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Security, Sign-in and Accounts
All about user accounts on your Surface
Learn about user accounts, Microsoft accounts, and how to switch between different accounts on your Surface.
Switch your Surface local account to a Microsoft account
Learn how to switch your Surface local account to a Microsoft account to enjoy the best cloud-connected experience.
Using the desktop
Learn how to pin apps to the desktop taskbar, close or minimize Windows apps with a mouse click.
Recover a compromised Microsoft account Windows.com
We can help you recover your account, and help prevent it from being hacked again.
Security checklist for Windows Windows.com
Take advantage of all the ways you can help keep your PC safer and more secure with Windows.
Set up Family Safety Windows.com
Family Safety helps you set limits on your child's PC time, as well as the websites, apps, and games they can use (and when).
Protect your PC from viruses Windows.com
Find out about preventive steps you can take to help protect your PC from viruses and other threats.
When to trust a website Windows.com
Tips on how to tell if a website is safe.
Help protect your files with BitLocker Windows.com
BitLocker helps protect all the files on a drive from hackers, even if they've removed the drive and put in in a different PC.
Protect your PC
Learn about the built-in features you can use to keep your PC safer and more secure with Windows.
Sign in, sign out, and lock your Surface
Find out about your options for signing in and out of your Surface, including switching accounts and unlocking the screen.
Forgot your Surface password?
If you've forgetten your password for signing into Surface, here's help how to reset or retrieve it so you can sign in again.