Migrating to another Microsoft account


  1. Posts : 64
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Migrating to another Microsoft account


    OK, I have an Office 365 Home or something with Outlook email I've used like forever.
    I just got an Office 365 Business or something from work and needless to say, it has a lot more "stuff".

    I logged into the email via web and set up my account (which is pretty much blank at this point).
    I was thinking I should just use the new account rather than switch between different accounts or relog into Windows if my computer is weak. Ultimately, I would like to not renew my original Office 365, but I'll keep the email of course (which is free).

    So I know I have to set up forwarding on the old email to the new.

    What else should I do?
    Am I going to have to set up a new Windows logon on each computer and go through the "Hello There..." thing and reinstall all my programs and move all my files manually? Or is there some sort of "merge feature" for scenarios like this.

    Thanks for any tips and tricks! :)
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  2. Posts : 27,243
    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       #2

    No need to switching between users. You can get mail from multiple accounts, and also change an account in Office.
    Just add an account in Mail, or Outlook.

    If you want to change your MS accounts, switch to local account first, then switch to another Microsoft account.
    I would keep both of your mails.

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10

    How to Switch to a Microsoft Account from a Local Account in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 64
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Is there a "best way" to replicate Outlook settings like rules so you don't have to redo all the of them manually?

    How about migrating OneNote notebooks. Perhaps in a way that preserves their datestamps? Because if you do it manually, not only is it some degree of work, but all of them will be created / modified at the same date.
    Last edited by rasmasyean; 02 Oct 2019 at 18:36. Reason: figured out one question
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