Creating a Microsoft account
If you have a Hotmail account or any account that lets you use any other Microsoft service, like OneDrive or XBox Live, you already have a Microsoft account—just sign in with your existing account information.
To create a Microsoft account:
- Go to login.live.com. Locate and select Sign up now.
Clicking Sign up now
- The sign up form will appear. Follow the directions and enter the required information, such as your name, birth date, and gender.
Entering your information
- Review the Microsoft Services Agreement and privacy statement, then click Create account.
Clicking Create account
- Your Microsoft account is now created, and the account settings page will appear.
The Microsoft account settings page
Just like with any online service, it's important to choose a strong password—in other words, one that is difficult for someone else to guess. For more information, check out our Password Tips lesson.