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Why can't I use my personal email to sign up for a Microsoft account?

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  • I have a personal email address (me@stuff.me, for example) which I would like to use for my Microsoft account. When I try to do this I get errors similar to:

             "You can't use @stuff.me in your Microsoft account email address. Please try a different email address."

    depending on which site I'm trying to do this on (xbox.com, microsoft.com, etc.). Normally I really wouldn't have a problem with Microsoft doing it's own thing, but if I'm supposed to use this account on my personal computer now (with Windows 8 just over the horizon), why am I not allowed to use the email that I want to use?

    The better question is, how do I get around this? I've noticed restrictions and questions are different depending on which Microsoft site you try to create your account on. Is there a way to make an account using my personal email? Or a way to make my personal email the primary one after creating the account?

    Thanks

    (Before anyone asks, I'm using a gmail account to post this.)
    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:11 PM

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