/r/microsoft

Photograph via //r/microsoft

Welcome to the Microsoft subreddit. Content here should be primarily about Microsoft's suite of services, products and games which we publish.

If you require support, please post your question within the pinned thread where our Social Media team will respond to you.

/r/microsoft

676,483 Subscribers

1

Error message on security updates.

So I was looking for updates on the protection updates on windows, and then I came across an error message that I've never seen before, it was above the 'check for updates' button and below the last update (date), I can't attach any print to this post but the message said 'failed to update definition of protection' however I already had the latest version, the most updated, installed, 1.411.66.0. And also, at the beginning of the message there was an icon with a red ball and a white X in the middle.

0 Comments
2024/05/10
18:10 UTC

1

For anyone having problems with Xbox App on PC and error codes (FIX)

So I was at my wits end trying to figure out the error codes for my Xbox App. Sometime a few weeks ago it started giving me an error code (0x80070426) and would not open. I attempted every 'fix' that I found online, including the official Microsoft Gaming Services Repair Tool which also gave a "complete with failure 0x8000ffff" error code. I uninstalled both several times, attempting to repair via windows, removed Gaming Services with PowerShell, EVERYTHING.

FINALLY I came across a page that suggested I might need to delete the registry keys. https://www.guidingtech.com/fix-gaming-services-wont-install-update-on-windows/ about halfway down. After deleting the reg keys, restarting, and running the Gaming Services Repair Tool, I was able to successfully reinstall it without errors and now my Xbox app is working again. Hopefully this helps some people out there

1 Comment
2024/05/10
17:23 UTC

1

Home license to turn off A mode?

I bought this laptop for 3d printing and without being able to download the apps I need it's basically useless.

Anyway, do I need a home license to get out of S-mode? Everytime I try it says there's something wrong, try again and doesn't work.

I'm admittedly not great with computers yet, but it's got to be easier than paying $99 a year???

0 Comments
2024/05/10
17:03 UTC

3

Will removing Global Admin access notify that user?

The old manager of my company still has global admin access to our Microsoft admin center and hasn’t worked here since December. I want to remove his access since the admin center is reporting that he logs in (and did this morning)

He’s a rude guy and would absolutely reach out aggressively after receiving any type of notification of removing access and I’m trying to avoid that if possible

11 Comments
2024/05/10
16:04 UTC

1

Ethernet not connecting

I just upgraded my motherboard on my Windows 11 computer but it seems as if the ethernet stopped working, it was working fine on my previous motherboard though. I have done all the things I found online but nothing seems to help. The get help button in the network settings says ethernet cable isn't plugged in, but it is. There seems to be a pattern of when I restart my PC and then use the restart the ethernet network adapter it connect me for a couple seconds but it still says something dhcp not connected.

My specs if it's anyhow relevant: Ryzen 5 5600 Rtx 3060 16gb ram Asus a520m plus ii

Edit:solved

10 Comments
2024/05/10
15:46 UTC

2

Cannot log in after prompted password change

I have a university Microsoft account and was just prompted for an annual password change. Unfortunately, it seems as though the new password and the old password are not registering and I cannot log in. I've reset the password twice now with 2FA, but I still can't access anything. Is this because I may be logged in somewhere with the old details? The old password is not working anymore either... I've contacted my IT desk, but any help here to make it quicker is appreciated!

1 Comment
2024/05/10
14:37 UTC

0

i delted my windows accout and my minecraft got gone

hey i delted my windows accout a cople months ago and i bought minecraft from the microsoft store but its gone now i didnt know since the game was already in my pc. i bought the game with the windows account but paid with a different email(paypal) is there a way to get the game back? since i cant get bacck my account,

14 Comments
2024/05/10
14:11 UTC

1

Microsoft job - Is asking for a buffer of 4 weeks before starting at MSFT acceptable?

I recently cleared Microsoft's interview for software engineering and received a mail requesting some information and documentation before rolling out the offer, and one question is about my current notice period. I don't have any notice period to server as I was laid off a month ago from my old job. However, due to some personal reasons, I need to get a buffer of 4-4.5 weeks before I can start off at Microsoft. Is it find to mention in the email where they have asked me for my notice period?

7 Comments
2024/05/10
13:56 UTC

1

Microsoft authenticator app not showing notifications?

