You can sign in to your computer using a Microsoft account or a Local account. Whether you log into Windows 10 for the first time, try to access some applications or simply try to change settings, you will eventually see a similar screen as shown here.
You need a Microsoft account to access many features of Windows.
Although Microsoft accounts make Windows easier to use, each account type has different requirements:
- Local account: This account works well for people using traditional Windows programs on Windows desktops. However, local account holders can not archive files on OneDrive. They also can not run many popular applications currently bundled with Windows, including the Mail, People, and Calendar apps. They also can not download apps from the Windows Store.
- Microsoft Account: Mandatory access to many Microsoft services, which only include email addresses and passwords. Microsoft account holders can store files on the Internet with OneDrive, download applications from the Windows Store, and run applications that come with Windows, including the Mail and Calendar applications.
You can sign in with your Microsoft account in one of two ways, organized in a simple way:
- Use an existing Microsoft account. If you already have an account with Hotmail, MSN, Xbox Live, Outlook. com, or Windows Messenger, you already have a Microsoft account and password. Enter the email address and password on the display, and then click on Sign In.
- Sign up for a new Microsoft account. Click on Create one! , is shown in the figure and Microsoft takes you to a web page where you can create your own Microsoft account. You can use any email address for your Microsoft account. You just enter the email address, create a new password to go along with it and mix: You have created a Microsoft account.
If you log on to Windows on a computer for the first time and do not want a Microsoft account, click on Skip This Step at the bottom of the screen, to the left. On the next screen, Windows 10 reinforces you through creating Local accounts, limited to your own computer.
But until you log on with your Microsoft account, the mag screen displayed will haunt you when you try to access Windows features that require a Microsoft account.
When you first sign in to your new account, Windows may ask if you want to find your PC, device, and other content on your network. If you are using a home or work network, click the Yes button. (This allows you to print to a network of printers and even share files with other networked computers.) If you connect to a public network, be it at a hotel, coffee shop or airport, click on the No button.