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Topic # 147197 12-Jun-2014 10:32
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Have I been hacked? My laptop is requesting the password for my Microsoft account in what appears to be a "metro" user interface? This is not occurring on my Win8 mobile phone, only on the laptop.

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  Reply # 1063882 12-Jun-2014 10:35
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What are you trying to do?

8.1 is tied to your Microsoft login by default, so there are plenty of scenarios where you could be asked for it.


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  Reply # 1063890 12-Jun-2014 10:43
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If the date/time or timezone is wrong access to the store will fail the SSL handshake and it may say something along the lines of "connect account"...








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  Reply # 1064871 13-Jun-2014 13:17
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sbiddle: What are you trying to do?

8.1 is tied to your Microsoft login by default, so there are plenty of scenarios where you could be asked for it.



It does not seem to be event based, it comes up occasionally
Edit: I've removed user info from screen shot


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