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Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account

Q: Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account

When I was installing and setting up WCP, I could not get it to recognize my Windows Live ID hotmail address (I don't know why), so I set it up with a new hotmail address. I figured "no big deal... I'll just set up a new hotmail account later and change my Windows Live ID to match it". Hah. Big mistake. Now I cannot get hotmail to give me that account name... it's already taken (yeah, I know... by me!)

This is a mess. How do I change the hotmail address on my administrator account to my old, original hotmail address? How do I do it? (And no, I do not want to just create a new user account on my PC)

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A: Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account

same problem here as well... i want to change my
Change Hotmail Address Associated With User Account .. but how.. any one know how change it?

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As above or how do I reset my user info.

A:How do I change my email address linked to my user account

Is there an answer for this already?

I installed Win8 and set it up with a trash account. This account is now my admin account. How can I get rid of it and use a real @live address for my admin account?

Thanks guys

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I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.


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I need to copy all my addresses from 1 hotmail account to a 2nd. I would like to do this in a way I do not need to type in each address

A:hotmail address book another hotmail account


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It used to be not connected to any email account but when it updated to 8.1 I chose to get an email address for it, so now as a result, the password has to be 8 characters long and I have to use a PIN number , but that's still 4 characters, and I usually use one character password.

So how do I go back to the normal type of user account to use the 1 character password?

A:My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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Please let me apologize in advance for being a noob. This is my better attempt to comply with the posting requirements. I previously posted in another thread but left out some important things. I marked it as 'solved' and started a new thread. The zip files are still attached to the old thread at: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...ok-466908.html

Last week, I clicked on a pop-up disguised as a warning about an attack from Microsoft Security Essentials. The situation felt terribly familiar to what I had done last year with an infected pop up disguised to look like Microsoft Security Center. Both times I backed out without fully downloading and the last time I was for sure left with an infection.

The symptoms are different, though. At that time, the security software I was using (Windows Live One Care, I think) kept detecting & removing the infection - which would just have returned (and sometimes with some friends) by the next scan.

This time, MSE detected and removed 4 programs (they were also listed as quarantined items - which have since been removed through the MSE control panel). Since they were removed, all MSE scans come back clean. I also downloaded and ran TrendMicro House Call which came back clean as well.

These are the 4 programs that MSE found and removed:


file:C:\Users\sq\AppData\Local\Temp\jar_cache7459852312126470690.tmp->m... Read more

A:Hotmail account spammed address book

BUMP, please

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I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove.

I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false log in every time I start the computer.


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Hello and thank you in advance for helping me with this.

Last week, Microsoft Security Essentials detected and removed the following 4 programs:








containerfile:C:\Users\sq\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\NZKNTEO4\s2[1].htm
file:C:\Users\sq\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\NZKNTEO4\s2[1].htm->(SCRIPT0000)

Since then, all MSE scans come back clean. I also tried running a scan with Trend Micro House Call, which also came back clean.

Today, everyone in my hotmail address book received an email from my account with only a link to a hazardous google site.

I checked my 'Send' folder an see no such emails being sent. For security, I already changed my email password but don't think that was the only problem.

Here is the DDS scan and the Attach and GMER fil... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Hotmail account spammed address book

I should add that the infection that happened last week was due to a pop up that I clicked on that was disguised as the MSE security software. I did click on the link, but backed out & shut down through the task manager before completely downloading. I'm afraid it was too late, though.

Nothing was changed in Hotmail to my knowledge, i.e. contact list was not deleted. I deleted the contents myself and left only a second email I use to see if more messages get sent out. So far nothing today....

I hope I'm being thorough enough, but if I could provide anything more, please let me know.

Thank you,

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As the title says, my Hotmail account is spamming those in my address book with a particular email. I am also receiving daily dozens of failed deliveries to other unknown addresses. My anitvirus software is Symantec and is up to date.

I've looked around and believe it may be Goshopex or a variant.

From the times and dates of the undelivered email, the account is sending spam when I am off line too. So I believe the account is being spoofed elsewhere.

Here is the spam. I cannot find it online as a tip off for the virus:

We are liusy, an electronic products wholesale company. We provide
phones, PSP, display TV, notebook, video, computers, Mp4, GPS, Xbox 360,
digital cameras, and other related products to people worldwide.

Our products are high in quality and low in price. We can offer you deep
discounts that will substantially increase your profits.

website: www.buy2chinese.com E-mail : [email protected] MSN: [email protected]

A:Hotmail Account Virus Spamming My Address List

If the spam is being sent while you're not even offline, then it's possible that either your e-mail address is being spoofed or that your account has been compromised. I suggest that you change your hotmail password immediately. If that doesn't stop the spam, then contact hotmail support to report the problem.

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How do I change my Hotmail email adress.
I can't find any info in the Help Section.

A:Change Hotmail email address!


Welcome to TSG

You can't change it.

But you can start a all new account and get a new address.

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So this is probably the strangest problem I have ever encountered with Windows 7. About two or three months ago, I noticed that my user account had suddenly changed into a guest account. I get prompted for an administrator password when trying to do any tasks that require administrator privilege. It is not a huge hassle, as I know the administrator account password.

Here is where it becomes very strange. When I turn my computer on, it automatically logs me into my user account (the guest account). When I got into the user accounts section of the control panel and try to manage user accounts, it shows exactly zero user accounts on my computer. Also, when I try to change my user account (the guest account) to an administrator account, precisely nothing happens.

It gets evens stranger. When I log out of Windows, the only user account I can pick from, to log back into Windows, is the generic "Administrator" account. My user account is nowhere to be found. When I go to the control panel and try to manage accounts, only the administrator account is listed. There is an option turn on a generic guest account, but nothing related to my original user account is shown. Again, this is in contrast to when I am logged into my user account (the guest account), and see exactly zero user accounts listed on the manage accounts screen.

I feel that I am pretty good at avoiding bad websites, and I do have an antivirus program installed (not that that will prevent my ... Read more

A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.


A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hi there,

I'm hoping somebody can help!

My Hotmail account has been copromised in some kind of way. It keeps sending out e-mails with the subject of 'Hi' and the base of the message includes a link to a site called easybuyshopcn.com. I also lost all my e-mails in my inbox for the last 2 months. I scanned my computer using Norton, Spybot S + D and Lavasoft Ad-Aware and have cleared all of the results but it still seems to be sending these e-mails out automatically.

I have done a scan using Hijack This and have attached the log file.

If anyone can help at all, I'd be really graetful.

Thanks for taking the time to read...


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Is is possible to change the domain name of a hotmail account?
I lived in the UK when I registered and got the [email protected] address but, as I have now moved, I would like to keep my address, just change it to .com.
Cheers and thanks!

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My issue is that I have an old picture attached to my <g class="gr_ gr_40 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="40" id="40">hotmail</g> account that
is viewable when sending emails. I have tried adding new photos these do not seem to overwrite this old existing picture. This picture still shows up in the sent mail how can I remove this picture from my account?

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When I go into contacts in hotmail (or Outlook as its now known) - you see the sign edit, and when you scroll down to your friends old address, you click on the box, and the edit sign disappears. I managed to get the old and new address against my friends name, but it wont let me delete the old address. Why do they make a simple job so hard?

A:How to change a friends email address in hotmail.

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I have IE8, Windows Vista and Windows Mail, which shows as my default mail and only email address.
I would like to have my Hotmail address as my default mail, but Windows Mail will not allow me to add Hotmail. Wizard error says it does not support HTTP and I cannot see anywhere under Hotmail options/more options where it allows me to change any type of connections to POP3.
I read it can be done in G-Mail, but unfortunately I have Hotmail.

Is downloading "Windows Live" and uninstalling my "Windows Mail" a solution?
I have all my mail forwarded to Hotmail, so I wouldn't lose saved messages.
Thanks for any help.

A:Change default mail address to Hotmail

You don't need to (nor would it be would it be wise) to remove windows mail, just stop using it. If you use Windows Live mail which you can download from Essentials - Windows Live you will be able to setup your hotmail account straight away once it is installed.

If you have any questions just ask.


