Connecting your Microsoft account to your domain account

You can connect your Microsoft account to your domain account and sync your settings and preferences between them. For example, if you use a domain account in the workplace, you can connect your Microsoft account to it and see the same desktop background, app settings, browser history and favourites, and other Microsoft account settings that you see on your home PC. You'll also be able to use Microsoft account services from your domain PC without signing in to them individually.

To connect your Microsoft account

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the top-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)

  2. Tap or click Users.

  3. Tap or click Connect your Microsoft account.

  4. Select the settings from your Microsoft account that you want to sync with your domain account, then tap or click Next.

  5. Enter the email address you use as your Microsoft account, then tap or click Next.

    If you don't already have a Microsoft account, tap or click Sign up for a new email address, then follow the instructions.

  6. Enter the password for your Microsoft account, then tap or click Next.

  7. Add your security verification info, tap or click Next, then tap or click Finish.

Notes

  • Your domain account or Group Policy settings might not allow you to connect a Microsoft account or sync some settings. For more information, check with your system administrator.

  • You can disconnect your Microsoft account from your domain account whenever you want. In PC settings, go to Users, tap or click Disconnect, then tap or click Finish.

  • For more information about setting up a user account, see Creating a user account or Which user account is right for me?

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