This problem began after restoring my machine from the 8.1 preview back to 8 (using the built-in restore tools). It hasn't gone away though since upgrading to official 8.1.
I need to verify my identity on my PC to allow syncing of settings etc. however it does not work.
In the 8.1 PC Settings, the message shows 'You need to verify your identity on this PC' and has a 'Verify' button below...the button does nothing.
If I log into my Microsoft Account online, I'm always prompted for a security code.
And if I use the 'trust this device' option, it takes me to a webpage which gives me a URL to visit on the machine to be trusted...I'm already on the machine and the link just shows me the same page.
I tried using the 'remove all trusted devices' link in my online account page, but this doesn't seem to of helped/done anything.
Can anyone offer any help?
P.S. I'm here as I want help and I value the support of the community, however I have visited these forums many times and can almost guarantee what the first reply will be, so just to help anyone wanting to help me please do not post links to Microsoft/Windows FAQ's on 'Trusting Devices' or 'Verifying Accounts'. These do not help. They aren't in-depth and do not cover this problem at all.
Any other help is greatly appreciated.