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Switching Live ID on windows 8 phone

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    TexasToast

    Does anyone know of a way to take one windows id and move its settings to another windows id.

    I have a old windows id and want to use a new one with a new email.   I want the old stuff(sky drive, contacts, etc) to move over.   

    I do not see a way to change the email address on the live id since that is how you are identified.

    For example:  Using JoeBlow@hotmail.com but now want to have JosephBlow@live.com as the new email/live id.     I want to close out JoeBlow@hotmail.com and have its data moved to JosephBlow@live.com.    On the windows phone I understand I would factory reset it and then use the new id.   I don't want to lose data and I see no easy way to do this.

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    ScanIAm

    I don't think so, but it's certainly an opportunity for someone to make some money by writing this...

     

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    Dr Herbie

    @TexasToast: Why not just add both LiveIDs to the phone (I have done this in WP7)?  The calendar will show all appointments from all accounts, and entries for people can be merged on the phone.

    Herbie

     

    EDIT: Note that merging people on the phone will NOT merge them in the live accounts.

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    TexasToast

    @Dr Herbie: You only get one live id.   The other id is really just another email with contacts etc.  I guess that is one possibility but with a new Skype coming and it using the windows live id I would like to get it cleaned up now.    I do not know of an easy way to copy and paste between live id accounts.  I would be happy with just having a way to change the live id email/ login id.

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    blowdart

    , TexasToast wrote

    For example:  Using JoeBlow@hotmail.com but now want to have JosephBlow@live.com as the new email/live id.     I want to close out JoeBlow@hotmail.com and have its data moved to JosephBlow@live.com.    On the windows phone I understand I would factory reset it and then use the new id.   I don't want to lose data and I see no easy way to do this.

    You can rename. It may break stuff though Smiley

    1. Sign in here.  
    2. On the Account Summary page, click Change next to your Windows Live ID.
    3. Enter your password.
    4. Select Use a new Windows Live e-mail address.
       – or - 
       Select Use your own e-mail address.
    5. Enter the Windows Live ID or e-mail address you'd like to use, and then click Check Availability. If the name you choose is available, you see a message that confirms availability.
    6. If you've previously never agreed to the Windows Live Service Agreement or the Privacy Statement, you'll be prompted to do so. Read both agreements and select I accept. Otherwise, Click Save.

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