This publication shows students and new users the steps to create a Microsoft online account for use with Windows 11. The Microsoft online account allows you to access Microsoft products and services with just one login.

A Microsoft account is what you use to access many Microsoft devices and services, including signing into Skype,, OneDrive, and more. You can manage and control your account from a single online dashboard.

From the online control panel, you can change your password, update security information, review your search and browsing history when using Microsoft account to log into Windows or other devices.

With the Microsoft account, you can also protect and stay connected with your family, search, lock or erase lost or stolen Windows devices. There are many benefits to using Microsoft accounts to log into your devices.

To get started building and using Microsoft, follow the steps below.

How to set up a Microsoft account

As mentioned above, the Microsoft account is an account that is used to access many popular Microsoft products and services. It can also be used to sign in to Windows 11 and other services, including Skype, Teams,, OneDrive, and more.

To create a Microsoft account, you will need to click on the link below.

Microsoft | creat your account

Choose a username and password that you would like to use with your account.

create a microsoft account online

Enter your email address that you want to use with the account.

create email type microsoft account

Enter a password to use with the account and continue.

create microsoft account type password

Enter the date of birth and choose the country where the user currently lives.

create a microsoft account online

On the next screen, Microsoft will send a one-time code to the email address used during registration. Go find the code and confirm it.

Windows creates microsoft account confirmation code

Once you confirm the code, the account should be created.

Windows creates a microsoft child account

If the age chosen on the registration page is under 13, a parent or guardian will need to help finish setting up this account.

An adult account will not have to complete the steps below. If it is an account for children, please choose any of the following options to continue.

microsoft child account creation

A parent account will be required to complete the next step. On the sign in page, enter a primary Microsoft account to add the secondary account.

Once you confirm the main account, you can set up a Family safety – where you can manage and enable parental controls.

microsoft family security account

You should do that! You have successfully created a Microsoft account.


In this tutorial we have seen how to create a Microsoft account to use with Windows and other devices. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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