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someone got into my hotmail account reciently and changed my password allowing them to also set a secondary email address for resetting my password. i now have my email address back and im wondering how i can change the secondary email address. ive tried changing the password and the secret question and answer and neither have asked me about setting a new secondary email address.

A:how do i change my secondary email address on hotmail?

You could always sign up for a completely new email address as its free.

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My personal hotmail account was hacked last night.
I have been able to change the password since then but I am unable to access my emails still. I am told to retrieve a code from an alternative email address I provided years ago to re enter my emails.
That email address is dead and I have no other way of reconnecting.

I am desperate to get back to my emails so hope someone can help.
I have spent the morning trying to get an answer without success!:(

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Please delete, didn't realized I already asked this question : /

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I just got married and my wife would like to change the name of her hotmail account, which has her maiden name as part of it, to contain her new last name. I'm not at all sure how--or in fact if--this can be done without simply opening a new account, but if we do that, she would lose her old emails, contacts, and so on. I'd be grateful for any help you guys could give me.


A:Wife would like to change name of hotmail account to married name

Suggestion--keep the old account, open a new one.

In the old account forward (new) messages to the new account and export the contact list to a csv file.

In the new account import the contact list from the csv file.

To get existing (old) messages to the new account probably requires manually forwarding each one. If she decides to just leave the old messages where they are she will have to login to the account every couple weeks or so or the messages will be deleted.

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pls i cant change from microsoft account to my user account on the windows 8 preview platform
can somebody help with this solution. Thanks

A:cant change from microsoft account to my user account

What problems are you having when you try to switch from your Micosoft account to a local account?

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Hi all.

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.

I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!

See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!

A:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.

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I'm having a time format problem in my Hotmail account.

Basically, I'm in the UK but I created a US Hotmail account. This is causing a time problem. When it says I receive an email at 1pm UK time, when I check my inbox, it actually says I received it at 8am Eastern US time (it's always -5 hours).

I have put up with it, but it's getting a bit of a problem lately. Surely there is a way you can change the time format of you account? I honestly cannot see this option anywhere though. I mean, what if you were travelling out of the country? Surely, the option should be there to alter the time to the country you're in, etc?

Many thanks if you can help.

EDIT: Aha, I've figured it out. If I change my country/region to the UK, it sorts itself out =)

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Hi there,

In Win-7, as an admin-user, it was easy to change the picture from another user. In Win-8 I'm only able to find where I can change my own picture. Can't I set it anymore for other users?


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so why after every version of firefox the browser will never remember the signin Info for my email account on hotmail??

as well i have win xp and 512mb ram and fox sucks it up every version the memory leak is horible

A:Firefox 16 still doesnt remember hotmail account user info

The site that MS uses to sign on (login.live.com) uses JavaScript to create the login form and the Firefox Password Manager currently doesn't work with such forms.

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I'm wanting to change the email address I use to log on to my system. Is there an easy way to do this or do I need to back up all my files and move them over to a new account? Any help is appreciated. TYI

A:Want to change email address associated with MS account

Hello Smallz,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the primary email address for your Microsoft account to do so.

Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8

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I originally setup my onedrive account with my company email address. Since this is really a personal OneDrive account I want to change the email address associated with it. How can I change it without losing the content online or having to re-upload it?
Also I need to remove any references to my company email account from the microsoft system so I don't have conflicts when my company moves to Office 365. 


A:Change email address on OneDrive account

Unfortunately Onedrive is tied to the email address and it cannot be changed, merged, etcWanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

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I need to change my account email .. anybody can help me please ..

A:How to change admin. account email address

i just deal with it , thanks anyways

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I will be changing broadband ISP company shortly and so therefore will have a new email address so I need to update my OneDrive account to reflect this as my current provider will cancel my email account after 30 days of leaving them. Can you assist with
this query?


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My laptop and my phone seem to have different email accounts.
I would like them both to be my email I use for work.  But when I bought my Surface Pro 3 they had me set it up as an outlook email address and my phone as Google email address but I use my primary email which is different.  I get my emails on
both devices to my primary email.   Since I got my new phone my pictures have not uploaded to my Surface.  I keep syncing but they don't load to my one drive.  I think it's the discrepancy with my email address?


