Returning items you bought from Microsoft Store for exchange or refund
Items that may be eligible for a return, refund, or exchange include physical goods like a Surface, Xbox controller, virtual reality headset, or packaged software. Digital gift cards and service/subscription cards may also be eligible for return (see Microsoft gift card terms and conditions ). Digital goods like apps, games, add-on content ...
Applies To: Microsoft account dashboard
Microsoft account security info & verification codes
Security info confirms your identity. Security info is an alternate contact email address or phone number that you add to your account. If you forget your password, or if someone else is trying to take over your account, we send a verification code to that alternate email or phone number. When you give the code back to us, we know that you’re ...
Applies To: Microsoft account dashboard
Account has been locked
Microsoft accounts are usually locked if the account holder has violated our Microsoft Services Agreement. Here are some common reasons why accounts are locked, though not all account locks occur for these reasons: Malware, phishing, and other harmful activities. Microsoft forbids the use of our services for: Malware: Sending intentionally ...
Create and add an email signature in
Sign in to and select Settings > View all Outlook settings at the top of the page. Select Mail > Compose and reply. Under Email signature, type your signature and use the available formatting options to change its appearance. Note: You can have only one signature per account. If you want your signature to appear at the bottom of all ...
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Change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge
Keeping Bing as your default search engine provides an enhanced search experience in the new Microsoft Edge , including direct links to Windows apps, relevant suggestions from your organization if you’re signed in with a work or school account, and instant answers to questions about Windows.However, you can change the default search engine to any site that uses OpenSearch technology.
Something went wrong and Outlook couldn't set up your account
To work around this issue if the web service provider or web hosting provider is unable to resolve it, take the following action: Create Outlook registry keys to exclude the Last Known Good settings, HTTPS root domain, and the SRV record as detailed below. Once the registry entries are in place, restart Outlook and try to add the account or ...
Applies To: Outlook for Microsoft 365,
Update to the new Microsoft Edge
Make sure you have administrator privileges on your device and do the following: Go to the Microsoft Edge web page to download and install Microsoft Edge on your Windows, macOS, iOS, or Android device. When prompted, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?, select Yes.
Add a printer or scanner in Windows
To connect a wireless printer, follow these steps: Select Start > Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Printers & scanners . Next to Add a printer or scanner, select Add device. Wait for it to find nearby printers, then locate the one you want to use, and select Add device. If you want to remove the printer later, select it, and then select Remove.
Defragment your Windows 10 PC
Windows 10. Optimizing your drives can help your PC run smoother and boot up faster. To optimize them: Select the search bar on the taskbar and enter defrag. Select Defragment and Optimize Drives. Select the disk drive you want to optimize. Select the Optimize button. SUBSCRIBE RSS FEEDS.
How to check if your device meets Windows 11 system requirements after ...
Press Windows logo key + S or select Search, type task scheduler, and select Task Scheduler from the list of results. Using the left navigation pane, navigate to \Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience. Right-click (or press and hold) on the task called Microsoft Compatibility Appraiser, then select Run. Wait until the task is complete (it ...