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How come my name is displayed as my Live email address on W8 Start?

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  • I installed W8 64 bit once, and at first it asked me twice to give a name. Once for my PC and once for my Start screen. I ended up needing to re install W8 because IE10 completely disappeared (not even in the file directory) and when I re installed, it only asked for my PC name. It then asked for my Live ID (which it hadn't the first time) and now instead of displaying my name it displays my email address :(

     

    Is there anyway to let it display my name instead of my email address?

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:12 AM

Answers

  • Error code is user already exists.

    To display your name, update your name at account.live.com and it will sync it within in a day.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:28 AM

All replies

  • Try to configure an Email account again:

    - Press Windows key or Start button

    - Click on your user name (email address)

    - Click on Add user

    - Type your email and follow the wizard

    Tell us if it shows your name correctly. 

    • Proposed as answer by Rich Prescott Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:37 AM
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 2:17 AM
  • When trying to add a user I receive the error "xd000000063". :-(
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 3:58 AM
  • When trying to add a user I receive the error "xd000000063". :-(

    What happen if you do the same process but adding a local account?
    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:19 AM
  • Error code is user already exists.

    To display your name, update your name at account.live.com and it will sync it within in a day.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:28 AM