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Change microsoft account in win 8

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  • Started 1 year ago by dlanor
  • Latest reply from raphoenix
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dlanor
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I've messed up & have a non MS email address appearing in my Win 8 signon screen. I don't know what the password is either & I'm prevented from making any changes without knowing this password? This has prevented me from linking my People, mail, & other tiles on my Win 8 Home Page. I've since created an Hotmail account. How can I change this MS account to my recently created Hotmail account? Thanks,Ron.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Are you familiar with the Desktop and Built-in Administrator Account ??

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dlanor
Posts: 3

No.How might I get there in Win 8? Thanks.

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mkdniki
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I did not understand you what you are trying to say. You may try to reset your password on the acc. Or you can make another user ...

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dlanor
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Sorry, It's my Microsoft Account that's messed up.I'm unable to change it & I don't have the password for it.

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Xhi
Xhi
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You can't answer any of the security questions??

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Do this to activate the Built-in Administrator Account.

LEAVE PASSWORD BLANK !!

http://www.ampercent.com/enabl.....ws-8/9716/

Reboot the computer, dismiss the Lock Screen and Log in as The Built-in Administrator.

Post back when you have done this.

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Xhi
Xhi
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I don't think OP means the log in. Just getting into his hotmail.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Needs to remove the accidently created wrong [ Messed up ] account I think ??

This will become interesting as new folks start coming to the forum with NO knowledge of Windows 7 or the Desktop.

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