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Old 08-26-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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Microsoft has been after me to change my password that is connected with my Yahoo email. I tried to do it, and was unable to because a RED page came in front and disappeared. I attempted several times to change my password, and was unable to do it, after that RED page appeared. It will not accept the password I had chosen, so I gave up, and ignored their plight to change my password.

Now, I am receiving the following Windows log on reminder: "Your password will expire in four days, press CTRL + ALT +DELETE, then click to change your password, and put in SHARED EXPERIENCES Settings. " There is a part of me that wants to believe it is not false..........but my other part has doubts because of so many scams taking place.

If I do not follow through, what will happen in four days from now, will they shut -off my computer?

Thanking you in advanced.
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Old 08-26-2018, 06:20 PM
 
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Default My Security.....

I forgot to tell you that: My security system is McAfee....
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Old 08-26-2018, 09:44 PM
 
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no it will just force you to change your password, but i never get a email from Microsoft about changing passwords. Unless your hook up to a DC aka domain controler that holds your account, think you been phish
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:18 PM
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Maybe your new password doesn't meet the requirements? Small/big letters, numbers, symbols, total number of characters?
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Old 08-26-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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Maybe your new password doesn't meet the requirements? Small/big letters, numbers, symbols, total number of characters?


I have had the same password for many, many years........this came all of a sudden.....and a red picture with huge black letters, came and left just as fast that I was unable to get a good look at it....
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Microsoft will never ask you to change any password. Ever.
If it is the 'Shared Experiences' thing that also will not ever ask you to CHANGE your password. It may ask you to UPDATE your password... is that where you are getting this? It will do this if you previously entered your Yahoo password and subsequently changed it. Now it's out of synch. Then they will ask you to UPDATE it because they've detected that you changed it. Get me? If you aren't using Shared Experiences (which lets you share stuff easier between 2 computers that you own), turn it off.

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/share...ces-windows-10
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:08 AM
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I have had the same password for many, many years........this came all of a sudden.....and a red picture with huge black letters, came and left just as fast that I was unable to get a good look at it....
In that case I would clean the computer (history, cache, cookies, scan for viruses and malware's, reset modem, restart system).
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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Why would Microsoft care what your Yahoo password was?
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:30 PM
 
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Sounds like someone is phishing for your password. Did you have to put in your previous password during the change?
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Old 08-27-2018, 03:13 PM
 
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Sounds like someone is phishing for your password. Did you have to put in your previous password during the change?
Originally, I placed the password for yahoo, several of them, because it did not accept the first one, that came to my mind. I also have another account with gmail, and gmail has my yahoo account, and signed me in automatically, because I have a bad memory.
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