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How Do I Get a SkyDrive® Account

September 11, 2012  |  Difficulty: Easy

how to create a Microsoft Live® ID and SkyDrive® account

SkyDrive® is an online storage space provided by Microsoft® that offers 25GB of free space for Windows Live® users. If you have a cell phone with a Windows® Phone, Android™ or iOS© operating system, or you just use the Microsoft® services, such as MSN® Messenger, you can use this cloud storage.

With just an Internet connection, you can access your data from almost anywhere and this service is just as functional as the well-known Dropbox®. Learn how to create a Microsoft Live® ID and SkyDrive® account to get your 25GB of online file storage for free.

Creating a SkyDrive® Account:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the Windows Live® SkyDrive® page.
  2. Click the “Sign In” link in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. Log in with your Live ID (skip steps 4 - 6) or create a new account.
  4. To create a new account, click the “Sign up” button.
  5. Use your existing email address or create a new one. Use the wizard to finish the Microsoft Live® ID account creation process.
  6. At the Live ID Sign in page, sign in with your Live account.
  7. In the main navigation, click the “SkyDrive > Get Started“.
  8. Click  the “Get SkyDrive“ button in the “FREE online file storage“ box.

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