Logical loop trying to sign in RRS feed

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  • I have just been trying to sign into technet to make a comment on a blog. However when I sign in I am presented with a page (url:  which says this:



    Welcome to the TechNet Blogs!

    If you are brand new to the TechNet Blogs, please complete the "Create New Account?" section and click Join Now.

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    followed by a form to either register or associate an existing account. If I try to register it tells me that the email is already registered - so I must have registered previously. I am already signed in using my windows live ID.

    Below the register form there is another form which says:

      Already had an account previously?

      Enter your screen name and password below and your Windows Live ID will be associated to that account.
      <fieldset class="field-list create-user-form" style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 0px; padding: 0px; border: initial none initial;">
    • <label class="field-item-header" style="font-weight: normal; display: block;" for="ctl00_content_ctl00_fragment_4004_ctl01_ctl00_ctl02_Username">Sign in name</label>Please enter your previous screen name.-------------------------------------------------


    Here it asks my previous screen name and password. What previous screen name? If I look at my profile I don't have a screen name. I do have a display name but it doesn't seem to like this either. What on earth is it asking me for a password for if it already recognises me from my live ID? What password is this? How do I find it or reset it.
    I've hit a brick wall with this. I can neither register nor can I sign in, nor can I reset the password. 
    Something is wrong with the logic here.
    • Moved by Xinyan Ma 马欣妍 Wednesday, April 20, 2011 7:11 AM forum cleanup (From:MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Profile and Recognition System Discussions)
    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:19 AM