1.    05 Aug 2016 #1

    Microsoft Account Confusion


    When I first setup my PC I used my MS account to login. The account name was an email address from cox.net. However shortly thereafter I changed to a local account. A few months ago I changed the account name to a Gmail address in anticipation of changing my internet provider but I've continued using a local account to login to windows, I've never used the Gmail login name.

    Today I wanted to look at the extensions that were available for Edge, so I needed to sign into the Store but the login box was prepopulated with the old account name from cox.net. I assume that I should go to setting, select Email & App Accounts and select the add an account button and add the MS account that uses my Gmail name, correct?

    After I do then then how can a delete the old, inactive account with the cox.net user name?

    I think my error is confusing the account name which may or may not be an email address with the actual email address used for communication about the account, correct?

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by SoFine409; 05 Aug 2016 at 17:54.
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       05 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello SoFine409,

    You should be able to add the Gmail address as an alias to your Microsoft account.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

    Afterwards, make the Gmail address your primary alias.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

    You can then remove your Cox address as an alias if you like.
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  3.    05 Aug 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello SoFine409,

    You should be able to add the Gmail address as an alias to your Microsoft account.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

    Afterwards, make the Gmail address your primary alias.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias

    You can then remove your Cox address as an alias if you like.
    Thanks very much for your reply. I try this in the morning. Watching the Olympics opening ceremonies now. What a production.
    btw, I continue to be amazed by the number and quality of the tutorials that have been produced by you and the other members. What a huge effort this must be to not only produce them but to keep them updated. Hats off to all!
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
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       05 Aug 2016 #4

    I hope it helps.
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  5.    05 Aug 2016 #5

    Brink said: View Post
    I hope it helps.
    OK I finally got it. My primary alias was the gmail address so I added the cox.net email as an alias then I made it the primary alias and my MS Accont on my PC works as it should. Thanks.
    Last edited by SoFine409; 05 Aug 2016 at 20:48.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
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       05 Aug 2016 #6

    You're most welcome.
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