Linking child outlook account to mine.

How do I link my child's outlook email account to mine or else change her email account to an adult account?


Base on your post, it seems you have 2 concerns:


First: If your concern is about adding your child as a part of your Family Safety, you may follow these steps:


Adding/Re-adding a child to Family Safety in Windows 7/Vista


The latest version of Family Safety now uses standard user accounts (Windows login) as a child in the Family Safety. If you need to know about adding a Windows login user with standard privileges, kindly refer to the link below: 


In case you have already created a standard user and you want to manage it under Family Safety, then follow these steps:


1. Run Family Safety in a Windows account with administrator privileges. If it's your first time running Family Safety, you will need to log in using your Microsoft Account.

2. After logging in, select the standard Windows account you would like to monitor as a child by ticking the checkbox at the right side of the account name and then click Next after.

3. At the right side, you will see Family Safety members with a drop list option underneath. Click the drop list and then select Add name of the standard account.

4. Click Save. Wait until the setup is done.

5. Once done, you should see the account name under Monitored Windows accounts.


Adding/Re-adding a child (using a Microsoft account) to Family Safety in Windows 8


In Windows 8, you can use Microsoft accounts as a user. You will just have to link the Microsoft account email to the new standard user. Follow these steps:


Note: Make sure you have an internet connection to create a user using a Microsoft account.


1. Press the Windows key using your keyboard to get to the Apps screen.

2. Type Create an account (you will be directed to Search apps screen automatically).

3. Click Settings (second option with gear icon).

4. Click Create an account at the selection pane at the left. (You might be prompted for an admin access. Select an admin user and then enter the administrator's password).

5. On the Manage Accounts window, click Add a user account.

6. You will be prompted to add a user, enter the Microsoft account email address at the text box provided and then click Next.

7. Tick Is this a child account? Turn on Family Safety to get reports of their PC use.

8. Click Finish.


After creating the child account, you can then go to the Family Safety website, login using the parent account and then manage your child's restrictions and monitoring options.


Second: In case you would like to have your child free from any restrictions making it as an adult account, you will just need to make sure that he/she is not a member of your Family Safety by checking it at the Family Safety website. To remove a child, go to Manage the list of Family members. Select the account you want to remove by ticking the box at the right, click Remove, then confirm by clicking Remove again.


In case you encounter issues after removing the account as a child, please update all the account's personal details by logging in to


Note: If you are currently logged in using your account, that you will need to log out and then re-enter your child's account.


Should you need further assistance, feel free to post back.



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Last updated May 4, 2020 Views 13,617 Applies to: