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Published: September 8, 2016 | Applies to:

This fix will show how to permanently disable "You need to fix your Microsoft Account for apps on your devices..." notification on Windows 10 Version 1607+.

If you’re using recently released Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you might have seen a weird notification keep popping and asks you to fix your Microsoft account (MSA). This doesn’t happened with any of Windows 10 builds prior to Version 1607. Here is the message and screenshot of that annoying notification:

You need to fix your Microsoft Account for apps on your other devices to be able to launch apps and continue experiences on this device.

FIX You Need To Fix Your Microsoft Account For Apps Notification In Windows 10

Now lets see why this notification keep appearing. Following may be the factors involved:

  • If you haven’t verified your MSA identity

When you click the same notification, it will take you to the wizard which allows you to verify your account. However, we did this many times but there is no change in the situation and the notification keep appearing. If your case is same as of ours, you can try the fixes mentioned below to get rid of this annoyance.

FIX : You Need To Fix Your Microsoft Account For Apps Notification In Windows 10

FIX 1- Using Microsoft Accounts Troubleshooter

This problem can be easily fixed with less efforts using Microsoft Accounts troubleshooter. Here’s how:

1. Download Microsoft Accounts troubleshooter using following link:

DOWNLOAD LINK

2. Run the microsoftaccounts.diagcab file to open troubleshooting wizard. Click Apply repairs automatically and hit Next.

FIX You Need To Fix Your Microsoft Account For Apps Notification In Windows 10

3. The troubleshooter will automatically found and fix issues. At last, it will serve you the troubleshooting report mentioning the issues it fixed. Click Close.

FIX You Need To Fix Your Microsoft Account For Apps Notification In Windows 10

This should solve the notification problem. If it still persists, check FIX 2.

FIX 2 – Using Group Policy

If FIX 1 doesn’t solves your problem, the only option you’ve left is to disable all toast notifications on your Windows 10. This will not only disable that interrupting notification but other notifications about Microsoft products promotion as well. Here are the steps you need to follow:

FYI: Local Group Policy Editor is not available in Windows 10 Home editions.

1. Press W8K + R and put gpedit.msc in Run dialog box to open Local Group Policy Editor. Click OK.

Local Group Policy Editor

2. Next, in the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate here:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Notifications

FIX You Need To Fix Your Microsoft Account For Apps Notification In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of above shown window, look for Turn off toast notifications Setting and double click on it to modify its status.

FIX You Need To Fix Your Microsoft Account For Apps Notification In Windows 10

4. Finally, in the policy configuration window shown above, select Enabled. Click Apply followed by OK. Close Local Group Policy Editor. This should immediately disable the notification on the go.

Check the illustration of this method in following video:

Hope something helps!


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10 Comments

  • Things are going great now thank you.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ 😊

  • I applied Fix – 2 and it works. Thanks so much.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Glad we could help 😎

  • It tells me that it can’t connect to the sync service, and “fix automatically” doesn’t work for whatever problem it’s having.

    Is that because Onedrive is full? (I’m not using it — it has filled up on it’s own.)

  • Can’t connect to the sync serviceCan’t connect to the sync service
    There might be an Internet connection problem or the service may not be available. Please check your Internet connection and try again. Detected Detected

    Can’t connect to Sync service Completed

    Rootcauses found and created logsRootcauses found and created logs
    Collect additional information about this problem Detected

    Neither issue was solved automatically, nor does either of them provide a suggested manual fix.

  • fix 2 solved the problem thank you Kapil.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ Happy to help!

  • I am having the same issue as Gloria the application isn’t fixing the issue:

    Can’t connect to the sync serviceCan’t connect to the sync service
    There might be an Internet connection problem or the service may not be available. Please check your Internet connection and try again. Detected Detected

    Can’t connect to Sync service Completed

    Rootcauses found and created logsRootcauses found and created logs
    Collect additional information about this problem Detected

    Neither issue was solved automatically, nor does either of them provide a suggested manual fix.

  • Kapil Arya

    ^^ I believe FIX 2 will solve your problem, give it a try.

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