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Live id sign in help.

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1 pro

    Live id sign in help.


    I'm using release preview 64bit. I recently changed my email address associated with windows live and now every time I reboot the computer it tries to sign in with the old one and I have to input the new one to login. Is there anyway to clear that out and enter the new one as default?

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Hm, I looked around and didn't see any obvious/easy way to change that. You could try switching to a local account and then back to the live ID sign in.
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  3. #3


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chromatica,

    Yep, it's as Kerry (alphanumeric) posted above. You will need to switch back to a local account, then switch to the Microsoft account with the email address you wanted to use.

    Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 10 Sep 2012 at 01:29. Reason: updated with tutorial link
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  4. #4


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Already tried that, but still defaulted to my old email address. I just found and deleted the address at login.live.com in my account settings. About to reboot and see if I fixed it.
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  5. #5


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Odd. Did you type in the new Live ID email address instead of your old one?
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  6. #6


    Posts : 60
    Windows 8.1 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Odd. Did you type in the new Live ID email address instead of your old one?
    Yes I did type the new one logging in. Deleting the old one from live.com fixed it though.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    Good. Thank you for posting back with your results.
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