We’ve all had an embarrassing email address at some point in our lives; No exceptions there. But if you also happen to use that awful email address as a Microsoft account, it couldn’t be more embarrassing.
Luckily, there is not one but a few ways that you can change your Microsoft account email address. After you update the primary email address for your Microsoft account, you can use it to sign in to all of your Microsoft devices.
Before you rush to change the email address for your Microsoft account, let’s understand the options available for doing so.
How to change admin email
Windows allows you to sign in as an administrator using your Microsoft account. You can sign in to your Microsoft account using either an email address or phone number which is called a ‘nickname’.
If you want to change your administrator email address, you’ll need to add a new ‘nickname’ (email address) to your Microsoft account and make it the primary nickname. After that, you should be able to log in to your computer using the new email address.
There is also a workaround where you can create a separate user account and then promote it to an administrator account.
We have listed both the methods in this guide for your convenience.
1. Add a new nickname to your Microsoft account
To add a new Microsoft nickname to your account, go to account.microsoft.com using your favorite browser and sign in with your credentials. Once you are signed in, click on the option ‘Your Information’.
After that, click on the option ‘Edit Account Information’ to proceed further.
Next, click on the ‘Add Email’ option to continue.
To create a new Outlook email account, click ‘Create a new email address and add it as an alias’. Otherwise, to add an existing email address, choose another option in the list. After entering the email address, click on the ‘Add Nickname’ button.
After successfully adding the alias, click on the ‘Make Primary’ button followed by the new email address. This will bring up the alert on your screen.
Now, click on the ‘Send Email’ button to verify the first email. After verifying the email address, return to this screen, and click on the ‘Make Primary’ button.
If you choose to create a new Outlook email, you will not need to verify it. Simply click on the ‘Yes’ button on the alert dialog.
You may be redirected to the login screen; Enter your credentials to log in again. Once you log in, you will see that the primary nickname has been changed.
You should now be able to log in to all of your Microsoft devices using the updated email address.
If, for some reason, you can’t add an alias to your Microsoft account, there’s another way.
2. Create a new Microsoft user account
To do this, go to the Start menu and click on the ‘Settings’ icon.
Then click on the ‘Accounts’ tab from the left sidebar.
Next, click on the ‘Email & Accounts’ tile from the right part of the window.
Then, click on the ‘Add a Microsoft account’ button to proceed. It will open a new window on your screen.
Now, enter the credentials for your Microsoft account to sign in. You can also set up Windows Hello after you log in.
Once you have signed in using your account credentials, you should see the new user on the ‘Email and accounts’ screen.
Then, from the ‘Account’ settings screen, click on the ‘Other users’ tile to continue.
Next, click on the ‘Change Account Type’ button to proceed further. A new window will appear on your screen.
After that, click on the dropdown menu and select the ‘Administrator’ option. After that, click on the ‘OK’ button.
You will notice that the user account is now an administrator account.
And all. You will now have two administrator accounts on your system.
There are a few different ways to change the administrator email on Windows 11. No matter which method you choose, changing the administrator email is a relatively simple process.
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