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How Do I change User/Email address sign in - BUT

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    How Do I change User/Email address sign in - BUT


    Hello, I wanted to ask,

    I made a user on windows 8, with some old email, around 9 -12 months ago... Everything is okay

    But I know wanted to "Swap" this JUST email to another one.

    BUT I DONT want to create a new user/re add my desktop, change PC settings etc

    Can I simply keep everything normal but change the Email address? or do I have to do the long, change and create new settings, background etc....

    Thank you

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    Hello Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean to use a different email address for your Microsoft account, then you could add the new email address as an alias, then change your primary alias to be the new email address instead.

    The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to do this.

    Microsoft Account Primary Alias Email Address - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean to use a different email address for your Microsoft account, then you could add the new email address as an alias, then change your primary alias to be the new email address instead.

    The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to do this.

    Microsoft Account Primary Alias Email Address - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Hi, Thanks for your reply

    Just to confirm

    My SETTINGS , Desktop pictures etc will all stay the same right?

    JUST the email address sign in will change - Correct?

    Thank You
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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's correct.

    It'll still be the same Microsoft account that includes your synced settings. An alias allows you to sign in to the same Microsoft account using different email addresses (alias).
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