How To Change Administrator Email Address?

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  1.    28 Jan 2018 #11

    I followed Brink's link but I don't show the same window as the screenshot in the link, which is
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    But the problem is that the "Manage how you sign in to Microsoft" page has the correct Account Alias email address, but there's a different one (the one I'm trying to change) in Control Panel > User Accounts > Make changes to my account in PC settings (as I said in my first post).

    BTW, the "Manage how you sign in to Microsoft" page has a "Change sign-in preferences" choice, but it brings up a page with the correct email greyed-out and no other choices.

    I think I'll just leave things the way they are, after all there aren't any problems that I'm aware of with the current (wrong) email, I'd just prefer to use another.

    Thanks everyone for your comments, much appreciated :)
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  2. Posts : 968
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       28 Jan 2018 #12


    Is the Admin user account in question actually the Built-in Admin?

    If so, that would certainly not offer you the option in Settings, Accounts to "Sign in with local account instead" because MS never imagined anybody being able to change it into an MSAccount in the first place. There are several threads discussion this subject in TenForums but I do not think any of them identified a solution other than reinstallation.

    If the Admin user account in question is an account that you created then ignore my post.

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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18277
       28 Jan 2018 #13


    If you like, you could add the email address you want to use as an alias to your Microsoft account, then make it the primary alias.
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