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recover m$ account username?

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    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs

    recover m$ account username?

    Hi, this is weird but I originally signed into windows 8 using a M$ account around Oct. 27 when it first came out. Eventually I decided I didn't like it and switched to a local account. I have since forgotten the name of the account I made since I used it for only a couple of days. Is there anyway to recover the name of the account?

    The reason I ask is because I remember M$ added one of my email accounts that I actually use a lot to the M$ account. I remember seeing them import my email from the other account into the M$ account. For me this means there is now an account POPing my regular mail that I don't use and have forgot about. Kind of a security problem.

    In the interim I reset or refreshed so I can't find any traces of the M$ account name on my computer. The one thing I do have is an email from microsoft in my regular account from October.
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    Is there anyway I can use this to track down my M$ account name??

    Oddly enough I remember the password still. doh

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  2. #2

    Posts : 35
    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs

    I also have an another email with a microsoft account security code???? However, nowhere is there any evidence of the account name.
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recover m$ account username?
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