A Microsoft account gives you access to Microsoft products and services like Outlook, Office, Skype, OneDrive, Xbox Live, Bing, Store, Windows, or MSN. Here's how to set one up:

1. Go to https://account.microsoft.com/account/Account?refd=support.microsoft.com&ru=https%3A%2F%2Faccount.microsoft.com%2F%3Frefd%3Dsupport.microsoft.com&destrt=home-index

2. Select Create a Microsoft account

3. Enter the personal email address you want to use or create a new email address then select Next

4. Create a password and select Next

5. Enter the verification code sent to the email you used to create the account and select Next

6. Enter the CAPTCHA and select Next

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