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Solved Change the email address of Windows 8.1 account


WalterW

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When I installed Windows 8.1 I miss typed the email account name, I typed name.man.co which dose not exist instead of name.msn.com.:sick:

Is the any way of change the email?

Walter
 

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WalterW

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WalterW

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Hello Brink,

I followed the instructions on the link that you gave.

I came to a section that said some thing along the lines of "call us over protective but we need to verify you" telling me to either to ask it to send a verification to the name.man account which does not exist or create an alias.

I tried to create an alias , I have an name.msn, and name.Hotmail.com and a name.ntlworld email accounts but it would not accept them.

I am confused.
 

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WalterW

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Usually an @outlook.com address works best.

If you like, you could also close this Microsoft account, and create a new one to use instead.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/23934-microsoft-account-close.html

Afterwards, switch the account on your PC to a local account, then switch to the new Microsoft account.

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4842-local-account-switch-windows-8-a.html

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/4840-microsoft-account-switch-windows-8-a.html
Hello Brink,
I created a name.outlook.com account as you suggested which it accepted OK.

Do I need to remove the name.man account?

Walter
 

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You can remove the old one if you like, but you'll at least need to switch the account on your PC like above to toggle it to use the new MS account.
 

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    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
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    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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WalterW

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You can remove the old one if you like, but you'll at least need to switch the account on your PC like above to toggle it to use the new MS account.
Hello Brink,

Thank you.
Walter
 

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    Monitor(s) Displays
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You're most welcome Walter. :)
 

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    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

WalterW

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  • OS
    Windows 8
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    CPU
    E3750K
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    8 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Nvidia 2 gig RAM
    Monitor(s) Displays
    iiyama 27" prolite
    Hard Drives
    128 gig SSD, 500 gig SATA
    Case
    Tower
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbits
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    microsoft

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