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I need help REALLY desperately!!!

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    I need help REALLY desperately!!!


    So what happened was I was trying to log on to Skype on Windows 8. This is my grandmother's computer and she had her own Microsoft Outlook account set up on it. So when I wanted to go on Skype, it MADE me make my own Microsoft Outlook account before I could get on it, so I did. Now, the login for the Windows 8 computer is the same username and password as the one I had JUST NOW created. I can log in to the computer, because I have the password, but it's my grandmother's computer not mine. Her email thing is gone because of this AND I had just screwed up her login thing! HOW DO I SWITCH IT BACK? I'M SO MAD! This is all I'll be using this forum for, but I have EIGHT HOURS to fix this before she gets home. She will probably be using this computer again very soon so could you PLEASE help me, and give me a DEFINITE solution as soon as possible? Thanks for your time!

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    Hello ReadySteadyYeti, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Doing this below should be able to restore the Microsoft account that your grandmother was originally using.

    Switch the account to be a local account.
    When finished, switch the local account back to a Microsoft account using your grandmother's email address for her Microsoft account.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    I still don't understand. Could someone explain the steps step by step for me?
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Click on the links above to see the tutorial on how to do each. Afterwards, please feel free to ask any specific questions you may have.
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    I had similar prob when reinstalling Win 8.1 it kept demanding that I log in with a microsoft account, which I did not want to do as it created another user under that email. So I messed around and it said eventually, do you want to log in with existing account. Sod it - yes I said - and then my (5 users) opening screen came alive with no extra log in - dont know what I did but it worked!
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