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How do I change my email address linked to my user account


echrada

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#1
As above or how do I reset my user info.
 

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florde

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Is there an answer for this already?

I installed Win8 and set it up with a trash account. This account is now my admin account. How can I get rid of it and use a real @live address for my admin account?

Thanks guys
 

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florde

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Hi Shawn,

Thanks for your reply. The idea itself seems to be working. However, I noticed that under my new account I don't have access to any of my documents, photos, music ...

There is no way to just change the primary email address of my first account?

Thanks,

F.
 

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Sure you can. You would have to switch the first account back to a local account, then you will be able to Switch it back to a Microsoft account using the Live ID email address you want instead. :)
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    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
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    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