9 Useful Tips for Your New Windows 8 Device

Have you bought a new Windows 8 laptop and facing difficulty in configuring it? You may come across issues while configuring the new operating system (OS) if you are not familiar with this new OS. Microsoft account, lock screen, etc may appear different to you. Following are nine things that you must do just after switching on your brand new Windows 8 laptop, Notebook or PC.

  1. Create a Microsoft Account

What is known today as Microsoft Account was formally known as Windows Live ID. Microsoft account allows you to sync your Windows settings across all Windows 8-powered devices. A Microsoft account can be enabled by an email address and password.

Perform the below mentioned steps to create your Microsoft account:

  • Open the http://bit.ly/UIpiSu
  • Enter the required information
  • Use any valid email address of yours
  1. Use a strong password

Having a Microsoft account is important because it will let you connect automatically to the cloud and thus you will be able to see all your friends’ contact info and status updates. Besides, you will be able to perform various other activities such as accessing the files of SkyDrive, Flicker and Facebook. You will also be able to sync System settings such as desktop themes, browser favorites, language preferences, history, apps and with any machine that runs on Windows 8.

  1. Set Up your Lock Screen

Now with Windows 8, you can make your lock screen more security oriented. Unlike the traditional text password, the new Microsoft OS has “Password Pictures.” As predictable by name, this password is a picture from Windows 8 Pictures folder. You have to choose, which picture you want to use as the password picture. Once you’ve selected, you can use any combination of straight lines, circles, tapes etc to create a geometric password.

  • To set up a picture password
  • Search for “picture password” on the Start screen
  • Under Sign-in Options, click “Create a Picture Password”
  • Select one of your…

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