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When I installed Windows 8.1 I miss typed the email account name, I typed name.man.co which dose not exist instead of name.msn.com.

Is the any way of change the email?


A:Change the email address of Windows 8.1 account

Yes you can in the setting > account

you can change your email there

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I recently set up this internet management service Skydog for my family, it sets rules and policies of what websites users can visit and manages them by the device they are using, so far it works great for everything, but our shared family PC. We're using windows 7 Home Premium 32bit for this PC and I was hoping if it was possible to change the device name or MAC address of the computer automatically based on what user account is logged in at the time. Since skydog doesn't manage multiple users per device this is looking like my only hope, but I know my chances are slim, any help would be appreciated, thanks!

A:Windows 7 computer device name &/or MAC address change per account?

I don't think thats possible, does skydog not monitor users?

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I prefer to use an account linked to my Microsoft Account for various reasons, but I hate that it displays my full name on the login screen, on the Start Menu, ect.

Is there any way to edit the user text so it shows something different?

A:Change user name on Account?

Try this,,, goto Charms bar settings
Change PC Settings at the bottom
click on More Settings on line and you can change the name there.
This will affect your email account as well

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I have problem in User Accounts, I am Computer Administrator (and account name is Administrator) and have been using password protect but when starting up windows, it won't stop at log on page to enter password, it log on to my accout automatic. And in user account page there are just 3 choices to choose which are Change my password, Change my picture and Setup my account to use a .Net passport. I just format drive C and Install new window xp. So how could I have 5 or 6 choices in User Account and enter my password when starting up windows.


A:Can't change my name in user account

Try this; press Windows key + R and type control userpasswords2 Highlight the account in question and check the box &#8220;Users must enter a user name and password&#8221; Click apply and ok and restart the computer.

Here&#8217;s an article on Administrator and User Passwords in Windows XP

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Hi can someone please help me with this, i have a Windows Vista PC x64 and i usually create 2 administrator right accounts and one standard user account on my pc, unfortunately for me i deleted one of my adminisrator accounts and so i was left with one and i upgraded my Vista to Windows 7 Professional sometime yesterday, i am not really sure how, i lost administrator priveleges in the account, so now i have two standard accounts but no administrator and the default administrator password has been changed earlier and i dont remember what it is, how can i change one of my standard users to an administrator. Now anytime i try to install something i can't because i have no administrative rights, i cannot afford to format, because i will lose a lot of programs that i have paid for, i cant even back up the keys because i have no administrative rights can someone please help me. It would be greatly appreciated. Is there a command i DOS or some form of a recovery disk that can help me out? I had not made a restore point when i upgraded so that was could not help either

A:User account change

Hello Aaron, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using a Peppermint 3 live DVD/USB may allow you to be able to back up anything that you do not want to lose before having to reinstall Windows.


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Ok, hoping someone can help me.

i was in process of adding my kids to the pc so they can log into the school website for the homework. now, somehow, the account i am actually on (which is mine) changed the user log on as my sons, meaning his name now has all the software and progs etc (not what is meant to happen) rather than creating a new separate account.
So, i have tried to change this but unable to revert this sign on as my account, and to simply create another with mine means i lose my work.

ive googled but all i find is setting up accounts, not exactly what i am after

is there a way i can revert this log on to mine and then create a new account (again) for my son?


A:user account change

Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I am the sole user of my pc.

Under Settings/Accounts
my name is:-
John Smith
my email address

Q1 How do I change this to just:-

Under This PC
I have drives C, F and G
In C the user is called John
In F user called Pete
In G user called Pete
Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete?

Thanks, Pete

A:How to change Account Name and User Name?

Under Accounts, your name is John Smith.
Isn't there the option "Edit name" right under John Smith ?

Settings > Accounts > right side, Manage my Microsoft account > left side, under your name, Edit name.

I don't know about changing user name.

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Hey. I changed my user account name on Windows 7, and now the account is inaccessible. I have another account on the computer, but I cannot change the name back. Is there any way to make the account accessible again without re-installing Windows? If not, would a full back up from the other account back the data on the inaccessible account up as well as the other account's data? Please help!

