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    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10

    How to Change Account Used for Insider Builds in Windows 10
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    06 Mar 2017
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    How to Change Account Used for Insider Builds in Windows 10

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    Starting in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10547, you can change what Microsoft account you want to use to get Insider builds with.

    This tutorial will show you how to change what Microsoft account you want used to get Insider builds with in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to change the Microsoft account used to get Insider builds.




    Here's How:

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Update & security icon.

    2. Click/tap on Windows Update on the left side, and click/tap on Advanced options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Under Get Insider builds, click/tap on the currently used Microsoft account. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Click/tap on Change. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Do step 6 (existing) or step 7 (new) depending on if you wanted to change the Microsoft account to an existing or new account.


     6. To Choose an existing Microsoft account

    A) Click/tap on a listed Microsoft account you want to use, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)

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     7. To Choose a new Microsoft account

    A) Click/tap the Microsoft account option. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Type in the email address and password of the Microsoft account you want to use, and click/tap on Sign in. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you need to create a new Microsoft account, then click/tap on the Create one link instead, and follow the instructions to create a new Microsoft account.


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    C) If prompted, select how you would like to get your security code for verification, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    D) Enter the code you received, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

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    E) Go to step 8 below.


    8. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2015 #1

    Great Tut Shawn, but if you change your account do you lose your old one?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,997
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Sep 2015 #2

    Hey Gary,

    No, the old account will still be listed to choose from, and doesn't affect the Microsoft account you are currently using to sign in to Windows 10 with.

    This is only for what MS account is used for reference to get Insider builds with.

    Think of it like when you sign in the Store with a different Microsoft account.
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  3. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks for the information!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 18,997
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       29 Sep 2015 #4

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