Only then can you remove your Microsoft account from your computer, which will get rid of the annoying notification. While you may be encouraged to use a Microsoft Account, it is not necessary -- you can use a local account, but if you decide to , you'll be prompted to switch this to a Microsoft Account. During that time, we'll send notifications to the phone number or email address that's being removed, in case an attacker is attempting to remove your information. It's now even lost the X in top right corner so I cannot move it. For example, people who know your email address or phone number can use it to search for you on Skype and send you an invite to connect with them.
Otherwise you'll need access to your email account to receive your secondary log-in code. However, even if you choose not to sign in to Cortana or share additional data, you can still chat with Cortana and use her to help you search the web and your Windows device. Step 2: Go back to your , and you should see a prompt to setup an mobile app. Sometimes, the errors people report help us prevent future problems for other people by including solutions in future releases and updates to the service. The error message needs to tell me, up front, why I need to fix my account, and then allow me to stop seeing it if I don't want to see the message or proceed with the fix. Also known as two-factor authentication or two-step authentication, the process strengthens your account security by requiring you to enter your password step 1 , then a security code step 2. If no other antimalware software is actively protecting your device, Windows Defender Antivirus automatically turns on to help protect your device against malware and other unwanted software.
The typing data includes a sample of characters and words you type, changes you manually make to text, and words you add to your dictionary. We know that having your account blocked is frustrating, but we also want to protect you from fraud or abuse. I am using Windows 10 Pro build 10. I have multiple Microsoft Accounts all for different purposes. This waiting period helps protect your account if an attacker accesses your password.
Is your phone up to date? Hello Christine, We can help you look into this. Here's how to unblock your account. Where are people getting this bad information from exactly? You no longer need to enter your Microsoft password to log in and you should also be rid of the annoying notification. In those instances, you can go to the to log in. Note: I know people are having problems with this notification even after they have signed into their Microsoft account.
Now I'm getting messages about fixing things, with no directions on how to fix them. You can also specify a password if you want to. You now need to take care. You can view the diagnostic data exactly the way it appears when it is sent to Microsoft. To use an authenticator app, you first have to pair it with your Microsoft account.
Notes If you updated all of your security information, that update will take 30 days. You're in control of how much data you share with Cortana. When you contact us for support, you might give us your name, phone number, or email address so we can call you back or send you email. We take care to remove identifiers and store the data chopped up in small, random chunks so that we can use the information for product improvement while protecting the identities of customers who submitted it. Microsoft Store apps which use any of these features must say so in the app's product description page in Microsoft Store. I believe this is quite common, but via Google, I can't enable any of the suggestions. For more tips about how to make your password secure, see.
I saw your answer first but I didn't noticed it applied to my case; when later I found the solution elsewhere, I realized that your answer had the part I needed close to the end. Important Update the incorrect security information—do not delete it. Sometimes, the report includes files that may contain malware. It began by popping up occasionally. I won't use one drive, Skype or so far any Metro Apps.
Enabling two-step verification on your Microsoft account will enable it across all Microsoft services that currently support two-step verification, like Windows, , Office, and. We value your privacy and are committed to making sure you understand what diagnostic data is collected off your device. This is only true if you, choose to allow this to happen, and only if your using Version 1607. Step 4: When the security code appears in the authenticator app, enter it in the box, then click on the Pair button. Whenever I see those really long updates take my computer hostage, I get anxious and miserable. Windows offers you great control over your privacy settings.