How To Activate a New Microsoft Account

How To Activate a New Microsoft Account

What is Microsoft Account?

A Microsoft account is what you use to access many Microsoft devices and services. It’s the account that you use to sign in to Skype,, OneDrive and Windows Phone – and it means your files, photos, contacts and settings can follow you securely to any device.

How To Activate a New Microsoft Account

Go to Microsoft’s website and sign in with your account. Look for “My Account” or “Services & subscriptions”. Click on the “Activate” button for Office. On the activation page, choose “Activate without a product key”.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t Microsoft let me activate my account?

You might see this error if the product key has already been used on another device, or it’s being used on more devices than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. To fix the problem, buy a product key for each one of your devices to activate Windows on them.

Do I need to activate Microsoft?

The answer to this question depends on the version of Microsoft Office that you have. Generally speaking, if you have Office 365, you will need to activate it in order to use it. With Office 365, you’ll need to sign in with your Microsoft account and provide credentials to activate it.

How do I create a Microsoft account with Gmail?

Here’s how to create a Microsoft account with Gmail:

  1. Go to the official Microsoft website.
  2. Click “Sign In” or “Create Account”.
  3. Select “Use Email Address” or “Get New Email”.
  4. Enter your Gmail address.
  5. Create a strong password.
  6. Provide your name and date of birth.
  7. Complete any verification steps.

How do I fix my Microsoft account problem?

I can’t sign in to my Microsoft account

  1. Select Reset password below.
  2. Enter the email address, phone number, or Skype name you use to sign in then select Next.
  3. We’ll ask where you’d like to get your verification code and select Next.
  4. Type the requested information and select Send code.

What is Microsoft activation?

Activation helps verify that your copy of Windows is genuine and hasn’t been used on more devices than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow. There are three methods to which you can activate your product: Online via the internet, by telephone using our automated systems, and by a live support advocate.

Why use a Microsoft account?

What is a Microsoft account used for? You need a Microsoft account to sign in to your Windows pc, Xbox console, or any of Microsoft’s products and services, including Office,, OneDrive, Xbox Live, Microsoft 365, Family Safety, Skype, Bing, Microsoft Store and MSN.

Can you add money to Microsoft account?

To add money to your Microsoft account balance, you’ll need to redeem a Microsoft gift card on the Redeem page. The full amount will be added to your Microsoft account and can be used to buy movies, games, in-app purchases, and physical goods.

Do you need money for a Microsoft account?

There are no fees for having a Microsoft account, putting money into it, or using it to buy stuff from us.

Can I send money from my Microsoft account?

It is not possible, once funds are in your Microsoft account, the only way to remove them is by making a purchase.

Can I send someone money from my Microsoft account?

Transferring Money from one Microsoft Account to another is not allowed. For other limitations on using Money in your Microsoft Account, you can click on this link. If you have other questions, feel free to post in the Answers Community.