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    Hi,

    I'm raising this question for I don't know which time again. The reason being that my mother's Skype account got linked to MY microsoft account by mistake and it's really inconvenient. My old Skype account does not have a Microsoft account associated with it (at least not an explicitly created one). I know this question has been raised before and the answer is that it's impossible to unlink a certain Skype account from a Microsoft account, but to me that just sounds like laziness and "I can't be bothered" type of attitude.

    The reason I'm so annoyed by all of this is that I don't want to close either my Microsoft or my Skype accounts. I think you can all understand the reason (Skype account since 2007, lots of contacts, etc... Microsoft account has a lot of information in it like OneDrive files and so on).

    My point is that this was possible before (around 2015ish) and it has been made impossible. This is just bad software design. I mean what is this link between the accounts anyways? Some database column containing a value which is the ID of the account? Do Microsoft seriously believe that its that hard and impossible to change such a thing???

    Again, this is just poor software design and bad attitude. Furthermore unlinking a Skype account is a valid use-case and I've seen countless forum threads on different forums asking this and getting the same "It's impossible" answer.

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