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How do I change my email address linked to my user account

  1. #1


    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    How do I change my email address linked to my user account


    As above or how do I reset my user info.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 9
    Win 8


    Is there an answer for this already?

    I installed Win8 and set it up with a trash account. This account is now my admin account. How can I get rid of it and use a real @live address for my admin account?

    Thanks guys
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  3. #3


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Florde, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    This should also apply to you as well Lesley if you haven't already figured it out.



    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 9
    Win 8


    Hi Shawn,

    Thanks for your reply. The idea itself seems to be working. However, I noticed that under my new account I don't have access to any of my documents, photos, music ...

    There is no way to just change the primary email address of my first account?

    Thanks,

    F.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Sure you can. You would have to switch the first account back to a local account, then you will be able to Switch it back to a Microsoft account using the Live ID email address you want instead.
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