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  1. RSB54's Avatar
    OK, I'm finally going to make the jump to a WP8 from WP7.8 and want to change from my Hotmail account to an I've already snagged an alias with my same name and from what I read on MS pages I simply need to make that my primary alias. But is that right, I remember a lot of discussion and instructions back when was introduced about how to do it. And it wasn't that easy. So my question is if I just swap my alias' and may my one my primary will I just set up my new WP8 phone with that as my account and all my apps, settings, and connections be in place? I sure don't want to loose stuff.

    Thanks for any advice,
    Soon to be Ex-LG Quantum user (:
    11-01-2013 07:11 PM
  2. PB_H's Avatar
    You can use your Hotmail address ie. on no need to change anything.

    I'm using Outlook with an account and when asked when I'm restoring apps,settings etc when I update my phone
    I use my account. I don't have a account.
    I have a account

    I not sure if that had anything to do with your question tho'
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    11-01-2013 07:50 PM
  3. RSB54's Avatar
    I'd actually like to get rid of my hotmail completely, and definitely not have to remember that my email is but my account is
    11-01-2013 09:29 PM
  4. Jerry A's Avatar
    I'd actually like to get rid of my hotmail completely, and definitely not have to remember that my email is but my account is
    You don't need to get rid of your old account. As far as the back-end stuff goes, Hotmail accounts were automatically converted over earlier this year.

    You can change your ID under your Microsoft Account settings to something new (that uses

    This way you don't lose your purchasing history (and have to repurchase apps), don't need to move archive and move mail and files, etc...

    Pretty easy.
    Last edited by Jerry A; 11-02-2013 at 04:28 PM.
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    11-02-2013 11:54 AM
  5. RSB54's Avatar
    that sounds really easy, compared to previous instructions. Maybe MS has improved it.
    So, my current WP7 account is and I have as an alias. If I make my "primary alias" then set up a new WP8 phone with that it will work? And will keep all my apps, skydrive, contacts, etc? Not sure why I'm so nervous, guess worsr case I just re-setup my WP8 phone with my old hotmail .
    11-24-2013 10:23 AM
  6. 89caps's Avatar
    This is a tricky situation and I would do more research on these blogs before doing anything. This account confusion is really bad on their part.

    I think you have an advantage because you're setting up a new phone. If it doesn't work, reset it up with the old account. Good luck and please repost your outcome and process.
    11-24-2013 10:53 AM

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