Sync PC Settings with Microsoft Account in Windows 8

How to Sync PC Settings with Microsoft Account in Windows 8

June 24, 2014 1:34 pm / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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There are basically 4 ways to login – using default password of your Windows live account, using a PIN number, using a picture password and using a finger print scanner if you have one. You can select any one of these options as your login method. To be mentioned, to use your Windows Live account to log on to your Windows 8 PC can be a smart choice since it can automatically sync all your settings across computers over the cloud, including your internet history, application settings, shortcuts, password for services, etc.

This post features on how to sync PC settings with Microsoft account in Windows 8. Moreover, if you are a local account user of your Windows 8, you can convert it into Microsoft account for achieving it. Check in the following part.

How to Sync Windows 8 Settings via Microsoft Account?

First, you need to convert your local user account into a Microsoft account:

  • 1. Open Charms bar from the lower right-corner of your computer screen and choose Settings.
  • 2. Then, click on the More PC Settings option to open PC Settings:

    Note: You may not want to miss the information: Top 6 ways to open PC settings in Windows 8.1. Some of the ways can be used for Windows 8 user as well.

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  • 3. A window will show up on your computer screen. Choose Users and then Add a user option.

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  • 4. After clicking, you need to enter a Microsoft account email address and a password to create a Windows 8 user account connected with your Microsoft account. If you like to create a local account, just click on Don't want this user to sign in with a Microsoft account option. Click Next.

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  • 5. Click on Local Account and enter username and password along with the password hint. Then, click Next to create local account.

    Tips: If you forgot Windows 8 local account password, know how to quickly recover Windows 8 password here.
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Second, sync PC setting with Microsoft account in Windows 8.

After choosing Microsoft account instead of Local account, you will get the option to sync all your files in Windows 8 computer with the cloud.

  • 1. You will see an option Sync PC Settings under PC settings. Click on this option, it will show up several toggles for syncing your data and settings with your Microsoft Account.

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  • 2. Confirm the action of syncing account information with other system settings.

That's the step by step guide of how to synchronize Windows 8 pc settings with Microsoft account. There must be very clear to do. Plus, for features of Windows 8, click here to learn more info about Windows tips.

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