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How do you change initial email and password

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    How do you change initial email and password

    Hi group, I recently installed Win 8 and it asked for an email address and password, I used my Hotmail account and password but when I clicked OK an error message came back saying that I couldn't use the Hotmail account.
    I then used my ISP domain email addy but now I can't sign onto sky or synch etc because it is not a Live email account.
    I have set up a separate Hotmail account but how do I get rid of the original email address and change it for my live account ....... very frustrating

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Biro, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    One option would be to create a new Microsoft account with this new address, change the account type to be an adminstrator, log out of the old account, sign in to your new account, then delete the old account.


    Another option would be to use the tutorial below to change the email address for your Microsoft account.

    Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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How do you change initial email and password
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