1. Joined : Mar 2015
    Posts : 120
    Win 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Changing my microsoft email address


    So I want to change the email address associated with my microsoft account. The only problem is I am currently using a microsoft-enabled account for windows 10. So my old email I want to change from literally has an account on this computer. My question is, when I change my microsoft email, will everything auto-update on my win 10 PC? Will my account name on my PC now change to the new email? Will there be any "remnants" of the old email that will not be able to be removed without having to make a totally new account on my PC?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,880
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    The physical user account on the PC does not change. It stays in the same folder under users. The Microsoft Account is only a method of logging into the physical user account on the computer. You will have to change the user account on the computer to disassociate it from the old Microsoft account, and then convert it back to a Microsoft account login with the new email address.

    Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    UK
    Posts : 1,322
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    bobsagetfullhou said: View Post
    So I want to change the email address associated with my microsoft account. The only problem is I am currently using a microsoft-enabled account for windows 10. So my old email I want to change from literally has an account on this computer. My question is, when I change my microsoft email, will everything auto-update on my win 10 PC? Will my account name on my PC now change to the new email? Will there be any "remnants" of the old email that will not be able to be removed without having to make a totally new account on my PC?
    You can add an alias email account name in addition to the one you are using. I once had problems syncing Outlook 2010 since ny MS account wasn't in the format myname@outlook.com. I added an alias in that format and all was fine.

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Add or Remove

    Microsoft Account Aliases - Change Primary Alias
    Last edited by Brink; 4 Weeks Ago at 09:38. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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