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How to remove email from windows 10 login?

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I have been running an offline account on windows 10 and recently I have noticed my temperatures staying quite high after gaming. I found out that some windows 10 game recording service was being triggered and staying on while working the cpu constantly after each game I played. I read that I had to go into the xbox app and turn off the game recording service. In order to do this I had to sign into the xbox app with my hotmail account which linked that email to my windows 10 account and now the password for my lock screen is the one for my hotmail account which I do not want. My question is simple: how do I unlink that email address with my Windows 10 user account? I tried looking at all the settings and there seems to be no way to do this that is readily apparent. I also tried to do a little bit of googling which got me nowhere as well.

Thanks in advance and definitely rep to whomever can help with this.

EDIT: How I fixed it

I had to sign into my Microsoft account through the browser and rmove my laptop as a device. Then going into accounts I was able to sign in with a local account and remove my Microsoft account from the computer.
Edited by Exostenza - 1/24/16 at 2:41pm
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You go to All Settings -> Accounts -> Your Email & Accounts & pick the account click manage and the last option in the window should offer delete this account.
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As it is the administrator account I cannot delete it. That options does not exist for me.

EDIT: Figured it out and put it in the first post.
Edited by Exostenza - 1/24/16 at 2:41pm
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you could open a new account and make it admin then delete the old account

and this is useful as well

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-automatically-login-in-windows-10/
    
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