Is a Gmail account the same as a Microsoft account?
A Microsoft account is an email address and password that you use with Outlook.com, Hotmail, Office, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, and Windows.
When you create a Microsoft account, you can use any email address as the user name, including addresses from Outlook.com, Yahoo.
What is an example of a Microsoft account?
A Microsoft account (Formerly Windows Live ID) is the email address used along with a password to sign in to any Microsoft program or service such as Outlook.com, Hotmail, Messenger, OneDrive, Xbox LIVE, or Office Live. Some examples of Microsoft accounts end in @live, @hotmail, @outlook.com.
Can I find my Microsoft account with my gamertag?
You can find the Microsoft account associated with your Xbox LIVE account on your Xbox console. Here’s how: Sign in using your Xbox LIVE gamertag. Go to Settings and select Account.
How do I find out my Microsoft account name and password?
Find your Microsoft account using your security information:Look up your username using your security contact phone number or email address.Request a security code to be sent to the phone number or email you used.Enter the code and select Next.When you see the account you’re looking for, select Sign in.
Why do I keep getting a Microsoft account problem message?
Sometimes the You need to fix your Microsoft account message occurs because your identity isn’t verified on your PC. This mostly occurs if you’re using two-step verification, but you can fix it by following these steps: Open Settings app and go to Accounts > Your info. After doing that, click Verify.
Why would I have a Microsoft account?
A Microsoft account is required to install and activate Office versions 2013 or later, and Office 365 for home products. You might already have a Microsoft account if you use a service like Outlook.com, OneDrive, Xbox Live, or Skype; or if you purchased Office from the online Microsoft Store.