I guess you were trying to log in by using Microsoft account. Please understand that Microsoft account requires Internet connection to verify your account. You can use the local account to log in when the Internet disconnected.
What do you mean by "local account" in this regard? If I take my laptop offline and I try to sign into my Windows user account (which is my Microsoft account) it will fail?
- Proposed as answer by deekay56 Monday, April 07, 2014 7:43 PM
I am having the same issue. I only have the option to log in with a Microsoft Account and I keep getting the error "Your pc is offline pls sign in with the last password used on this pc.".
I don't see any options for logging in other than through this Account and that doesn't work. If there is another option to login, can you please provide some specific guidance on how to do this? Thanks...
I would also at this point take a reboot and start over...
I hate those Microsoft accounts. And why do they need my personal data, i payed enhoug money
hehe what an absurd. Can't use windows 8 without internet. Great job microsoft :)
can't even login to skydrive only, i have to switch to microsoft account permanent. blee
Password computer asks for from your Microsoft's Hotmail account (Outlook), offline says for not connected to internet also, I could not log in for need of password (not knowing Outlook password accepted on setting not only Outlook email account at last login for computer's but user account also), just login using Outlook email account's password, if not accepted for no network connection, just login as administrator -> connect to internet -> ctrl+alt+del -> switch user -> select your username -> enter Outlook email account password.
Best of luck
to open a local account (that is not your microsoft account) goto Setting - change PC settings - accounts - other accounts - add an account. Then choose local account and put in your chosen username (make one up) and add a new password and finish. now you have a local and a Microsoft account. the local account does not sync across all your devices linked to your microsoft account. This is the reason MS encourages using MS account so that you have the full functionality intended with Windows 8 working across wifi networks and cloud systems.
PC settings is found by a top right corner click or seep and the charms appear along the riught edge revealing settings but I also advise downloading Startisback software to reinstate the old windows 7 / XP type start feature that makes it so much easier to find everything. Hope that helps I just worked it all out myself a few minutes ago.
Leave it to Microsoft to be so stupid as to not allow you to log into your own computer and not warn you about this when setting up the computer. The stupidity of this company never ceases to amaze me. If nothing else why can't they cache the last password.
what is the last password they are looking for anyway, because I only have one password and how it doesn't have it cached is beyond me!!!
HOW HOW HOW HOW HOW
And all the metro shit if you dont know shortcuts ... there is no way to get out of it ... and since they went "user friendly", how very unfriendly of them to make it so stupid.
The password command and Wi-Fi were both selected and I have signed in at home and in public a few times. Today the message was, "Your PC is offline. Please sign in with the last password used on this PC."--I had to go home to sign in.
How can the PC be used offline if the security feature is to sign into your Windows account, which you are saying requires internet connectivity?
This sounds good, but will not work--at least in my situation--as the sign in to Microsoft account is a security command. I knew my password and it still would not allow me to sign-in in public, but when I came home I was able to sign-in. It has something to do with the recognition of Wi-Fi, but I have yet to figure out the details.
And the only alternative is to create 2 accounts on my own computer, one for offline use and one for online use, two accounts that can't be connected with each other? I don't see and "create offline password for a Microsoft account user" under PC Settings>Accounts. But there is a PIN password, will that work offline for my MS account?
My wife just called from an airport and can't log in to her laptop - it sounds like the same issue as outlined here. No password works... Can't use free airport wifi since can't log in to accept the wifi agreement. I switched her to microsoft account from local account a few weeks ago to get her onedrive access - she is pissed...
I can't believe this is really how it works!
My daughter recently experienced this issue and I think I understand what is going on but it would be good if someone could confirm or clarify.
Here are my assertions:
1. You are using a microsoft account as security on your device.
2. If you have working internet connectivity win 8 will try to authenticate via the network connection
3. If you have no internet connectivity, win 8 will try to authenticate using what it understood to be the password last time you successfully logged in.
The problem seems to occur when you are in the limbo that happens at coffee shops and airports where your machine connects to a network but there is a splash screen you need to respond to before you get actual access to the internet. Usually these are places you have been to before as your machine has been asked to connect to them previously.
So in this Limbo win 8 thinks it has internet connectivity so tries to validate the password, but in turn fails because the internet connection exists but will not route to the wider world until splash screen/auth screen/ watch add screen has been handled, but of course you can't do that because you can't open your machine due to the password not being accepted.
To get out of this situation you actually need to make sure you are completely disconnected from the internet. Turn off the wifi on your laptop or unplug cables etc then hopefully it should work.
Or at least that it seems worked for my daughter after some trouble shooting over the phone.
good luck and let me know if it seems to be the case for others.
I knew my laptop password but I was on a new wireless network and did NOT know the WiFi password. I kept getting the same "PC Offline" message and here is what I did after reading several posts.
Used a desktop computer and I reset my password using the "text code to phone option" by navigating to: account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx
Followed the instructions to create a new password.
Turned off the WiFi on my laptop.
Connected my laptop to the new network using an ethernet cable running from the wireless router (the network was password protected however, I did not know the password nor could I make it to any screen to enter it)
Waited a few minutes...entered the newly created password on the logon screen on my laptop.
TADA!!!Hope this helps.
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