Windows® 10 - Create a Microsoft® Account

Note Notes:

  • If your device isn't running Windows 10, refer to the Windows 8 instructions.
  • The following steps only apply if you signed in without a Microsoft account during the initial setup of your device and don't have an existing account to use.
  • The first Microsoft account to sign in is designated as the owner of the device. Any subsequent accounts that are used to sign in won't have owner privileges (the ability to change or modify users, etc.).


  1. From the Home screen, navigate: Settings Settings icon (located in the lower-left) > Accounts.
    Note If the Windows Settings options are not visible, tap or click the Settings Home icon Settings Home icon (located in the upper-left) to go to the Settings home page.
    Note Utilize the touchscreen (if available) or mouse to select on-screen options.
  2. Select Sign in with a Microsoft account instead (located on the right, below the Local Account name and info).
    Your email and accounts with Sign in with a Microsoft account instead
  3. From the No account section, select Create one.
    Sign in screen with Create one!
  4. Enter the required info (e.g., Name, email address, password, etc.) then select Next (located at the bottom).
    Note If presented, follow the remaining prompts to complete setup.