Windows 10: How to change the Microsoft email for the login user

Discus and support How to change the Microsoft email for the login user in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I bought a new laptop for my son. During the initial setup, the login username was his name. But the Microsoft account was using my email. Now he has... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Sebastian.Tan, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. How to change the Microsoft email for the login user


    I bought a new laptop for my son. During the initial setup, the login username was his name. But the Microsoft account was using my email. Now he has his own Microsoft account, how can I update his user with his email? I do not wish to create a new user. Is it possible for him to continue using his existing current login so that his profile is maintained and replace the Microsoft account with his email instead of using my Microsoft account that was used during the initial setup?

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    Sebastian.Tan, Jun 8, 2021
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  2. otosnede Win User

    User account info lost after changing login email



    How to change the Microsoft email for the login user [​IMG]


    I recently changed my main Microsoft account login email and after doing so, all my 10 machines no longer show my name on the login screen (shows my email address twice) or in the Start menu (only shows the email address) and as you can see in the above screenshot, permissions no longer show as my login and email address.

    Things I've done so far to try and correct it:
    1. Change my account to local login, then back to my Microsoft login, which temporarily corrected it, but then after a few restarts, the info gets lost again
    2. Manually added my name in Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users... this fixed it, but again, only until a restart
    Has anyone else experienced something like this and no of a way to correct it (and make it stick)?
     
    otosnede, Jun 8, 2021
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    Hello,



    Thank you for reaching us on the forum with your concern.



    As per the issue description you have two email id's and you want to change your secondary email to primary on your pc.



    I would suggest you to switch the login account to Local user account. Then switch back to Microsoft account which you want to use. You may follow the steps provided below:



    Step 1: Switch to local user account

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

    • Press “Windows key +W”.
    • Type “users” without quotes in the search box.
    • Then select “Users” from the left panel.
    • You will get an option “Switch to a Local account” right below your user account name.
    • Select “Switch to a local account” option.
    • Enter the required details.
    • 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”.

    • Press “Windows key +W”.
    • Type “users” without quotes in the search box.
    • Then select “Users” from the left panel.
    • Select “Switch to Microsoft account” right below your user account name.
    • Enter the required details (Primary Email ID).
    • Restart the computer and then try to login using new Primary account.


    Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.



    Regards,
     
    Ramesh.Kumar, Jun 8, 2021
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  4. Arun B J Win User

    How to change the Microsoft email for the login user

    change microsoft account email

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    If you need to change the email address associated with the user account, first you have to switch the login account to

    Local user account. Then switch back to Microsoft account and provide the desired Email ID to that user account.

    Follow the steps below and check if it helps


    • Go to All settings.

    • Select Accounts.

    • Sign in with Local account instead and follow the on screen instructions.

    • And again change it Microsoft account provide the new Microsoft Email account.

    Sign in with a Microsoft account

    Sign in to your Microsoft account dashboard

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
    Arun B J, Jun 8, 2021
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