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Why does the weather app need a Microsoft account?

I purchased a Nokia 635 running Windows Phone 8.1. I'm trying to set up the Weather App, which came preinstalled on the phone. When I attempt to run the app, I'm given two choices: Update and Share ...
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Setting up MS Account to download apps on my WP [closed]

I bought a new Windows Phone 8 and it says that I have to set up an account to download apps since I am 14 years old and I don't have anyone in my family who has a Windows Phone. So what can I do? I ...
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Change Associated Microsoft Account

Is there any way to change the Microsoft account associated with a phone without resetting the entire phone? Is there a way to create a second MS account and then make it default? If not through the ...
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Developer license expiration [closed]

I am developing my application using free developer license which I have got in VS. This license have expiration date is one month after the date of issue. I don't use Store and install app on our ...
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Error 80048264 in windows phone

I can't install any apps. I'm in need of Apps.I already clicked "I Forgot My password". I dont know my Live account password.I created a new account but can't add in my accounts. Syncing my account ...
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Register a 4th device for development [closed]

As a Windows enthusiast developer, I just bought a 4th Windows Phone. I have (not counting my Windows Surface): HTC Mozart (Windows Phone 7.5) Nokia 620 (Windows Phone 8.0) Nokia 630 (Windows Phone ...
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Confirm ms account after installaion

2 days ago i reinstalled my lumia 920 running Windows Phone 8.1 After i logged in with my Microsoft account it asked for verification. (while it's a little stupid, because i use the authenticator ...
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Problems with Windows Live ID on second hand Nokia Lumia 800

My partner recently purchased a Nokia Lumia 1020 and gave me his Nokia Lumia 800. I transferred my contacts from my sim card and they all ended up on his phone! I now realise that I have to reset my ...
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Can Microsoft account associated with phone 7.5 be my domain

I have a winphone 7.5, and my main Microsoft account uses my domain name, not a microsoft domain such as hotmail or outlook.com When I set up my phone I was under the impression that I couldn't use ...
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How to keep a separate group of contacts in the People Hub?

I've spent hours searching the forums and getting lost in blog articles relating to Microsoft and Google getting into sync fights and support for this and that being "withdrawn", then "extended". ...
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Restore phone from backup over wifi?

After doing a factory reset (or when setting up a new windows phone for the first time) it prompts me to restore from backup if I desire. Is it possible to do this over a wifi connection though? At ...
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Windows Phone Transfer Online Contacts

I have a new Windows Phone using a new Microsoft Account: How do I transfer my contacts stored in the cloud to my new phone? (more specifically, these are phone number associated with a Facebook ...
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Possible to split payment or add money to Microsoft Account?

I'm trying to buy an app that's $12.99, but only have about $4 in my Microsoft Account. When I try to buy using the account, it says my balance is too low and the transaction ends there. Is there ...
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Is there some problem with changing my Live password?

I want to change password to my Live account and I use more MS services. I mainly use my Windows Phone 7.5 and XBox 360. My plan is to change my password on the web and then on my devices. Is there ...
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How to prevent Windows Phone 8 from syncing contacts

I have noticed that without a Microsoft account, I can't download free apps from the store. How can I use a Microsoft account only for the store, without it syncing anything else (contacts, etc) with ...
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Do I really need a Microsoft account in order to access my Windows Phone?

I notice that many Windows Phone manual mention that user need to create a Microsoft Account in order to access their Windows Phone. Is it true? Can't I skip the process of creating the Windows Phone ...
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Prevent contacts from being uploaded to Outlook

I want my contacts to be stored locally on my own device. (Or actually, I’d like to see them stored on my own CardDAV server but that is another discussion.) When importing SIM contacts, they are ...
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Cannot change credit card for a failed payment

I canceled one of my credit cards that were associated with my Microsoft Account as a backup payment card. There is one other credit card and a PayPal account also associated with the account. For ...
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The Windows Live ID Service is unavailable at the moment

I have a HTC Titan on WP7, I'm using the GiffGaff network. I have a recurring problem where every couple of day features involving my Live account stop working. The market place gives the following ...
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Is it possible to link the Office Hub to multiple live.com or SkyDrive accounts simultaneously?

Phone is set to my personal Window’s account and the Office Hub shows the Skydrive account associated with that same Windows account correctly. What I do not see is a way to use the Office Hub to ...
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How can I not synch email from my primary (Live) account?

I've got a 4(!) different email accounts synching with my phone, and I'd like to specify which ones appear as icons on my lock screen. Currently my lock screen only displays the following three, in ...
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What is a “Hive”?

Has anyone figured out what the function of Windows Phone hives are? I personally am part of the Palladium 7 hive. I originally thought it was for technical grouping (making updates and fixed easier ...
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How do you remove a primary email account (e.g. hotmail, or other) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How Can I Change My Live ID? I have several email accounts on a second WP7 phone. My wife now uses it, so I want to remove my Hotmail account from it. The only option ...
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Windows Live password not working (.edu domain)

My Windows Live account is actually a University of Massachusetts domain, it is also my outlook account and my developer account. Since the beggining of Windows Phone, my settings account page shows ...
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Can i just rename old Live ID

I had live ID with "gmail.com" in the end, and changed that to live.com alias. All services updated to the new liveID name(its unique identifier stays the same). But the phone for now is trying to use ...
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How Can I Change My Live ID?

When I initially setup my Windows Phone 7, I used my work Live ID. Now I want to change it to my personal one. How can I change the Live ID account I initially used to set up the phone? When I tap ...
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Unable to update country on Live account?

On my first Windows Phone I added my Windows Live ID which I've used over ten years. The problem was that the account was localized to the US and not to my current country (Sweden). When I tried to ...