Set Up a Microsoft Account on Any Device With Your Web Browser

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Hi, you're watching VisiHow and today we're going to show you how to set up a Microsoft account for anyone. This means if you're using an Apple computer, an iPhone, a Macbook, a Linux machine - it doesn't matter. Anything that you're using you can go and set up a Microsoft account for yourself.

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    The first thing you need to do is go up to the website login.live.com.
    That is going to take you to this webpage, where you will be able to set up an account.
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    What you are going to do is go past the section on the right, and click on "Don't have a Microsoft account?
    Sign up now."
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    That is going to open up a webpage with a whole bunch of stuff in the address bar, which is why we didn't just tell you go to here in the first place.
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    You will need to put in your first name, your last name, an email address, password, and just some basic details about you.
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    One of the catches here is that they will ask you for a phone number.
    If you don't give them a phone number, you're usually not going to get an account set up. That can complicate things for you a bit, but that's how Microsoft works.
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    So let's go through this process.
    Let's get in our first name, last name, enter in an email address.
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    Here we can enter in our email address, or we can click to get a new address, and get ourselves an Outlook.com address if we want that instead of our regular email address.
    We'll go ahead and use our normal email.
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    Create a password.
    Note that your password has to have eight characters and it must contain at least two of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Enter the password again.
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    After that, enter the country or region, your zip code, birth date, and gender.
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    Phone number helps us keep our account secure.
    We're going to put in a phone number here. We're going to hide this because honestly we don't want to get called by you guys at 4 in the morning when you need help with something. We do want to help you, we just don't want to wake up at 4 o'clock in the morning to do it. Make sure you leave us questions and comments and we'll be happy to help you though! So let's try it without entering a phone number and see what happens.
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    We have our captcha next.
    Uncheck "send me promotional offers" - no thank you!
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    Click "Create Account" and let's see what happens.
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    You will now see a confirmation message.
    It says:"We need to verify that this email address is yours. Before you can continue, you need to check your inbox for a message from the Microsoft account team. Follow the instructions in the mail to finish setting up your account." This means two things: 1. We actually did not need to have a phone number. That's nice. You used to have to have a phone number. 2. We're going to need to log into our Gmail account.
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    Once we've verified our email address, and now we are ready to go.
    You should see a message that says: "Thanks for verifying your email address. You can now get back to what you were doing." Let's go ahead and click on OK.
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    We are taken to the Microsoft welcome page.
    Here you can manage your account. This is the exact same window as you would be in if you had logged in from your Windows 8 computer. We now have another Visi account. We have our basic info, our payment and billing, phones, and our security and privacy. It's exactly the same as the other tutorial we had so I'm not going to go ahead and complete all that again. I will, however, make a video for how to delete a Microsoft account because we don't need this account.
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    Thanks for your time!
    Make sure you check our video for how to delete your Microsoft account if you ever intend to delete your account. Otherwise, enjoy the Microsoft services. We look forward to seeing you back on VisiHow and hope that you have a great day. Thanks very much!
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