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Windows 8

How to setup & sync a Microsoft Account in Windows 8

[Video Tip Inside] This post will help you in setting up a Microsoft Account in your Windows 8 PC. Microsoft account has a lot of benefits over the conventional local account. With Microsoft Account you can download and use applications from Microsoft store, you can also sync your settings across windows 8 based devices that have the same Microsoft account setup in them. By syncing your devices you can have the same look & feel of all your Windows 8 based devices whether it is a Desktop PC at home, work, your laptop or even a tablet.

Let’s checkout this video and then learn more about this:

Setup and sync a Microsoft Account

 

Hope you liked the video, below is the step by step process that shows how to setup and sync a Microsoft account in Windows 8:

  • Make sure that you are connected to the Internet
  • Go to the start screen & type user account
  • Click on settings from the right pane
  • Click on create an account

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  • Now,
  • Click on Add a user account

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  • Enter your Microsoft based email account here ( Hotmail, live. msn , outlook.com )
  • Click on next
  • If, You do not have a Microsoft Account,
  • You can click on Sign up for a new account and enter you current email address to make that email address your Microsoft Account

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  • After entering the required information click on Next
  • This process might take a few minutes to complete
  • Click on Finish
  • Now,
  • Go to the start menu
  • Click on your user name from the Top right corner
  • Click on Sign out
  • Sign in with your Microsoft Account

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  • After signing in,
  • Go to the start screen
  • Type users
  • Select users from the listed options
  • Here, Turn on Sync settings on this PC
  • Change the other options according to your like and feel.

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Windows 8

Video Tip : How to use start & Devices Charm in Windows 8

This Video tip explains the Start & Devices charms in Windows 8. Charms in Windows 8 are a new & intelligent way to interact with your PC. Whether you are using a touch based devices or a conventional keyboard / mouse setup, Charms are always useful. I have already explained the search & share charm in my previous videos. Watch the video & then read the detailed explanation that follows:

Using Start and devices charm in Windows 8

 

Start Charm

The start charm can be used to get to the start screen from anywhere. Or if you are already at the start screen, pressing the start charm will take you to any opened app or desktop. A great tool for multitasking.

Devices Charm

The devices charm can be used to access your installed devices from any opened application. These devices are displayed according the application and it’s compatibility with the device.