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Windows 8 Trust PC Wait 30 days! {SOLVED}

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OK, there are some things that are just unfathomable!

 

A friend has installed his new recovery disks on his new computer. He accidentally put in the wrong email address for his Microsoft Account.

 

I went in and and changed to logging in locally temporarily, then removed the Microsoft Account (the wrong one). Then I went back in after a reboot and after creating a brand new Outlook.com Microsoft Account for him with all the security checks in place, etc.

 

Now, we are having some fun. I went back to using a Microsoft Account and put in his new Outlook.com Microsoft Account in while I was on a remote with him. It did all it was supposed to except when I clicked on Trust PC, it won't do it. It just goes to a page with all text including the link telling us we have to go to this link to see trusted devices. When you copy and paste it, it goes right back to this stupid statement. ;)

 

OK, so then I found something that talked about reinstalling Windows and having to wait 30 days before you can use the Store or install Windows 8.1 or anything! Well not anything. I was able to see email in the Mail app on the Start Page and can see the things in the Store but when you click, it doesn't go anywhere.

 

I has been a bit of a nightmare because we are trying to determine if there are other hardware issues on this computer.

 

Here's what I posted at Sysnative. I haven't received a response as yet so I thought I would also post here:

 

Hi folks. I am helping a friend with their computer. He had to buy a new hard drive and get the restore DVDs from Gateway to restore the system to factory.

 

He had trouble installing the system but it finally completed after the 3rd attempt.

 

He made a mistake in the account name he used for the Microsoft Account. So I changed back to the local login, removed the Windows credentials for bad email address, and then changed back to logging in to the Microsoft Account...The correct one.

 

http://b2b.cbsimg.net/gallery/6378006-620-436.jpg

 

Thing is, when you click to Trust This PC, it just goes to a page (on IE logged into the new account) and lists the link to go to the trust device but no way to add it. It should go here but does not:

 

http://b2b.cbsimg.net/gallery/6378007-620-436.jpg

 

Are we in this catch22?

 

Q: I configured the security of my Windows Live account with a trusted computer that's no longer available, so how do I add other trusted computers now? | Security content from Windows IT Pro

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What movie was that .Do tell,

 

But has always been a rude word . Now we are all well educated as to why.

 

Not fair hijacking this thread

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Yes, and here's another catch 22. They want you to leave your information and they will call you.

 

Well, I did and they didn't call.

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Based on some info posted on feedback from James M. Fisher, Patrick, and Go The Power on this sysnative topic,

 

 

OK, keep your fingers crossed. We changed the name of the computer and were now offered Windows 8.1 update through the Store. We waited till I had added the computer through the Microsoft Account in the browser after logging in and going to the Account info, Password and Security and went to make changes. It doesn't show the computer yet but it gave me the correct dialog boxes to Trust this PC (code and ability to check the box to don't ask for codes on this computer: "I sign in frequently on this device. Don't ask me for a code.") when I changed security info.

 

So we got it started and stopped the remote session since installs like that will do much better with no remote session running.

 

So, now we wait for the nearly 4GB of download and the install process....

 

And voila!

 

Yep! It worked!

 

The computer is now running Windows 8.1! And running Windows 8.1 better than it ever ran Windows 8.

 

We got some free apps from the Microsoft Store and they even gave an opportunity to add a credit card now or later. We chose later since we had a bunch of stuff to do.

 

We downloaded the free RecImage (a front end for recimg.exe) and created an image on the D: drive (secondary partition) for the moment until he can get a new external hard drive so we can put it there and start File History there.

 

Everything is working well. Windows Updates working better now too.

 

Anyway, that's one more that's done!

 

Thanks to you all for the input that put me onto the right information!

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One of these days (if I ever have the spare time), it's obvious I need to research all the changes that have come about with Win 8. Is the MS Store the only way to get updates for the OS, or are you just using it because you want apps too?

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I think it is mainly for App updates, and for things like upgrades such as installing Windows 8.1.

 

There were updates available after installing Windows 8.1 in Windows Update (in the Control Panel) to Microsoft components.

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i ran win 8 (original flavor) for a while and it updated just fine.

i did not provide any private data, and i did not sign on to it via some microsoft account that microsoft obviously has access to.

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And you don't need to if you never intend to use any of the Microsoft Apps; free or paid. Under those circumstances, you can use a local sign on and stay at Windows 8 (no upgrade to Windows 8.1 which is offered through the Microsoft App Store).

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o, now that is interesting.

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