Question after switching primary MS account


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    Question after switching primary MS account


    So I recently switched my primary MS account from the email I used originally, to the email I currently use for my Xbox account, so I can link up purchases of media content between my console and PC. I followed the steps laid out in another thread here where I switched to a local account, and then switched back to the email account I wished to use.

    One the main account page, it correctly states my email, but when I open the App Store, it still displays my old/original email used. I can't sign out of it or anything, but curiously, when I click on my email in the top right and click 'View Account' it takes me to the Microsoft account for the correct email (new email I used/switched to). Perhaps its just slow, or will update upon a complete reboot, but has this happened to anyone else? Can I make purchases from the App Store and will they tie to my new account or my old one?
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       #2

    Hello Mr Ister, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you could use the method below to force it to change.

    1) Switch your current Microsoft account in Windows 10 to a local account.

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

    2) Switch back to a Microsoft account using the same email address you used for Xbox.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
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  3. Posts : 3
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    Hey Brink, that's what I did. Email#1 was my old email tied to my Win10 PC, and I wanted to switch it to Email#2 which is tied to my Xbox account. I switched to local, then to email#2 just fine, but its just on the App Store it continues to display my email#1 while everywhere else, even on account settings, its all up-to-date with email#2.

    I linked my email2 (an outlook.com account) to my gmail account ages back, so it shows my gmail email on the account management section of the settings, so maybe thats why the app store still displays email#1 (as email1 is a Microsoft account and possibly you need a MS account to purchase items, rather than a Gmail account)?
    Not sure, just a little annoying though.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    Have you already tried to see if you may be able to sign in to the Store with email2 if it's also a MS account?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...dows-10-a.html
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  5. Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter
       #5

    That worked! I can't believe it was that simple. I searched for so long to figure out how to switch my primary email before finding this site, and then once I hit a roadblock I got stumped, lol. Thanks for the help. Glad it was so simple and pain free.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help. :)
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