How to change Microsoft account login id and convert the alias to primary email

Read how to change Microsoft login email address to an alias id. Also learn how to convert the alias to primary email.

Here is what you need to to switch your primary login address to one of your aliases and make an alias your login id:

1. Delete your alias (don't worry, you can always get it back anytime within the next 30 days)

2. Rename your email address to the alias you just deleted. Now the alias will become the primary login and your primary login address will be changed to an alias automatically for you.

Here is the link to the Microsoft account settings page where you can rename your email address.

The above steps will convert an alias to a primary email address.

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Guest Author: Wyatt13 Jan 2013

I have a more complicated problem.
My laptop automaticall logs into my hotmail email account, and displays as outlook email. I am logged on right now. Windows 8. System log in at startup.
On another computer, If if type and type my details, it says the acount does not exist, therefore I cant recover or change my password either.
I went back to my Windows 8 laptop, where I am logged in. In settings, I discover my primary email address is the same as my alias email address. I suspect Im logging in with my alias account? If I delete my alias account, will my primary email account also be deleted since it is the same email address?

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