How to Create a Microsoft Account

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This post shows students and new users steps to create a Microsoft online account to use with Windows 11 and other Microsoft services. Microsoft’s online account allows you to access Microsoft products and services with just one login across any device.

A Microsoft account is what you use to access many Microsoft devices and services, including signing into Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and more. You can manage and control your account from a single dashboard online as well.

From the online dashboard, you can change your password, update security information, and review your search and browsing history when you use a Microsoft account to sign into Windows or other devices.

With a Microsoft account, you can also protect and stay connected with your family, and find, lock, or erase lost or stolen Windows devices. There are lots of benefits to using Microsoft accounts to sign into your devices.

Below, we’ll go to show you how to create an account to use Windows and other services.

To get started with creating and using Microsoft, follow the steps below.

How to set up a Microsoft account

As mentioned above, a Microsoft account is an account used to access many popular Microsoft products and services. It can also be used to sign into Windows 11 and other services, including Skype, Teams, Outlook.com OneDrive, and more.

To create a Microsoft account, you’ll need to click the link below.

Microsoft | Create your account

Choose a username and password you would like to use with your account.

Type in the email address you want to use with the account.

Type in a password to use with the account and continue.

Type the date of birth and choose the country the user currently lives.

On the next screen, Microsoft will send a one-time code to the email address used during the signup. Go and get the code and confirm.

Once you confirm the code, the account should be created.

If the age chosen on the signup page is below 13, a parent or guardian will need to help finish setting up this account.

An adult account will not have to complete the steps below. If this is a child account, choose either option below to continue.

A parent account will be required to complete the next step. On the login page, type in a parent Microsoft account to add the child account.

Once you confirm the parent account, you will then be allowed to set up a Family Safety – where you can manage and enable parental controls.

That should do it! You have successfully created a Microsoft account.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to create a Microsoft account to use with Windows and other devices. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.