How to Login with Microsoft Account in Windows 10

Windows 10 supports signing into your PC using Microsoft Account. You can use your Microsoft Account to synchronize your settings across multiple devices. Simply login to your Windows devices using the same Microsoft Account and the same settings will get applied to all of them.

First of all, you need to have a Microsoft Account. In case you don’t have Microsoft account, you can create one here. Once you are done, you can switch to Microsoft Account.

Login with Microsoft Account on Windows 10

Let’s start the process. Make sure you have already signed up for Microsoft account in advance. After you are ready with your Microsoft account, just follow these steps.

Step 1

Let’s start the process. First go to Start menu and click on Settings.

click on start and then click on settings

In Settings window, click on Accounts.

In settings click on accounts

Step 2

Here you will see details of your Local Account on the right side of the screen. You will see a link below your account description which allows you to “Sign in with a Microsoft account instead“. This link allows you to switch to Microsoft account on Windows 10, click on that.

under you account click on sign in with a microsoft account instead

The link will open in new windows where you can see Microsoft login page. Now, provide your Microsoft account credentials and click on Sign in button.

Sign in with microsoft account

It will ask for your local account’s password one last time. Enter your local user account’s password and click on Next button.

confirm your password one more time

Step 3

Your Microsoft Account’s password may be long. It will cause inconvenience while logging in. So, you can alternatively set a PIN for your Microsoft account. This way you won’t have troubles after you switch to Microsoft account on Windows 10. If you don’t want to set a PIN and continue using your Microsoft Account’s password, click on Skip this step link.

setup a pin or skip

Now your Microsoft Account is ready to be used on your PC. But before you start, you have to verify your identity. To do that, click on Verify link available under your Account in Account Settings as shown below.

click on verify to verify your identity

Step 4

After you click on Verify link, you will see a prompt to re-enter your Microsoft Account’s email id. Enter your Microsoft account details in the box provided and click Next.

verify your email and click next to get verification code

You will receive a verification code on your email account that you have used to switch to Microsoft account. Open the mail received from Microsoft and copy the verification code and paste it into the box provided on Account verification window. Click Next to continue.

enter the code you received

Step 5

You will see that verification link has disappeared from your account’s page. Now you can close Settings window.

Click on Start button and on the top of the Start menu, you will see your Microsoft Account name. You have successfully switched to Microsoft Account from Local Account.


Sign in using Microsoft Account in Windows 10

You have successfully signed in using Microsoft Account on your Windows 10 PC. Now you can enjoy Microsoft Sync service on your PC. You can always switch back to Local Account if you wish to. Hope you liked this tutorial. Feel free to write down your queries and suggestions in comments down below.

SEE ALSO:
1. How to Download Windows 10 ISO any version? or
2. How to Clean Install Windows 10? or
3. How to Upgrade to Windows 10?

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