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Change the email address of Windows 8.1 account

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    Change the email address of Windows 8.1 account


    When I installed Windows 8.1 I miss typed the email account name, I typed name.man.co which dose not exist instead of name.msn.com.

    Is the any way of change the email?

    Walter

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Yes you can in the setting > account

    you can change your email there
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Brink,

    Thanks I will carefully follow the link that you have kindly given.

    Walter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Brink,

    I followed the instructions on the link that you gave.

    I came to a section that said some thing along the lines of "call us over protective but we need to verify you" telling me to either to ask it to send a verification to the name.man account which does not exist or create an alias.

    I tried to create an alias , I have an name.msn, and name.Hotmail.com and a name.ntlworld email accounts but it would not accept them.

    I am confused.
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    Usually an @outlook.com address works best.

    If you like, you could also close this Microsoft account, and create a new one to use instead.

    Microsoft Account - Close

    Afterwards, switch the account on your PC to a local account, then switch to the new Microsoft account.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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    Posts : 44
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Usually an @outlook.com address works best.

    If you like, you could also close this Microsoft account, and create a new one to use instead.

    Microsoft Account - Close

    Afterwards, switch the account on your PC to a local account, then switch to the new Microsoft account.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
    Hello Brink,
    I created a name.outlook.com account as you suggested which it accepted OK.

    Do I need to remove the name.man account?

    Walter
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You can remove the old one if you like, but you'll at least need to switch the account on your PC like above to toggle it to use the new MS account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    You can remove the old one if you like, but you'll at least need to switch the account on your PC like above to toggle it to use the new MS account.
    Hello Brink,

    Thank you.
    Walter
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Walter.
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