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    windows 8.1

    Help windows 8.1 and windows 8 phone


    Ok,
    years ago I set up a Microsoft account with a spam email address, I now want to change the email address to my real everyday one, BUT I think then it will cause problems with my phone? How do I change email address and keep EVERYTHING on my windows 8 phone??? TIA

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    I want to basically delete primary alias and use another one BUT phone has been setup with old primary one and don't want to lose all phone stuff,txts apps etc
    Quote Originally Posted by Diablodude View Post
    Ok,
    years ago I set up a Microsoft account with a spam email address, I now want to change the email address to my real everyday one, BUT I think then it will cause problems with my phone? How do I change email address and keep EVERYTHING on my windows 8 phone??? TIA
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8.1


    found this -

    If you do swap out your primary Microsoft account aliases for one of the other (secondary) aliases, you could run into trouble ... if you use Windows Phone. And that's because all current versions of Windows Phone—Windows Phone 7, 7.5 and 8—cannot handle this change, but only for what I call the primary Microsoft account that you used to set up the phone initially. (Secondary Microsoft accounts you may have added to the phone later are unaffected.) Put more simply, if you are using a Microsoft account with Windows Phone and then change the primary alias to that account, you will need to hard reset your Windows Phone handset.
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