Windows 10: How to change the initial account used to set up Windows 10.

  1.    04 Jul 2018 #1

    How to change the initial account used to set up Windows 10.


    When I set up my new laptop, for some reason I used the wrong Microsoft account. Now 1) my laptop is associated with my son's Microsoft account and subject to screen time limitations and 2) I can't joint the insider program using my true Microsoft account.



    How do I change the main account without having to create a new account and rebuild all the desktop applications and settings?



    I tried creating a 2nd admin account and using that one to make the change to the initial account, but I could not do that.
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       04 Jul 2018 #2

    abalter said: View Post
    When I set up my new laptop, for some reason I used the wrong Microsoft account...
    How do I change the main account without having to create a new account and rebuild all the desktop applications and settings?
    Welcome to TenForums @abalter

    First switch you main account to a local account, then you can switch it back to an MS account again, but this time using the right one. See these tutorials...

    Switch to Local Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    Switch to Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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