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Stuck with erroneous email address for Microsoft Account

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    Windows 8

    Stuck with erroneous email address for Microsoft Account


    I mistakenly typed in (and confirmed) an erroneous email address when configuring a laptop with Windows 8 for the first time. Realizing my mistake I tried to rename the Microsoft Account with the correct email, but Microsoft will not allow me to change the account name. So I created a Local Account with the correct email address to get around this but I cannot get onto the internet or create an email account as Microsoft requires I confirm my identity by checking an email they have sent to the erroneous email address (which doesn't exist). My first impression of Windows 8 is not a favourable one!
    Last edited by Madala; 01 Mar 2013 at 12:02.

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    You can create another Microsoft Account with correct email.

    Download to desktop the "PC settings" Shortcut for Windows 8 so it is easier.
    Double click on the PC Settings Shortcut then click on Users,click Switch to a Microsoft Account
    then click on sign up for a new email address then enter your correct email

    Hope this helps !!!
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    Windows 8


    Problem solved! Thanks Topgundcp!
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    You're welcome !!!
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