Windows 10: Change sign in account (new email address) ? Solved


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       30 Oct 2015 #1

    Change sign in account (new email address) ?


    I have a new email address so I want my Microsoft sign in to be this email and not my old one. Does anyone know what to do and how to transfer existing purchases to this new email so that signing in to Windows 10 uses my new email as the administrator?
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    Posts : 33,042
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       30 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello Skumball, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you can change the primary alias for your Microsoft account to be the new email address.

    Microsoft Account Primary Alias Email Address - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Afterwards, switch your account to a local account, then switch it back to a Microsoft account using the new email address. This will toggle your account to use the new address.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
    Thread Starter
       31 Oct 2015 #3

    Thanks for the help Brink. I had previously created a new Microsoft account using my new email thinking I could transfer the old one across. Unfortunately that's not how it works so I now have to wait 60 days for Microsoft to close it before I can go down the aliases route. I'll try again in the new year I guess
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 33,042
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       31 Oct 2015 #4

    Anytime. :)
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