I had to unsintall and reinstall Microsoft Autenthicator app. I reainstalled it, but now when my laptop shows "enter 70 in authenticator app" I don't receive the notification in the app.

Why?

0 Comments
2024/05/10
13:10 UTC

1

Defender KQL - Double Join Assistance

Hi All,

Below is my KQL query which does the following.

  1. I provide a email of a sender (Phishing sender)
  2. Lets me know who clicks on it

I want to add the functionality:

  1. Tells me what device the user was on when they clicked on the URL as well

I have tried a few different ways, but no success. I can't seem to get any Device Information to appear. Any ideas how I could make this a double join to correlate who clicked on it, and what device?

EmailEvents
| where SenderFromAddress contains "senderaddress"
//| where Subject contains "Subject"
| join kind=inner UrlClickEvents on NetworkMessageId
| project Timestamp,NetworkMessageId, SenderFromAddress, SenderIPv4, Subject, RecipientEmailAddress, Url, ActionType, DeliveryAction, DeliveryLocation, LatestDeliveryLocation, AttachmentCount, UrlCount
| distinct Timestamp,NetworkMessageId, SenderFromAddress, SenderIPv4, Subject, RecipientEmailAddress, Url, ActionType, DeliveryAction, DeliveryLocation, LatestDeliveryLocation, AttachmentCount, UrlCount

Thanks!

0 Comments
2024/05/10
12:14 UTC

3

Did okayish in Hiring Manager Round, what are the chances?

Had a hiring manager interview at microsoft. Feedbacks from last 3 rounds is very positive as per HR. I kind of did okay with this one with the HM. Initially it was a lil bit of a messup but I caught up and still answered about 70% of his questions including coding and open ended problem solving.

The interview was scheduled for an hour but the HM stayed for 30 mins overtime, is this a positive sign? The HM is a very senior person and I really appreciate him staying overtime(assuming his time is quite valuable) to answer my questions regarding the role. I enjoyed speaking with him and had a good interaction but still couldn’t nail this round like the last 3 ones(pretty much answered everything in last 3 rounds)

What are the chances of clearing this round?

4 Comments
2024/05/10
09:21 UTC

1

Possible Data Breach please advise

I have bing as my main browser and also have the full MS Office package. I am currently applying for a job. and autofill, as well as offering my own personal details, offered as autofill the personal details, including telephone number of the people who live opposite. I did not input these myself as i do not know their phone number. Could someone please suggest what is happening here and what can be done about it, because it sounds like a breach of the GDPR and I'm not sure i want my neighbours receiving my personal details.

6 Comments
2024/05/10
08:52 UTC

1

Can connect using 'Microsoft Remote Desktop' app but not the 'Remote Desktop Connection' app

I use the ' Microsoft Remote Desktop app' on my iPad and I can use it on my personal laptop too, to connect to my work laptop, but when I try to use the preinstalled 'Remote Desktop Connection' app, I get refused connection with all the same credentials.

Work laptop is AAD joined for reference.

0 Comments
2024/05/10
07:22 UTC

2

Can't Remote Desktop to Laptop that I just restarted remotely

I was connected to my laptop which I left at work and I had to restart it. After the restart I couldn't connect back into it and ended up having to drive to work anyway to collect it which kinda defeats the object.

Any ideas how I can reconnect after a restart?

0 Comments
2024/05/10
07:19 UTC

1

Not able to find Microsoft rewards on xbox one x

its working on my pc and phone...but when i go to the store on my xbox one x and search for microsoft rewards app it isnt there??

someone please help

3 Comments
2024/05/10
06:26 UTC

0

Please, Microsoft.....I need an animated AI Clippy on my Windows desktop and Android phone.

I miss Clippy...we all do. Please bring Clippy back to help us all?

4 Comments
2024/05/10
04:31 UTC

0

Please Help me

Help I was playing a game and my pc turned off, I turned it on but it appeared a blue screen saying “choose an Option” and a bunch of options to troubleshoot etc my computer, I had this happen before but now it’s different since when I went and chose the system recovery I put in my password as normal but weird thing was that it said that my password word was incorrect I tried even resetting my password it didn’t bug, does someone know anything about this?

