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Windows 7: remove hotmail account

01 May 2011   #1

Widows 7 home premium 64 bit
remove hotmail account

My brother went to check his hotmail account on my computer. Now every time I open my e mail, his hotmail account comes up first (with all his e mail stuff) and I have to click it off before I can open my regular e mail account from Windows Essentials 2011. I looked in accounts, but his hotmail e mail account is not listed. While not a major issue, it is annoying to me. Is there a way to remove his hotmail account from my computer. For my self, I do not use hotmail and never had an account with them.
ps I tried to find a solution in the tutorials before posting.

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01 May 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Check if the account is listed in Options->Email Accounts rather than the left sidebar.
You should also check that he didn't leave an automatic sign in option for Mail, which could explain why his account is synced every time you start the program.
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01 May 2011   #3

Widows 7 home premium 64 bit

Thanks for the reply, the only account I could find is in the attachment.

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01 May 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Perhaps the fix would be to enter his hotmail account from your PC, and sign out? A Guy
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02 May 2011   #5

Widows 7 home premium 64 bit

He did sign out of his account, but his hotmail account panel to sign in still comes up first. Once I click it off, I can access my regular e mail account. He does not know either how to remove the log-on panel.
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02 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

On that poput window, is the option "Remember me and sign me in automatically" checked? No, wait, that doesn't make sense xD

Well, at this point I would recommend reinstalling Live Essentials; maybe even use something like Revo Uninstaller to wipe out all the traces and perform a clean install. That should definitely work.
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02 May 2011   #7

Widows 7 home premium 64 bit

This is the strange part, when I click on my e mail icon, first his sign/log-on window comes up. (It requires a password to open it) When I just click it off, my e mail box comes up, then when I want to create an new e mail and click on "to" , his e mail contacts come up.
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02 May 2011   #8

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Sounds like it is signing IN to his Hotmail acct first & automatically
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02 May 2011   #9

Widows 7 home premium 64 bit

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? To Gornot, if I remove Windows Essentials 2011, will that remove also all my e mails and contacts or will they be back with a re-install?
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02 May 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Vonda,

In Windows Live Mail, click on the menu drop down, click on Options, and Mail. In the General tab, see if the Automatically log on to Windows Live Messsenger box is unchecked. If not, uncheck and OK, and test to see if that may have been causing this for you.
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Hope this helps,

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