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Why have I been sent a Microsoft account security code?

Security info confirms your identity If you forget your password, or if someone else is trying to take over your account, we send a verification code to that alternate email or phone number. When you give the code back to us, we know that you’re really you so we can help get you back into your Microsoft account.

How do I use my security key for Windows 10?

How to sign in with a security key

  1. Go to the Microsoft account page and sign in as you normally would.
  2. Select Security > More security options.
  3. Select Add a new way to sign in or verify.
  4. Select Use a security key.
  5. Identify what type of key you have (USB or NFC) and select Next.

How do I skip Microsoft account verification?

Go to Security settings and sign in with your Microsoft account. Under the Two-step verification section, choose Set up two-step verification to turn it on, or choose Turn off two-step verification to turn it off.

How many digits is Microsoft Security code?

I am very familiar with the 4-digit code that Microsoft uses to verify validity of activity but this is a 7-digit number and I see no request in Microsoft Account (in my tablet) or anywhere.

Why did I get a single use code from Microsoft?

If you are trying to access your account on a public computer – such as a bookstore or school – the single-use code helps keep your information secure. When the single-use code is requested, it is sent in a text message (SMS) to the cell phone number that was added to your Windows Live account.

Where is Microsoft account security?

Sign in to your Microsoft account. Select Security at the top of the page, and then select Advanced security options. This takes you to the Security basics page. Under Ways to prove who you are, you’ll see the options to change or remove/add security info for each section.

How do I find my Microsoft Office security key?

If your computer came preloaded with Microsoft Windows, the software product key is usually on a multicolored, Microsoft-branded sticker on your PC case. For Microsoft Office, you can find the sticker on the installation disc that accompanied the computer.

What is Microsoft account security code?

Security info is an alternate contact email address or phone number that you add to your account. If you forget your password, or if someone else is trying to take over your account, we send a verification code to that alternate email or phone number.

How do I bypass Microsoft account in Windows 10?

“If you’d prefer not to have a Microsoft account associated with your device, you can remove it. Finish going through Windows setup, then select the Start button and go to Settings > Accounts > Your info and select Sign in with a local account instead.”

How do you verify your Microsoft account?

You can manually verify your Microsoft Account identity in Windows 10. Follow the steps: Type settings in search bar and click on Accounts. Click on Your account on the left side, and click on the Verify link under “You need to verify your identity.” on the right side. Type your Microsoft account password, and click on OK.

How can I unblock my Microsoft account?

To unblock your account, you need to prove to Microsoft that your username and password have not been taken over by spammers. You can do this by requesting a verification code to be sent to a preset alternative email or phone number. Open the Windows Live account page (link in Resources) and sign in to your account.

How can I Find my Microsoft account number?

You can find your Account Number (sometimes also referred to as MICR number ) by logging into Digital Banking (either desktop or the mobile app) and selecting the deposit account for which you would like the information.

How do you change your security information on Microsoft account?

Sign in to your Security basics page with your Microsoft account. Select Update info. Select Add security info then follow the instructions to enter your email or phone number. We’ll send a security code to that new email or phone number. Enter that security code, and then select Next. Your new security info will appear in your list.