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Everyday Computing with Windows 8.1 by Kevin Wilson

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Chapter    13

Creating a Microsoft Account

A Microsoft Account is an email address and a password that you use in Windows 8.1 enabling you to access OneDrive, Outlook.com, the family safety options (that will be discussed in Chapter 24), Xbox Live, a Windows Phone, Office 365, your email directly, and more. You can use the same account for all of your Microsoft Windows devices. The bottom line is that you want to create a Microsoft account.

It is wise to enter the email address you use for the things you use the most. It is likely you will give priority to your favorite email account (Windows Live, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.), but perhaps to the one used for your social networking sites. It is not necessary to have a Windows Live email address. ...

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