When you installed Windows 10 you may have created and signed in with a local account. You can sign in with a Microsoft account with the steps in this guide.
To access certain Microsoft services like Apps, Insider program, etc you need to sign in with a Microsoft account.
Steps to Sign in with a Microsoft account on Windows 10
1Login to Windows 10 with your current local account.
2Then right-click Start menu and click Settings.
3At Windows Settings, scroll down, locate and click Accounts.
4The last step will open Your Account info page. Click Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
5Wait for Microsoft Sign screen to display. If you already have a Microsoft account, enter it below. Then click Next.
6If the account you entered earlier is valid, you will be prompted to enter the password. Type the password. Then click Sign in.
7Before you sign in with a Microsoft account, you will then be required to enter the password for your current Windows login. Type the password and click Next.
When you click next, it will take a while for the process to display the next page. Wait…
8At the Create a PIN screen, click Next. Then wait for the next screen to be displayed.
9When the Set up a PIN screen displays, enter a PIN. Then retype it and click OK. Then wait for the PIN to be set up.
When the process is completed, you will sign in with a Microsoft account automatically. See the image below. My account now displays as a Microsoft account!
If you followed the steps in this guide, you will sign in with a Microsoft account to Windows 10.
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