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Nokia Lumia 2520

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How to activate a Microsoft account on your tablet

A Microsoft account gives you access to several services on your tablet such as Hotmail, Windows Phone Store and SkyDrive. Remember, you need to set up your tablet for Internet. If you don't have a Microsoft account, you can set one up on your tablet.

Step 1 of 9

Slide your finger left on the display starting from the right edge of your tablet.
Press Settings.

Step 2 of 9

Press Change PC settings.

Step 3 of 9

Press Accounts.

Step 4 of 9

Press Your account.

Step 5 of 9

Press Connect to a Microsoft account.

Step 6 of 9

Press someone@example.com and key in the e-mail address for your Microsoft account.

Step 7 of 9

Press Password and key in the password for your Microsoft account.

Step 8 of 9

Press Next.
Follow the instructions on the display to finish the activation.

Step 9 of 9

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.

1. Find "Connect to a Microsoft account"

Slide your finger left on the display starting from the right edge of your tablet.
Press Settings.
Press Change PC settings.
Press Accounts.
Press Your account.
Press Connect to a Microsoft account.

2. Activate your Microsoft account

Press someone@example.com and key in the e-mail address for your Microsoft account.
Press Password and key in the password for your Microsoft account.
Press Next.
Follow the instructions on the display to finish the activation.

3. Return to the Home screen

Press the Home key to end the session and return to the Home screen.