Your primary Microsoft Account in Windows 11 and Windows 10 offers an easy way to sign in to Microsoft services that help you maximize your user experience. But what if you feel the need to change it someday? In this post, we will see how to change the primary Microsoft account email in Windows 11/10/8 devices.
Change Primary email address of Microsoft Account
If you wish to change your primary Microsoft Account email address associated with your Windows device, you can choose an Alias or create a new one and then make it Primary.
- Sign in to your Microsoft account page
- Locate Account option.
- Select the Your Info tab
- Now click on Manage how you sign in to Microsoft
- Here, you can change the primary Microsoft Account email
- Select your desired email ID and click Make primary.
Let’s see this in detail now.
Visit your Microsoft account page and sign in. Next, select the ‘Your Info’ tab adjacent to ‘Account’ option.
Then, select “Manage how you sign in to Microsoft”. You may be prompted to sign into your Microsoft account again.
Sign in again so that you can get access to this high-security page.
This page displays the complete list of all email addresses including:
- Primary email – It’s the email address you use to login to your account, and other services use this account to notify about something important or their services.
- Aliases – It’s just another additional account name which can be an email address, phone number, or Skype name. Aliases uses the same inbox, contact list, and account settings as the primary alias.
On this page, you will be able to change the primary Microsoft Account email to another one already listed.
To switch to a different primary email address, chose “Make primary” option seen next to an existing alias.
If you want to create a new alias and then change to it, press “Add email” link to add an email address, and then make it the primary email.
A warning message mentioning the impact of removing an alias account will be displayed prompting you to confirm the action. You should read the message, then and then press Remove if you want to proceed.
Having done this, your primary Microsoft account for Windows 11/10 will be changed.
How do I change the email address associated with my Microsoft account?
It is possible to change the email address associated with your Microsoft account within moments. For that, you need to log in to your Microsoft account on the browser and go to the Account section. Here you need to click the Your info option on the top menu bar. Then, select the Manage how you sign in to Microsoft option and click the Add email option. After that, you can choose the Make primary option to set a new email ID as the primary address.
How do I change my primary email address on my computer?
Changing the primary email address on Microsoft account and your computer are not different on Windows 11/10 PC. However, if you are thinking of changing the default email address in the Mail app, you need to add both accounts one after one. The first account you would add will be considered as the primary account.