Activating your Microsoft.com/Link account is easy and will unlock a range of benefits for you. Here are five simple steps to get you started with your activation process:
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Information
Before you can begin the activation process, make sure that you have all the necessary information handy. You’ll need to provide the following information to activate your account:
- The email address used to create the account
- Your full name and date of birth
- A valid credit or debit card number for payment processing
Step 2: Access the Activation Page
Once you have all of the necessary information, you can access the activation page from any internet browser. Go to Microsoft.com/link and click on “Activate Now” to proceed with your activation.
Step 3: Enter Your Information
On the activation page, enter your email address and full name as it appears on your identification documents, as well as your date of birth and payment method information, if applicable. Once all required fields are filled out, click “Submit” to continue with activation. Note that when entering payment information, use only a valid credit or debit card – prepaid cards are not accepted at this time.
Step 4: Validate Your Identity
After submitting your information, Microsoft’s automated system will request additional validation as needed to protect against fraudulent activity on its network and ensure data security for its users. Depending on what type of validation is requested by Microsoft, follow their instructions and do so as soon as possible for your account to be approved promptly.
Step 5: Check Email for Confirmation Message
Once you have completed identity validation (if necessary), Microsoft will send an email confirmation message containing further instructions about how to access and manage your new account on their network via Microsoft.com/link. Follow these instructions – usually involving clicking on an included link or typing a code into an online interface – to complete the activation process and begin using Microsoft’s services!