Well this just takes the cake. I was always unhappy with Microsoft for linking my computer password, to my Microsoft account. Now here we go. I changed my password with Hotmail. Now I cannot sign in to my computer in my administrator account. (I'm using Win 8.1) I think I changed it yesterday. I put it in sleep mode, and today I restarted it, then found out I couldn't sign in, because it wouldn't take my new password. I know that password is right, because I can use it on the email just fine. I have a very long, and difficult password for Hotmail, and this is one reason I hate that they are linked. I destroyed the old password, after using the new one, and it worked. I guess the Windows 8.1 wants the older password. Why is it not taking my new password? If I have to start all over, I'm gonna be furious. Any help would be greatly appreciated.