Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10  

    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
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    29 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change Account Used for Insider Builds in Windows 10


    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 Insider Program on the left side. (see screenshot below step 3)

    3 Under Windows Insider account on the right side, click/tap on the currently used Microsoft account, and click/tap on Change. (see screenshot below)

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10-change_insider_account-1.jpg

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


    5 To Choose an existing Microsoft account

    A) Click/tap on a listed Microsoft account you want to use under "Use this account", click/tap on Continue, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10-change_insider_account-4.png


    6 To Choose a new Microsoft account

    A) Click/tap on the Microsoft account option under "Use a different account", and click/tap on Continue. (see screenshot below)

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10-change_insider_account-5.png

    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)

    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.

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10-change_insider_account-5a.png

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

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10-change_insider_account-5b.png

    D) Enter the code you received, click/tap on Next, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Change Account Used to get Insider Builds in Windows 10-change_insider_account-5c.png

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


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #1

    Great Tut Shawn, but if you change your account do you lose your old one?
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  2. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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 : 46
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       #3

    Thanks for the information!
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  4. Posts : 64,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

      My Computers


 

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