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  • Microsoft Money and Windows ID

    I still use Microsoft Money (sunset) but now I can't open any of my files because it says my windows ID is not valid.  (I can sign into hotmail with the same ID/PW)  Any help?    I have reset my PW many times, I can log into other things (including here) but not money.  WHY????  Tried everything I could find on the forums.....  nothing works for me.  (win 7)

    And why do I NEED a Windows ID for a program I want to use OFF LINE????   What other program do you need to sign into when you want to work off line???

    • Edited by stukeik Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:15 AM
    Sunday, September 2, 2012 4:08 AM

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  • Disconnect from the Internet.  Pull your ethernet cable or turn off
    your modem -- whatever it takes.  Start Money, click below the
    password field to select "I want to sign in to Money directly,
    without access to all online services." then click Next.

    If you get into your file, remove your LiveID.  Your attempt to reset your ID did not help. You must use the credentials that were in effect at the time that you saved that Money file.
    To remove the Live ID, go to File-PasswordManager, and choose to remove your
    LiveID.  To remove or add a conventional password, also see

    The password is case-sensitive.  If you are not sure of your
    credentials, write down what you remember.  Consider permutations.
    Check your notes.  You will not get into the file without those
    credentials in effect when the file was saved.

    Sunday, September 2, 2012 5:03 AM