more than I care to tolerate lately, I’d say the past month or so. Almost every day.

Once it’s “fixed,” what would cause it to mess up again? Is there some maintenance I’m not doing that I should be doing?

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5 responses to “Fixing my Microsoft Account for the umpteenth time”

  1. innitrichie

    I've encountered this too repeatedly over the past year. It seems to be device specific. When I eventually wiped and restored that device to a clean Windows install, the problems went away.

  2. lvthunder

    It happens on my desktop machine a lot as well. I just don't bother to go and fix it very often.

  3. anoldamigauser

    It has happened to me on multiple machines. It seems to happen on all machines around the same time, lasts for a week or so, and then all is well for weeks. Then it happens again.

    I use the Dev channel version of Edge, and cannot help but think that may be the cause as I also run into issues where I have saved the credentials and checked the remember me box, but when I visit those sites, I am prompted to log in. The behavior is similar in that it hits multiple machines and multiple sites for a week or so and then goes away, only to reappear later.

  4. erichk

    Thanks for the responses. At least I know I'm not alone on this one. Computer science, you know what I mean...

  5. dftf

    This happens whenever your device doesn't have an Internet connection at the time you log-in. Whenever I get it, I notice near the time the Wi-Fi icon shows it hasn't connected yet. Once it has though, the "Shared Experiences" page always then says "All accounts are working correctly".

    You'd think by now Microsoft would have stopped it from checking them before an Internet connection is present!