1. Atkamon's Avatar
    Hey everyone.

    My problem is a bit complicated, but Ill try to explain. I had a hotmail account for like 7 years now, I created it when I was like 13 and when I was living in my home coumtry, which is Hungary. There wasnt an option back then to select Hungary as a region, so I left it on United States. Now, I'm living in the uk, and i recently got a wp. When I got the phone, I logged in with my existing live account, why wouldnt I... Then, I tried to get a.zune pass and buy apps and stuff like that, but I cant add any credit cards to my account, because my region is set to US, and I cant change it. I read online, that there is no way to change the region, and there really isnt, I already tried everything. So I thought okay, I'm gonna make a new windows live account, I need a fresh start anyway. But now, I cant delete my old windows live account from my phone, and I read in the Help and how to, that I cant delete it... Wtf?? So what the **** can I do? Is there really no way to delete my windows live account? If I add my new account to the phone as well, I still cant use it to buy stuff. Its effing ridiculous... I want to give my money to microsoft and they wont let me...

    Any ideas?...
    02-09-2012 09:49 AM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar


    First of all welcome to WPCentral Atkamon :)

    Unfortunately the only way to delete your original setup Live ID from the phone is to reset it.

    Absolutely rediculous but that's how it is for now.

    Of course resetting your phone will wipe everything so beware of that. :(
    02-09-2012 09:53 AM
  3. Atkamon's Avatar
    Awesome... Well, there isnt anything else I can do, so Ill reset it sometime... Kind of amazing how this has been overlooked by microsoft...
    02-09-2012 10:07 AM
  4. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes I agree it doesn't seem to make much sense does it ? Hope you can get things sorted out soon Atkamon. :)
    02-09-2012 10:09 AM
  5. selfcreation's Avatar
    i thinks its due to copy rights issues.

    cause if ti was easy to switch from one account to an other .. you could buy half the apps , and your friend the other half..

    then simply switch your e-mail when you want to play a specific game or w/e..

    and when you have to do a hard reset, it forces you to LOSE all your apps/games on your phone, so you cant easily do it. ( to discourage thief's )

    i think , it makes sens any ways . lol

    but i mean it actually really easy to steal from the market place :( (accidentally discovered that a phew months back ) i hope the updates fixes some of the issues.
    02-09-2012 10:15 AM
  6. Atkamon's Avatar
    Yeah, it makes sense, but then at least let me change the bloody region for my live account...
    02-09-2012 10:56 AM
  7. MrBurrrns's Avatar
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    First of all welcome to WPCentral Atkamon :)

    Unfortunately the only way to delete your original setup Live ID from the phone is to reset it.

    Absolutely rediculous but that's how it is for now.

    Of course resetting your phone will wipe everything so beware of that. :(
    Actually, there is a way, but you need to edit the registry:

    Change a primary account user name - xda-developers
    02-09-2012 11:42 AM
  8. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Yes I know, but I never mention the unlocking method as most users have standard Windows Phones and probably not willing to go through all the unlocking process to change an email address MrBurrrns.

    Perhaps some are of course. :dry

    Thanks for mentioning it though. :)
    02-09-2012 11:46 AM
  9. selfcreation's Avatar
    Yeah, it makes sense, but then at least let me change the bloody region for my live account...
    well you can change the region on ZUNE to get a ZUNE pass i think but that's pretty much it :(

    and make sure your PC is also set for your new region.
    02-09-2012 11:46 AM
  10. Atkamon's Avatar
    Well, Ill just reset it sometime, its not a huge deal, its just... Bull****... Thanks for the help anyways
    02-09-2012 03:30 PM
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