Windows 10: Cannot add or delete email account in windows 10

  1.    19 Feb 2016 #1

    Cannot add or delete email account in windows 10


    I have my hotmail account associated with Mail app in windows 10. I want to add my gmail account to Mail app but I just can't do it. When I click in Add an account in Mail app, nothing happens. I tried to click on Add an account in Settings --> Your email account, but nothing happens. I can't neither delete my hotmail account. When I click on Manage, nothing happens.
    What I can do to resolve this problem? I'm running windows 10 pro on a Dell XPS 13. Thank you!
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       19 Feb 2016 #2
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  3.    19 Feb 2016 #3

    sml156 said: View Post
    My problem is I cannot click on Add an account.
    I contact Microsoft support. They remote to my computer, delete and reinstall Maikl app but it didn't resolve the problem. They suggest me to do a inplace installation of windows.
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  4. Posts : 5,081
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       20 Feb 2016 #4

    Instead of using the Media Creation Tool given to you by the MS Support, I suggest you use Tech Bench link to download the iso. Both of them are released by Microsoft, in case you wonder about the legitimacy of Tech Bench.


    Tech Bench link to download Win 10 ISO file:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w

    Please follow the instructions to download the iso and do an in-place install, also known as Repair Install.

    scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 > click Confirm.
    click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now using > click Confirm
    select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
    at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
    The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
    When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
    Installation will begin.
    It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
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  5.    20 Feb 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    Instead of using the Media Creation Tool given to you by the MS Support, I suggest you use Tech Bench link to download the iso. Both of them are released by Microsoft, in case you wonder about the legitimacy of Tech Bench.


    Tech Bench link to download Win 10 ISO file:
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...brrWLRbagYCa0w

    Please follow the instructions to download the iso and do an in-place install, also known as Repair Install.

    scroll down to Select Edition > click the pointer at the right and select Windows 10 > click Confirm.
    click the pointer and select Language > make sure you pick the same language the computer is now using > click Confirm
    select the bit version, 32 or 64-bit. Make sure you select the same bit version as the computer is now running.
    at the bottom, click the pointer next to Save > click Save As > navigate to a folder of your choice > click the chosen folder > click Save
    The iso will start downloading to your chosen folder.
    When it is done, go to that folder > open the folder > right click at the iso file > click Mount > click Setup.exe
    Installation will begin.
    It will allow you to keep you files, settings and apps.
    No product key is required.
    Activation will be automatic.
    I tried to do an inplace installation with media creation tool and now the problem is even worst. Now my hotmail in mail app doesn't sync. I cannot sign in with a microsoft account to my computer. My problem is now similar to this topic:
    Cannot sign in to microsoft account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Forums
    I tried to create a new uset but it didn''t help me to solve the problem.
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  6. Posts : 5,081
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       20 Feb 2016 #6

    The only advice I can offer you is to do a Clean Install.
    Start fresh without and possible "baggage" carried over.
    Backup files you want to keep to an external device before you do the Clean Install.
    You will have to reinstall all the 3rd party programs you have.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...n-install.html
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  7. Posts : 5,081
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       20 Feb 2016 #7

    soleil14,
    9 hours have passed. Just wonder if you have you tried a Clean Install or you found another method to solve your problem ?

    If you have another way to fix the problem, I will be more than anxious to know.
    Last edited by davidhk; 20 Feb 2016 at 11:48.
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  •    24 Feb 2016 #8

    davidhk said: View Post
    soleil14,
    9 hours have passed. Just wonder if you have you tried a Clean Install or you found another method to solve your problem ?

    If you have another way to fix the problem, I will be more than anxious to know.
    I did not try to do a clean install because I need my computer for work . I will try a clean install later and you know if it fix the problem.
    Thank you!
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