How to change Microsoft account in Windows 10

I need to update to my new email address for my Microsoft account & at the same time update it on my new Win 10 device. How do I do this, please. Redirection to my new email address, from my old email address which is the Microsoft account registered one - ends tomorrow.

***Title Modified: how to change email addy for Microsoft account?***




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Your Microsoft account lets you manage Microsoft services and subscriptions, like Xbox Live,, OneDrive, Skype, and Windows 10, from a single account.  You can add up to 10 email addresses or phone numbers to your Microsoft account. You can follow the steps mentioned in the section I want to add a new email address or phone number from the article Change the email address or phone number for your Microsoft account.


Once you have linked the new account to your old Microsoft Account, follow the steps mentioned below to use the same account on the Windows 10 PC:


  1. Open Windows Settings (Windows key + I).

  2. Then click Accounts and then click on Sign in with a local account instead.

  3. Then sign out of the account and sign in back.

  4. Now open Windows Setting again.

  5. Then click on Accounts and then click on Sign in with a Microsoft Account.

  6. Then enter the new email address.


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Last updated May 11, 2021 Views 90,801 Applies to: