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Can I go from a live account to a outlook account?

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    Canon City
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    Can I go from a live account to a outlook account?


    So I currently have a "live" account, is it possible for me to move to a outlook account without losing my account information. Example being my xbox live account is attached to my live email, if I moved to outlook would I lose my membership, purchased movies, xbox music subscription and xbox G points I have earned? Thanks for any input.

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could add an account & leave your present account intact.
    If you want screenshots let me know.
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    Hi there. You actually have an MS account with various "sub accounts". All your info on apps, games, purchases, etc. are stored in your "main" MS account.

    I'm on my phone at present, but when I get to my PC I'll shoot you more info.

    Edit:

    Are you meaning Outlook as in MS Office suite? Or Outlook.com?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    I made some screenshots.
    They may or may not help you.
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    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    What I am saying is when I log into my computer, WP8, xbox or any services it is with my Windows Live account email. Is there anyway for me to move my email to an outlook account but have everything switch over?

    I know I can create the another email and add it to the computer but I am wanting to make an outlook with all my stuff to transfer from the live to the outlook if that makes any sense.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    That I don't know.
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    You will use your Live email account you have to send and receive emails in Outlook (the Office program). I don't see where you would have to change your Live account at all.
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    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    What I am saying is when I log into my computer, WP8, xbox or any services it is with my Windows Live account email. Is there anyway for me to move my email to an outlook account but have everything switch over?

    I know I can create the another email and add it to the computer but I am wanting to make an outlook with all my stuff to transfer from the live to the outlook if that makes any sense.
    If you want to have an outlook.com email address, the easiest way is to create an alias to your existing live.com email. In doing so you get an outlook.com address to use parallel with your live.com address. See these tutorials:

    An outlook.com and a live.com (or hotmail.com or msn.com) accounts are exactly the same thing. All have every feature of the others, I simply cannot find a single reason to change the domain part of a Microsoft email address to another. There's nothing to gain, no additional features, nothing else than possibly "I like outlook.com more".

    It is possible to change the domain part of your Microsoft email address from live.com to outlook.com. Read this article first and think it over again before you do anything irreversible: http://winsupersite.com/windows-live...e-your-account

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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    All good advice thus far but I think your concern is really on the XBOX; in that, you don't want to lose all that is currently available with your current profile (e.g., paid live registration, gametag, achievements, etc). With that said, I would strongly recommend that you post your questions at the XBOX Live Forum directly:

    Xbox Forums Directory - Xbox.com

    Or, you can take a look at this for starters:

    Change Xbox Live Account Information | Update Xbox Live Account - Xbox.com


    Good luck,

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    Covington, La
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    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Here is the tutorial for Wndows 8. I changed my xx.live.com to xx.outlook.com and it works the same. Its a matter of changing the Primary Alias to xx.outlook.com.

    Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8

    Jim
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