Change LiveID on Windows Phone without doing a full reset?


LiveID phone can be changed without doing a full factory reset.

On the desktop:

  1. Go to the website http://account.live.com and login under the old account your_old_id@hotmail.com.
  2. Change your Windows Live ID (use any existing account or create a new one your_new_id@hotmail.com).
  3. Save the changes and login under the new account your_new_id@hotmail.com.

On the device:

  1. Use the registry editor to the following modifications:

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\ActiveSync\Partners\{B2830118-7BC6-4A74-8C9A-3D8B9CEF88E0}]
    “Email”=your_new_id@hotmail.com
    “User”=your_new_id@hotmail.com

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\IdentityCRL\Environment\Production]
    “DefaultID”=your_new_id@hotmail.com

  2. Restart the phone.

All Windows Live ID changed without a full reset!

The ID change can be made using IDswitch

PS: This way you can change only the ID, not the region, because the Microsoft billing information entered during the initial registration.

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