A:User Account name change

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Restore

System Recovery Options

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I went to the Control Panel/User Accounts.  I created a new user account named CAG, and made  CAG an Administrator.  Then I went to the directory on Drive C and looked in the Users account, instead of finding CAG I found Owner.
According to Mr. Microsoft a user account is a collection of information that tells Windows which files and folders you can access, what changes you can make to the computer, and your personal preferences, such as your desktop background or screen saver. User accounts let you share a computer with several people, while having your own files and settings.  I would like users on my LAN to refer to me as CAG not Owner. 
I understand that the Owner account is the default setting,  What do I need to do to get rid of it?
Does CAG need to become the Owner of the Owner account? Does she need Special Permission to become the Owner?  Is the Owner account radioactive?

A:How to change User account name

Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
Changing the name of a created user account or of a created admin account will only change the "face" of the account.
The account's infrastructure retains the name it was created with.

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I have had this pc for a couple years now and i had bought it from an individual.It at one time had windows vista ultimate 64bit and was upgraded to windows 7 ultimate 64bit.I do not have a CD program to repair the system.

My problem is i have 3 accounts registered and i am the administrator.The other 2 are user accounts.I use to awhile back be able to access the "change your user account,Change your account type,and manage another account" feature.I cannot for some reason any more,i click the short cuts and nothing happens.I tried searching the net and didn't find anything that could help me out.

If i click the "manage your account type" function i get a Credential manage error....

Any help is much appreciated.....thanks

A:change your user account plus some


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I have an old Dell desktop which is due to be replaced but I need to find some info off it first.

There were 4 user accounts on there and only last week, I changed over ISP. It runs the windows xp 2000 home edition with a service pack 2.

Since the change over, the Dell has been playing up and I have done a system restore twice whilst extracting files etc for the changeover, and just as I want to go in to get my address book, it will no longer let me go back far enough to system restore point where I have all the accounts again. How can I find the individual Outlook Express accounts?

Your help appreciated :)


A:Cannot do system restore and need old user account email address books

Hi Ange,

may be this page can help you: http://www.pchell.com/support/backupoe.shtml

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Hello, I wanted to ask,

I made a user on windows 8, with some old email, around 9 -12 months ago... Everything is okay

But I know wanted to "Swap" this JUST email to another one.

BUT I DONT want to create a new user/re add my desktop, change PC settings etc

Can I simply keep everything normal but change the Email address? or do I have to do the long, change and create new settings, background etc....

Thank you

A:How Do I change User/Email address sign in - BUT

Hello Mark, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean to use a different email address for your Microsoft account, then you could add the new email address as an alias, then change your primary alias to be the new email address instead.

The tutorial below can help show you more details on how to do this.

Microsoft Account Primary Alias Email Address - Change - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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hi all
we have Laptop's with windows 7 professional 64bit in domain. admin rights are restricted to the domain users. But many users most of the time use to travel out of station and need to change the IP that time. I tried adding domain user ID's in "network configuration operator" group but still not able to change IP from domain user without giving admin right. can any body tell me any other processes to change IP from domain user not having admin rights in windows 7 ?

A:how to change IP address from a non admin user ID in windows 7 pro 64?


Can't you just set the PC to boot of DHCP? I'm presuming you have a DHCP Server? If its installed on a Windows Server then you can reserve the address so that you dont have to mess with printer configuration again etc.

I believe the Power Users group may also have the right to change the IP address. The network configuration operator group should work though (as you said).

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When i first got my computer, it was running windows XP and the computer had two hard drives. A small one for windows, and a larger one for my documents (my music, my pictures etc) and where to save stuff.
now that ive upgraded to vista, its saving everything in my profile (my music, my pictures etc) to the small hard drive.

is there any possible way i can move it to the big hard drive?

i hope im clear...
thanks in advance

A:how to change directory of user account

A step by step method is here:

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I recently set up new machine and didn't set user account as Admin
I would like to change existing "new account" to have admin privileges.

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