0 Comments
2024/05/10
04:28 UTC

0

My Microsoft account got hacked

Like the title says my account got hacked. I entered a 2fa link being stupid and within minutes my account got taken over. All of this is over Minecraft since my Microsoft and Minecraft were linked. I have come to the conclusion that I cant get my account back due to the nature of 2fa and the people who scammed me stopped responding. The only thing I can do is attempt to lock the account, so that even if the scammer has access to it they can't sell it. I tried relentlessly to get into contact with Microsoft and explain my case, but I either hit a brick wall in terms of where to go next or was met with a login screen which I can't follow through with considering as of right now I don't have access to any Microsoft account. Any help would be appreciated!

1 Comment
2024/05/10
03:01 UTC

1

What does Pin POS mean on debit card transactions?

I got a charge for Pin POS Microsoft but I don't have any subscriptions so I'm wondering if this was from another store or something since it says pin POS and maybe they're using a Microsoft POS software or some bug? Not even sure.

7 Comments
2024/05/10
01:28 UTC

1

Anyone know how to get rid of gamblers running in background ?

I swear I’ve done almost everything I turned off game bar, turned off start up app, and I also have it set to never run in background yet I still have it run along with Xbox game bar widgets and Xbox gaming services. I don’t even play on Xbox platform anymore so I just want it gone. All in all it’ll take up about 5% physical memory in background for nothing I don’t even use the recording feature. (Edit: I guess it autocorrected to gamblers and I can’t edit it, I meant GAME BAR)

3 Comments
2024/05/10
00:51 UTC

2

CSAM - Manager relationship?

When you were hired did you meet your manager while you were interviewing? How involved are they in your day to day? How often did you meet with your team? I was picked by a manager I never met and I am wondering how this is going to work? I am having a hard time wrapping my head around it. The situation seems to be normal to everyone involved but me…

3 Comments
2024/05/10
00:49 UTC

0

Someone is trying to hack into my Microsoft Account, daily every hour.

Was wondering if you guys had any advice for me on this issue, was trying to play Forza 5 and was told to re-enter password, entered password and was met with "Sign in blocked"

I reset my password and checked recent activity, i see a bunch of unsucessfull login attempts from a random location (USA, Morrocco, etc) and its happening every single day at every hour

Just wondering if this is normal? Or am i being targetted for some reason?

Thanks in advance

7 Comments
2024/05/09
23:21 UTC

0

Thanks microsoft

I wanted to play some Minecraft after 2 years on my Xbox but I couldn't remember my code so I tried restoring my account via email through the console, I spent 2 hours endlessly trying to enter but couldn't. Thanks microsoft now I have to go back to my life filled with problems and not even enter some game to chill. This is getting annoying

3 Comments
2024/05/09
22:12 UTC

6

Microsoft Teams account conflict

I have a personal Microsoft account linked to my Gmail account, and a school Microsoft account linked to obviously my school, and I use my personal account for talking to people like my therapist and job counselor, and my school account for talking to school faculty.

The problem is, the way I currently have it set up which as far as I know is the default, whenever I click the link to talk to my therapist, Teams insists on using my school account, which causes it to promptly crash and then enter an infinite loop of reloading, signing into the wrong account, and crashing.

Is there a way I can modify the URL that I click to join the meeting to specify which account I want to use - for example with the link to talk to my therapist, is there a way to modify the link to force Teams to use my personal account, and when I go to talk to my professor, is there a way to modify that link to force Teams to only use my school account?

0 Comments
2024/05/09
21:46 UTC

3

NAT and KMS Server in DMZ

Hello,

I thought that it would be a good Idea to never install MAK keys on MS Workstations again. When I just put the KMS Server in DMZ and Port Forward TCP Port 1688 so that clients can reach it via a A Record like kms.example.com.

This would be the ideal soltion since users then wont have to establish a SSL VPN anymore for example if they are far away like in china where SSL VPN is not so easily possible.

What do you think about the great decision?

0 Comments
2024/05/09
21:02 UTC

0

Anyone else receiving 17+ single use codes a day from people attempting to login to your accounts?

17 and counting... Can we region lock accounts to prevent anyone attempting to login from an IP other than your local allocated pool?

My password has been changed and secured along with 2FA etc... yet some bot is spamming login attempts

6 Comments
2024/05/09
19:44 UTC

2

How can I cancel my subscription for the Game Pass ?

When I try to delete my credit card , it shows the option to change the payment method , not to cancel it all . What can I do to so I dont have to pay for it anymore ?

4 Comments
2024/05/09
18:41 UTC

Back To Top