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    Default email account


    I have a windows 8 computer registered to me. To log onto the computer at startup I have to enter my Microsoft account password. My problem is that I don't use outlook/hotmail but my mother does and whenever she goes to live.com it comes up under my account and she has to then log out and log in again. Is there a way to set outlook to go to her account and not mine or at the least go to the login screen as the default?

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    Hello bha,

    If you like, you could create a new account for your mother that she could use instead of sharing your account to avoid this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello bha,

    If you like, you could create a new account for your mother that she could use instead of sharing your account to avoid this.
    The problem is she has an account with outlook and it is sort of a hassle to log out of my account and then log into hers when outlook opens. I don't even use outlook but I assume it is tied into my Microsoft account when I log into the computer. I guess there is no fix for this. I think this only happens in IE (I tried Firefox to open outlook and It came to the log in screen which is what I want at least). My mom uses IE only and won't switch to another browser. Is there a way to have IE start without remembering my profile?
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    Sorry, but I mean a new account of her own in Windows 8.
    This way you both will have separate accounts to sign in to Windows 8 with so this will no longer happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Sorry, but I mean a new account of her own in Windows 8.
    This way you both will have separate accounts to sign in to Windows 8 with so this will no longer happen.
    I figured that was what you meant but thanks for the tip. I guess I will keep it the way it is now.
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