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What is a Microsoft account?

What is a Microsoft account?

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A Microsoft account (formerly known as a Windows Live ID) is a single email address and password you use to sign in to various Microsoft products and services. If you have a device that runs Windows 8 or Windows RT or you use a service like Hotmail, Outlook.com, or Xbox LIVE, you probably already have a Microsoft account.

Use your account to connect your device in the cloud—a virtual computing network of services and infrastructure that can be accessed from anywhere at any time. You can share content, buy and download apps from the Windows Store, and track your purchase history from Microsoft online.

For more information, see the frequently asked questions on the Help & How-to page and watch the Microsoft One Account video.

Get tips on how to create a strong password for your Microsoft account.

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  • I didn't finish signing into Microsoft account & now I can't sign in at all.

    It will either say my password is incorrect or I don't exist.  How can I start all over?

  • I am getting e-mails from microsoft about my acct. Need a new credit card #. Legit?

  • Is this safe and does it cost

  • Please help me how to activate my account on lovetime I'm never read the all message here I don't know how to reply if I'm not know what message sent to me?

  • I think someone may have used my account , please help me

  • two times while logged in to Hotmail & connected to www.animehere.com my pc sent emails to people on my friends list.  Each email had a different link to somewhere I have never been... BitDefender & Microsoft safety scanner found only cookies like fastclick, Rub, 207, Statcounter, WebTrends, etc....

  • Ever since I "upgraded" to IE10, nothing stays logged in.  Sometimes I have to log in five (5) times just to check my email.  Some days everything works fine, for a day, then back to all this garbage with having to sign in every couple of minutes.  This is utter crap Microsoft, what did you do?

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