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How to create a Microsoft account

microsoft It has become the owner and lord of the operating systems on PCs since the creation of Windows and, recently with Windows 10, it has interconnected many of its services, so we are going to tell you how to create a microsoft account so you can take advantage of its full potential.

Reasons to create a Microsoft account

Before deciding to create your Microsoft account, you may ask yourself if it is worth it, because these are the advantages that you could have:

  • Cloud storage. Thanks to this you can recover your data on any device connected to your account.
  • Customizable experiences. Windows will offer you program or application suggestions based on your preferences and tastes.
  • Secure payment details. Due to its firewall and various security systems, your personal and payment data will always be protected.

Types of Microsoft accounts

Depending on the use you are going to give your windows copyyou will need a certain type of account:

  • Personal account: It is the most common and is linked to an email and is valid for purely personal and private use.
  • Work or school account: This is a copy for companies, schools or educational centers, linked to the email of said organization.
  • third party account: Sometimes a company can offer you a Microsoft account to use its services, the problem with this type of account is that said provider can decide when to delete your data.

Create a Microsoft account easily

To start you must go to the official Microsoft website at this link.

  1. Once inside, enter a email or phone number to associate it with the account you are going to create.
  2. To continue, choose the password you prefer and click on «Following«.
  3. Now fill in your personal data with Name and surnameat the end of this step, they will ask you to add your Date of Birthit is very important that you put it correctly since they will ask you if you forget your access data.
  4. Later they will send you either an SMS or an email to confirm your email address, entering said code in the corresponding box. Press next to finish entering a captcha.

Register a new account with Windows 10

This operating system allows us to add an account quickly:

  1. Accede to Windows > Settings (on the cogwheel), or just type «setting» in the search bar.
  2. go to Accounts > Email and accounts and click on «Add a Microsoft account«.
  3. In the new window, click on «Don’t have an account? create a«.
  4. And follow the same steps that we have indicated at the beginning to create a Microsoft account.