Make your tablet your own right from the start.

  1. Switch your tablet on.
  2. To set up and name your tablet, follow the instructions shown on the screen.
  3. Create your Microsoft account, or sign in with your existing username and password. With a Microsoft account, you can, for example, get apps from Store or access more Microsoft services, such as SkyDrive. You need an internet connection. If you don't have a data plan, data transmission costs may pile up quickly. For info about possible data costs, contact your network service provider. If you can't connect to the internet, you can create the account later.

    Forgot your password? You can request it to be sent to you in a mail or text message.

  4. Finally, create a username and, if you want, also a password for your local user profile on your tablet.

    You can create several Microsoft accounts, for different family members, for example. When creating an account, tap Add a child's account to create an account for your child, with added features such as Family Safety and reports about your child's PC activities.

    To change users, tap the username in the top right corner of the screen. Here you can also change the account picture, lock the tablet, or sign out.

To create a Microsoft account later, swipe in from the right of the screen, and tap charm settings iconSettings > Change PC settings > Accounts > Other accounts > add icon > Add an account. To create your account on the internet, go to