If you have an online account, such as an e-mail account, you can link that account with your Windows user account.

Linking these accounts provides the following benefits:

People can share files with you on a homegroup using your online ID instead of having to create a Widows user account for you on their computer.

You can use your online ID to access your information on other computers on a network, such as accessing files on a home computer from your work computer.

Linking your account is a two-part process. First, you need to add your online ID provider, and then you need to link your online ID with your Windows user account.

NoteTo use this feature, the computers that you want to use to share files must be part of a homegroup. For more information about homegroups, search for "homegroup" in Help and Support.

To add an online ID provider
Click to open User Accounts.
Click Link online IDs.
Click Add an online ID provider.
Select your online ID provider from the list and follow the instructions.

To link your online ID with your Windows user account
Click to open User Accounts.
Click Link online IDs.
Next to the online ID provider that you want to link your user account with, click Link Online ID.
Type your user name and password for the online ID and then click OK.