If you update your Microsoft account password you might get a message to “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)“. Even if you supply the most current password for your account the message won’t go away.
Of course, you might think that switching from a Microsoft account to a local account and then back to a Microsoft Account the prompts would stop. Well… wrong! Every few days you would get prompt to enter your most recent password. This can be very frustrating!
This issue might be related with the way that Microsoft account credentials are stored in Credentials Manager in Control Panel – they are not being updated with the most recent password when it it’s typed in.
Solution to fix “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password”
There is an easy fix for this – locate the credentials and delete it. To do that follow the next steps:
- Open Control Panel (press Win Key + X) and select User Accounts and Family Safety.
- Under Credential Manager select Manage Windows Credentials
- Make sure Windows Credentials is selected and locate Generic Credentials
- Locate the credentials named MicrosoftAccount:user=Your account_name and delete it.
- Log out and then log in with your account. The MicrosoftAccount:user= will be created again and the “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password” prompt will not pop-up again.
If you are using CCleaner application you might want to turn off the “Network Password” option, because it can interfere with the system:
This fix works for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
“Your security setting level puts your computer at risk” – to disable the security settings error messages you have to disable the Turn off the Security Settings Check feature:
Open Group Policy (type gpedit.msc in the Search programs and files field). Go to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Windows Components | Internet Explorer
Look for Turn off the Security Settings Check feature and set it to Enabled.
In addition to restart Windows Explorer without rebooting you can restart Windows without restarting your computer:
- Click Start, and then click Shut Down.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key while you click Restart The Computer, and then click Yes.
- As soon as the screen clears, release the SHIFT key.
NOTE: If you hold the SHIFT key too long, Windows restarts in Safe mode.
Not sure if upgrading to Windows 7 SP1 caused the Backup and Restore to stop working, but two days after upgrade I was not able to do the backup. I was getting the notification to solve 1 PC issue but when I clicked on the Backup your files button nothing happened, I was missing the backup and restore feature.
Even in the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Backup and Restore I could not do the backup – no options available there
Solution To Fix Missing Backup and Restore function
I found the solution on sevenforums.com to edit the registry. Copy/paste text below in Notepad and save it as .reg
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Now double click the file to add the info to registry:
You can download the registry file from here: ResetBackupAndRestore.reg
After adding the info to registry it should fix the missing backup and restore issue.
After upgrading my Windows 7 Ultimate with SP1 I could not open Windows Explorer – every time I got this error message: “No such interface supported”.
I could not open Control Panel | Add Remove Programs to remove the SP1 update… so I goggled for this upgrade issue and I found that re-registering all .dll files would fix the problem. In the same topic someone mentioned to use only this command to re-register the .dll files (much easier this way)
- Open Command Prompt (as Administrator)
- Type CD and hit enter (to go to C:)
- Type DIR *.dll /s /b > regdll.bat and hit enter (this will create the regdll.bat file)
- Type FOR /R C: %G IN (*.dll) DO “%systemroot%system32regsvr32.exe” /s “%G”
One hour later it finished re-registering all .dll files and problem was solved (it threw more than 100 error messages during the process – just ignore them)
Someone mentioned that they solved the problem by assigning full control to Users in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Open Registry Editor, right click on the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and click on Permissions. Now select Users and tick the Full Access box.
Every time a shortcut is created Windows automatically append the “shortcut” suffix. To remove it you have to edit the registry (this applied to Windows 7)
To open the Registry Editor type regedit in the Search Programs and Files box and press Enter.
Look for the following key:
and double click on link to edit the binary value.
Now change 1E with 00 and click OK.
Close Registry Editor and restart your computer.
Next time you will create a shortcut the suffix will not be added anymore.
Someone asked this question on superuser.com the following question:
It’s always been hard for me to add a music folder with subfolders to Windows Media Player’s playlist. I double click a file in the folder (or click on WMP shortcut), WMP opens, and I drag the other files or folders manually to the playlist.
Isn’t there an option to add a right-click context menu item that can automatically add all audio contents in a folder (with subfolders) to WMP playlist?
Below is my answer:
In Windows 7 by default this option is available in the right click menu only for optimized folder for music:
You have to change the Folder Option – set it to Music (right click on the folder and select Properties and then Customize tab)
Now, when you right click on that folder you will see the option to add it to Windows Media Player.