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Change windows RT surface signed in skype account

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Novel Adventurer

Hi

 

So I have windows RT surface and showed my daughter who signed into Skype  with her account.

 

Now  I am unable to remove her account and sign in as me. So I though ok I will uninstall and then reconnect as me but no it uninstall's fine but when reinstalled it signs straight back in as her.

 

Any suggestions on either removing her settings or signing in as a different account. And no I don't want to create a new windows profile just fix mine.

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Super Aviator

try to login into Local account first

 

Win + C >> Settings >> Change PC settings >> Users >> Switch to a local account.

 

 

 

Sign Out Skype.

 

Run Skype >> Win + C >> Settings >> Options >> sign out.

 

 

Quit modern Skype.

 

Go to the location below

C:/Users/tamim/AppData/Local/Packages/Microsoft.SkypeApp_kz......./LocalState/

and delete your daughters SkypeUserName folder

 

 

Now switch to your MS account and signin to Skype with your own credentials.

Regards,
Tamim
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Novel Adventurer

Thank you Tamim it sounded very promising (and folders with her name were there) but unfortunately it didn't work as soon as I went back into skype after following your instructions it signed back in as her.

 

I also searched for all folders with the name skype and deleted all and I searched through registry for the word skype (not too many things returned). I then removed Skype restarted and re-installed and it signs in straight away as her as soon as you answer 2 questions about the camera and mic. I noticed how quickly Skype installs which makes me suspect it has the settings already somewhere.

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Super Aviator

Please Contact customer service and ask them to unlink your daughter's account from your Microsoft Account.

 

What happens when I merge my Skype and Microsoft accounts?

How can I contact Skype Customer Service?

What is live chat support?

 

support request 

youtu.be/FHoKkkfrgKI

 

include the below information.

 

Skype version and platform you are using


What is the exact version number of Skype and what platform you are using (Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, etc.)?

Which option you choose to log in to Skype, if you combine your account:


• Skype
• Microsoft account
• Facebook

Skype-account you used in the process of merging?

Indicate that combined.

 

 

Regards,
Tamim
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Novel Tourist

I came across this on another forum and it worked for me, might be of use to you - "I know this is old but you can login at skype.com, go to Account settings and unlink your Microsoft account. Then you can join skype account with a new Microsoft account" 

 

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Novel Tourist
Thank you reni_27, I have been struggling with this issue for a long time because my little brother signed in an his account at the beginning and now your method totally worked and now im able to use my own skype account on my tablet without creating a new user.
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