One advantage of connecting your device to your Microsoft account is that it saves you from losing your data in case you forget your PC password. For example, connecting your PC to your account allows you to reset your password without losing any data. If you recently purchased a new Windows computer and want to link it to your Microsoft account, you’ve come to the right place. Connecting your device to your Microsoft account makes it safer and simpler to access if an unexpected event occurs, such as forgetting your login password, and it also allows you to make regular backups.
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So how do you add your device to your Microsoft account? The following guide will show you how you can add multiple devices to your Microsoft account.
To begin, you should first go to your Microsoft Account dashboard. To access your devices Microsoft account dashboard, press the Windows key to open the Start menu then click on Settings.
Click on Accounts, on the right side click the Microsoft account you have your devices connected to and in the account drop-down select Manage.
Alternatively, to access the Microsoft account Manage settings, on the Windows Taskbar click on Microsoft Store.
In Microsoft store, click on Profile and from the drop-down select Manage account and devices.
On clicking the Mange button, you will be redirected to your Microsoft account login page on your default browser. Enter your account password and click the Sign in button.
On the Devices dashboard, click on Register device.
Then a popup will show up asking you to choose your device Location and to enter the Serial number for the device.
In case you are having trouble with your device serial number, Microsoft has added a helpful link to help you find this – click on the link that says, “Help me find my serial number,” and it will take you to a drop-down list of all the devices you might be using. Once this is complete, click on the box to accept their terms and conditions, and you’re ready to go.
Tick the “I accept the terms of the privacy statement” and click Confirm.
If your device was successfully added, you should see a pop up like the one above.
You now know how to add a device to your Microsoft account. If you have any questions concerning this process, please leave them in the comments section below.