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Error message when you try to view an Encarta Online Deluxe article: "Encarta Online Deluxe does not recognize this Passport sign-in"
Article ID: 320013 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q320013
After you install one of the Microsoft Encarta programs that are listed in the "Applies to" section and try to access the subscription online services, or you try to access the Online subscription area to view an Encarta Premium article, you may receive the following error message:
Encarta Online Deluxe does not recognize this Passport sign-in.
This issue may occur if you try to sign in by using a Windows Live ID other than the Windows Live ID that you used to subscribe to the subscription service. You may also receive this error message if you have not completed the subscription process during the installation of Encarta.
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods, as appropriate for your situation.
Encyclopedia Standard usersStandard users have no access to Online Deluxe.
Deluxe Encyclopedia Deluxe or Reference Library usersUse the account that you used to Join Club Encarta.
Join or rejoin Club Encarta, and then sign up for the optional Encarta Online Deluxe membershipTo join, follow these steps:
Join by activating your subscription in Microsoft Encarta 2007 programsTo activate your MSN Encarta Premium subscription in Microsoft Encarta 2007 and in Microsoft Student with Encarta Premium 2007, follow these steps:
Encarta Online Deluxe refers to the Encarta Online service that is offered throughout the years by various Microsoft Encarta programs. The name Encarta Online Deluxe is accessed by using a method called Club Encarta in Encarta versions 2003, 2004, and 2005. Club Encarta is the method that is used to register the online membership. In Encarta 2006 and Encarta 2007, MSN Encarta Premium replaced the term Encarta Online Deluxe. In the Encarta 2007 versions, Club Encarta is no longer used.
The term Encarta Online Deluxe is no longer used in the retail Microsoft programs. However, the term Encarta Online Deluxe may appear in OEM versions of Microsoft Encarta. Or in the Volume Licensing versions of Microsoft Encarta.
Access to all online subscription areas regardless of the subscription name is available for a limited time only, based on the calendar year. After the expiration date of the subscription is reached, access to the subscription area will not be available.
For more information about the Encarta Online products, visit the following MSN Web site:
Article ID: 320013 - Last Review: July 13, 2006 - Revision: 2.7