Creating a Microsoft Account

Take these steps to ensure you are creating a Microsoft account so you have access to Skype, OneDrive, and more services.

Getting started

After you create a Microsoft account, you'll be taken to the Microsoft account settings page. To use the features and services of your Microsoft account, such as OneDrive or Messenger, you will first need to access your profile page.

To access the profile page:

  1. Locate and select the profile icon in the top-right corner of the screen, then select Edit profile from the drop-down menu.


    Screenshot of Microsoft accountAccessing the profile page
  2. The profile page will appear. From here, you can access the toolbar, which will help you navigate Microsoft's online services.


    Screenshot of Microsoft accountThe profile page

To use the toolbar: