We all have had an embarrassing email address at some point in life; no exceptions there. But if you also happen to use that funky email address as a Microsoft account, it can not get any more embarrassing.
Fortunately, there is not one but a couple of ways you can change the email address of your Microsoft account. After updating the primary email address for your Microsoft account, you can sign in to all your Microsoft devices using it.
Before you rush to change the email address for your Microsoft account, let's understand the available options on how to do so.
Ways to Change Administrator Email
Windows allows you to sign in as an administrator using your Microsoft account. You can either sign in using an email address or a phone number to your Microsoft account called 'Aliases'.
If you wish to change your administrator email address, you must add a new 'alias' (email address) to your Microsoft account and make it the primary alias. 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 methods in this guide for your convenience.
1. Add a New Alias to your Microsoft Account
To add a new Microsoft alias to your account, head to account.microsoft.com using your preferred browser and sign in with your credentials. Once signed in, click on the 'Your info' option.
After that, click on the 'Edit account info' option to proceed.
Next, click on the 'Add email' option to continue.
To create a new Outlook email account, click on the 'Create a new email address and add it as an alias'. Otherwise, to add an existing email address, choose the second option in the list. Once you have entered an email address, click on the 'Add alias' button.
After successfully adding an alias, click the 'Make Primary' button following the new email address. This will bring an alert to your screen.
Now, click the 'Send email' button to verify the email first. After verifying the email address, return to this screen, and click the 'Make Primary' button.
If you choose to create a new Outlook email, you will not have to verify it. Just click on the 'Yes' button on the alert dialog.
You might be redirected to the login screen; enter your credentials to log in again. Once logged in, you will be able to see that the primary alias has been changed.
You should now be able to log in to all your Microsoft devices using the updated email address.
If, for some reason, you are not able to add an alias to your Microsoft account, there is another method.
2. Create a new Microsoft User Account
To do so, head to the Start Menu and click on the 'Settings' icon.
After that, click on the 'Accounts' tab from the left sidebar.
Next, click on the 'Email & Accounts' tile from the right section of the window.
Then, click on the 'Add a Microsoft account' button to proceed. This 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 logging in.
Once you have signed in using your account credentials, you should see the new user on the 'Email & 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. 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 see the user account is now an administrator account.
And that's it. 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.