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  1. #1


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    microsoft account.


    Hi there.

    I've been having problems with my Microsoft email address, I'm wanting to change it to another email address that associates with my xbox live but when set up windows 8 I used another email address. I've heard from many people and seen many posts that I need to do "windows-c-settings-change pc settings-users-switch account" then go through with everything then my laptop restarts and everything, even says in the corner what Microsoft account I'm using but when I go on to people and check Microsoft account it's still the same one that I don't want. Could anyone help me? It's really frustrating!

    Thanks

    Laura.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Laura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The method used in the tutorial below should help you to change the email address of a Microsoft account.

    Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Laura, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The method used in the tutorial below should help you to change the email address of a Microsoft account.

    Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8


    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    I've done all steps followed and this is what I get;

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  4. #4


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Ah, ok. I got the same thing and had to upgrade my @hotmail.com to a @live.com or @outlook.com account first.

    Outlook Blog - Upgrade from Hotmail to Outlook.com
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  5. #5


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    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Ah, ok. I got the same thing and had to upgrade my @hotmail.com to a @live.com or @outlook.com account first.

    Outlook Blog - Upgrade from Hotmail to Outlook.com
    I've upgraded to an outlook.com account and I'm still getting the same message
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It will take a bit for the upgrade to be fully applied and synced. You might try again late tonight or sometime tommorow to see if it will work then.
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