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HOW TO: Create a Microsoft Account for Windows 8

Description: How to create a Microsoft Account and how to input it in Windows 8.

  1.  Navigate to http://login.live.com. Click Sign up now.

  2. Fill out all requested information.

  3. Once submitted, an activation email will be sent to the email provided, click the Verify box.

  4. Once verified, the account can now be used to login to Windows 8. To do this: Access the Charms Bar by moving the cursor into the top right corner. Click Settings.

  5. Click Change PC Settings.

  6. In the Users tab, click Connect to a Microsoft Account.

  7. Select the settings desired to link with the Microsoft account, and then click Next.

  8. Enter the Email used to register the Microsoft Account. Click Next.

  9. Enter the Password associated with your Microsoft Account. Click Next.

  10. Enter any additional security information Windows asks for. Click Next.

  11. Click Finish. The computer is now associated with the specified Microsoft Account.

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