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When I initially setup my Windows Phone 7, I used my work Microsoft Account. Now I want to change it to my personal one. How can I change the Microsoft Account I initially used to set up the phone?

When I tap and hold on the Microsoft Account account I can't delete it, and it won't let me edit the email address, either.

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At this time you can't change your Live ID. The only way would be to reset your phone, and run the setup again.

Setting -> about -> reset your phone

Pair this with the backup ideas mentioned at What can I Backup and How can I backup my entire phone, and it shouldn't be too painful. Perhaps we will get the official feature soon.

  • Do you know if this applies to Windows Phone 8 as well? – Walter Feb 22 '13 at 0:29
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    @walter, yes it does – user131 Feb 22 '13 at 5:55

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