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.


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.

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  • 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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