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How do I add a Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

How do I add a Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

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A Microsoft Account is an online account that will allow the user to download apps from the Windows Store and automatically sync settings between different computer to obtain the same look and feel including settings like browser favorites and history.

  1. Launch Charms by placing the cursor to the top right hand or bottom left hand corner
    • Note: Shortcut to Charms is <Windows> key + C. 
  2. Select Settings. 
  3. Select PC settings.
  4. Select Users. 
  5. Select Add a user.

  6. Input your Microsoft email address. Select Sign up for a new email address if you do not have a Microsoft email account.
  7. Select Next.
  8. Select Finish.
  9. The Microsoft Account is now setup. Please restart the computer in order to log in.