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Changing Windows Live IDs

2012 Jun 6, 2:54

Use of my old Hotmail account has really snuck up on me as I end up caring more and more about all of the services with which it is associated. The last straw is Windows 8 login, but previous straws include Xbox, Zune, SkyDrive, and my Windows 7 Phone. I like the features and sync'ing associated with the Windows Live ID, but I don't like my old, spam filled, hotmail email address on the Live ID account.

A coworker told me about creating a Live ID from a custom domain, which sounded like just the ticket for me. Following the instructions above I was able to create a new deletethis.net Live ID but the next step of actually using this new Live ID was much more difficult. My first hope was there would be some way to link my new and old Live IDs so as to make them interchangeable. As it turns out there is a way to link Live IDs but all that does is make it easy to switch between accounts on Live Mail, SkyDrive and some other webpages.

Instead one must change over each service or start over depending on the service:

Xbox
In the Xbox 360 system menu you can change the Live ID associated with your gamertag. This worked fine for me and I got an email telling me about the transfer of my Microsoft Points.
Zune
There's no way to do this for the Zune specifically, however changing over your Xbox account also transfers over all your Zune purchased content. I don't have a Zune Pass so I can't confirm that, but all of my previously purchased television shows transferred over successfully.
Windows 7 Phone
To change the main Live ID associated with your phone, reset your phone to factory default and start over. All purchased applications are lost. Had I purchased any applications I would have been pissed, but instead I was just irritated that I had to reset my phone.
Mail
I don't use my Hotmail account for anything and it only sits and collects spam. Accordingly I didn't attempt switching this over.
SkyDrive
I didn't have much in my SkyDrive account. I downloaded all files as a zip and then manually uploaded them to the new account.
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New Device Desirable, Old Device Undesirable | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

2010 Dec 27, 2:38"I feel a strong urge to purchase the new device. Owning the new device will please me and improve my daily life."PermalinkCommentsnews humor onion

ASRock > Products > ION 330Pro

2010 Jul 26, 1:13PermalinkCommentstechnical purchase product

Small Brain Slug Headband by ScavengingWoodrats on Etsy

2010 Jul 5, 9:49"This a small crocheted Brain Slug for your favorite Futurama fan!"
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15 Clever, Witty Illustrations - My Modern Metropolis

2010 Mar 12, 8:58Various sometimes entertaining or humorous tshirt designs available from purchase all from Chow Hon Lam. I enjoy the ginger bread men shirt
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Boing Boing - Essentials

2010 Mar 11, 7:36Boing Boing recommends I buy things. Probably a good selection of odd or geeky gifts.PermalinkCommentsboingboing amazon gift purchase wishlist

Lebowski Fest Pro Shop - Abide Poster

2010 Mar 9, 10:42PermalinkCommentsthe-big-lebowski poster movie humor abide wishlist purchase

Fake electronic gear props - Boing Boing

2010 Mar 9, 5:26I have often wondered where furniture stores get their fake TVs, PCs, etc. Yes, apparently there is a store where they buy that. Now about the chotchkies in Applebees or Red Robin...PermalinkCommentselectronics fake tv pc store purchase

Makers Market: Time Bandits Map Prop Replica

2010 Mar 1, 2:20
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GIFT BOX GEEK IE EXPLORER MENS SUIT EXECUTIVE CUFFLINKS - eBay (item 390155859600 end time Mar-13-10 08:40:03 PST)

2010 Feb 26, 2:41Knock off Internet Explorer cufflinks available on eBay. I know, you totally thought these were legit, right?
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Amazon to customer: $3B charge may stand as record | NetworkWorld.com Community

2010 Jan 6, 9:20"Amazon called me today to discuss my $2.9billion purchase"PermalinkCommentshumor amazon web internet economics money

(Pic) For The Person Who Has Everything - PSFK

2010 Jan 6, 2:08
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TopatoCo: White Rabbit Shirt

2009 Dec 23, 10:15Cute bunny tshirt gift idea...PermalinkCommentsgift purchase bunny cute rabbit tshirt

ThinkGeek :: Static Electricity Eliminator

2009 Dec 14, 2:12I've been very statically charged recently. May be the new couch?PermalinkCommentsgeek wishlist gift static electricity tool purchase

Discontinued desktop 3D printers on the cheap Boing Boing

2009 Dec 8, 1:56More good gift ideas just in time for the holidays: "The Invision LD 3D-Modeler printer has been discontinued and is being sold off for $5,000 a throw -- it uses Laminated Object Manufacturing to produce low-rez 3D models"PermalinkComments3d printer purchase gift wishlist

Bruce Schneier action figure

2009 Nov 15, 6:17Once again a wonderful gift for a very small set of people I know but a bit pricey: "This package includes Bruce Schneier's custom action figure head mounted on a matching DiD or Dragon action figure body with a choice of 2 different clothing styles. You can also buy Bruce Schneier's head on its own and fit it onto your own figurines."
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Grocery Shopper Data Use

2009 Oct 13, 11:15

Photo of Hostess Pride chicken display from the Library of VirginaQFC, the grocery store closest to me, has those irritating shoppers cards. They try to motivate me to use it with discounts, but that just makes me want to use a card, I don't care whose card and I don't care if the data is accurate. They should let me have my data or make it useful to me so that I actually care.

I can imagine several useful tools based on this: automatic grocery lists, recipes using the food you purchased, cheaper alternatives to your purchases, other things you might like based on what you purchased, or integration with dieting websites or software. At any rate, right now all I care about is getting the discount from using a card, but if they made the data available to me then the grocery store could align our interests and I'd want to ensure the data's accuracy.

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SPLITREASON.COM :: Ahab vs Dick t-shirt

2009 Jul 20, 11:21Ahab vs Moby Dick rendered fighting game style.
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Onion Store - The Sports Team From My Area Is Superior To The Sports Team From Your Area

2009 Jun 25, 12:33A shirt from the Onion store reading 'The Sports Team From My Area Is Superior To The Sports Team From Your Area'. Humor!PermalinkCommentshumor onion tshirt wishlist sports purchase
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