What is a Microsoft ID (account)?
A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use to
sign in to Windows. You can use any email address, but it is best if you
choose the one you already use to communicate with friends and sign in
to your favorite websites. When you sign in to your PC with a Microsoft
account, you'll connect your PC to the people, files, and devices you care
Do I need one?
You do not need a Microsoft ID to use Windows 8, but it makes life easier
because you can sync data across different machines you sign in to using
a Microsoft ID.
How do I get one?
If you've already installed Windows 8 and didn't sign in with a Microsoft
account or you don't have a Microsoft account and want to get one, press
the Windows key + <C> and click Settings > Change PC settings >
Users > Switch to a Microsoft account, and follow the onscreen
How do I add a favorite to Internet Explorer?
Internet Explorer 10 doesn't have traditional favorites, instead you can pin
shortcuts to Start. Once you have the page open, right-click anywhere on
the page to open the menu at the bottom of the screen. Click Pin to Start.
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