How To Properly Setup Your New Windows 8 Device


It’s Christmastime again and you know what that means: gadgets as gifts. Yep, tech is going to be big this year and many shoppers are looking to get their hands on one of the latest Windows devices—like a Surface Pro 2—either for themselves or for a family member. Why? Fun and productivity. Microsoft devices are the only way to play my all-time favorite gaming franchise: Halo (that would be Halo Spartan Assault for Windows 8 devices) and they also let you get some serious work done thanks to the Office suite. Plus, one of the best ways to browse and respond to email is on a tablet and if you’re on a Windows 8 device, you need to do yourself a favor and unlock your devices full potential using an account.

Yes, it’s no surprise that the best experience you can get on a Windows 8 device is through an official Microsoft account. From Windows to Xbox to—your Microsoft account is like a key that gives you access to all your Microsoft devices, apps and services. So here’s a guide to get your new device up and running—the right way.

When you first turn on your new Windows 8 device, it will ask you to sign-in with your Microsoft account. If you have ever used an Xbox, or Hotmail, SkyDrive, Skype, ...

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