How to change the Microsoft user account login ID?

Original title: Wrong Microsoft account is ruining everything on my PC.


I accidentally set up the wrong email as my microsoft account when setting up my computer. I cant change it and now i cant download apps i cant figure out how to change anything. Ive looked through control panel and everything i even deleted the genetic credentials related to the account and its still there. Its a good thing that didnt mess up anything. Can anyone solve this?


Hi Scott,


It seems that, you need an assistance to change the Microsoft user account login ID.


If you are referring to changing the Microsoft user account login ID, refer to the following information.


To change the Microsoft user account's login ID, you need change the Microsoft account to Local account, then local account back to Microsoft account, these changes allow you to changing the Microsoft user account's login ID.


Step 1:

Switch to a “Local Account” , refer to these steps.

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,


Step 2:

To change a Local Account to Microsoft Account, I would suggest you to try these steps.

a. From the Settings charm, tap or click Change PC settings.

b. In the left pane, tap or click Users.

c. Tap or click Switch to a Microsoft account and follow the instructions.


Refer to the links for additional information.


Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.

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