And at that point, they'll have even less incentive to do so if it means shelling out 9 for the regular edition of Windows 10 and 9 for the Pro flavor.Sign in with or set up a Microsoft account Your first chance to set up a Microsoft account occurs during the Windows 10 setup.
To activate this feature on your account, you will first need to log in and update your account information with your mobile phone number.
Of course, the focus on security is self-serving: Google must prove the cloud is a secure place to store your information to convince enterprise users to ditch Microsoft Office for Google Apps, and all it takes is a few stories of account break-ins like Twitter’s to make those customers gun shy.
But when you think about it, Google knowing when someone’s logged into your account from an “unusual” location might make you feel more uncomfortable than safe.
Following the misfortune of the much-scorned Windows 8, Microsoft has been striving to coax people to jump to Windows 10, which is currently free for users of Windows 7 or 8.1.
That freebie, though, is scheduled to end on July 29, after which people will have to pay to upgrade.