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How can I Back Door a no longer existing MS Acc. long in?

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    How can I Back Door a no longer existing MS Acc. long in?


    Hi Folks,

    Here is my "new" problem. When I set up my seemingly mandatory MS user account when setting up Win 8 I spelled the gmail name wrong. It took it so I then went and created that email address and was able to sign in. I then went in and added the correct email address. I then deleted the wrong address thinking the new one would become the default. Nope it didn't .

    The email address is still alive and well but MS will not let me sign into the computer.

    Any ideas so I don't have to do a complete reinstall "again".

    Thanks,
    KAHSR

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    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Are you able to still log in under the old email you originally created? Did you also go into control panel to User Accounts > Manage Accounts and make the new email the administrator account?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMGrier View Post
    Are you able to still log in under the old email you originally created?

    Did you also go into control panel to User Accounts > Manage Accounts and make the new email the administrator account?
    No I am unable to sign into the original because I "stupidly" deleted it.

    No "again stupidly" forgot to do so.
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How can I Back Door a no longer existing MS Acc. long in?
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