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How Do I change User/Email address sign in - BUT


markhuges

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#1
Hello, I wanted to ask,

I made a user on windows 8, with some old email, around 9 -12 months ago... Everything is okay

But I know wanted to "Swap" this JUST email to another one.

BUT I DONT want to create a new user/re add my desktop, change PC settings etc

Can I simply keep everything normal but change the Email address? or do I have to do the long, change and create new settings, background etc....

Thank you
 

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Brink

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mvp
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Hello Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean to use a different email address for your Microsoft account, then you could add the new email address as an alias, then change your primary alias to be the new email address instead.

The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to do this.

Microsoft Account Primary Alias Email Address - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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markhuges

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#3
Hello Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean to use a different email address for your Microsoft account, then you could add the new email address as an alias, then change your primary alias to be the new email address instead.

The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to do this.

Microsoft Account Primary Alias Email Address - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn

Hi, Thanks for your reply

Just to confirm

My SETTINGS , Desktop pictures etc will all stay the same right?

JUST the email address sign in will change - Correct?

Thank You :D
 

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That's correct.

It'll still be the same Microsoft account that includes your synced settings. An alias allows you to sign in to the same Microsoft account using different email addresses (alias). :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom self built
    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
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    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