Windows Bug? "Incorrect Password" on First Login Attempt RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello MS community! I was curious as to 1. whether or not anyone has had this issue, and 2. if anyone knows how to address this problem:

    Ever since I've had Win 8-8.1 installed on my new laptops, I always get the same bug- that is, a false notification of my password being incorrect upon login attempt #1. On my 2nd login attempt, (pressing 'enter', clearing the notification) I can always login. This has always happened after about 4-10x of flawless logins on a fresh OS installation and it stays permanent as a bug afterwards.

    I mostly stayed quiet because it was just a minor nuisance for me, but I'm curious if this is a known bug and if there's a solution (because we all chase the flawless execution of an OS). For reference, I use a local user account to sign in, but have also had this issue when I used an MS account in the past.

    Being as I've had Win 8 and Win 8.1 installed on my past 3 laptops, which all had the same issue- I highly doubt this is an isolated event. I know for some people they can't even login when presented with this message, but this small hiccup in the OS is rather persistent. I really just want to get some community advice/wisdom on this matter.

    Monday, June 19, 2017 7:02 AM

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  • Hi,

    How did you install Windows 8 or 8.1 (download an ISO image or use an OEM installation DVD)?

    Try to update your device to the latest through Windows update then check the issue again.

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 3:02 AM