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Change primary account windows 8

izret102 asked on

When installing i accidentally used the login email and password for a secondary live account (i have 4 i use on xbox live family account).
I want to know how to change the current Win8 "Removed by Moderator" (gamertag: "Removed by Moderator") to my actual primary "Removed by Moderator" (gamertag: "Removed by Moderator")

"Removed by Moderator"is the account i use for all my xbox live/GFWL/Window Phone/etc so i want this to be the primary on Windows 8.
I tried adding it as an extra account but it has no access to the information i imported when updating windows 7. Work files, GFWL(all save files and licenses are owned by izret102), Steam, Stickynotes, etc etc

If i need to reinstall Windows 8 to remedy the problem i will gladly do so. I just need to know how to do that since i purchased the download version from Microsoft Store.

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Sathish S V replied on

Hi,

Thank you for posting your issue in Microsoft Community.

 

I understand that you have difficulty in changing your primary mail account in Windows 8. I will definitely assist you regarding this.

 

To change your primary mail account you have to change the login account to the one which you want to set it as primary account.

 

You have to switch the login account to Local user account. Then switch back to Microsoft account and provide the primary Email ID to that user account.

 

Follow these steps:

Step 1: Switch to local user account

Follow these steps to create a “Local User account”.

a.       Press “Windows key +W”.

b.      Type “users” without quotes in the search box.

c.       Then select “Users” from the left panel.

d.      You will get an option “Switch to a Local account” right below your user account name.

e.      Select “Switch to a local account” option.

f.        Enter the required details.

g.       Then login to the local account and check how it works.

Step 2: Switch back to Microsoft account

Follow these steps to create a “Microsoft account”.

a.       Press “Windows key +W”.

b.      Type “users” without quotes in the search box.

c.       Then select “Users” from the left panel.

d.      Select “Switch to Microsoft account” right below your user account name.

e.      Enter the required details (Primary Email ID).

f.        Restart the computer and then try to login using new Primary account.

 

I hope this helps you to fix the issue. Still if you have issue in changing the Primary Email ID then reply us to this thread, we are glad to assist you further.

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