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How to connect my email to my account?

  1. #1


    Croatia
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64

    How to connect my email to my account?


    How can I connect my hotmail account to my Windows account? I have connected that mail to my account on previous installation. My OS is Windows 8 Enterprise x64.

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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Tonchi,

    If you are currently using a "local account", then the tutorial below will help show you how to switch it to a "Microsoft account" with your hotmail email address.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Croatia
    Posts : 26
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    Tnx. I have done it by following the tutorial. Now can you explain me step by step how can I put the same permission rights to my Microsoft account to be the same as on local (which I found to have admin rights), so I would not destroy Windows again?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Your account will still have the same permission rights as it did before switching it to be a Microsoft account. If your account was an administrator type before, it will still be afterwards.

    User Account Type - Change in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Croatia
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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64


    I think you missunderstood me. I don't care anymore about Admin account. I only care about my Microsoft account. For that account I want to have all permissions.
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