How to: connect to a Microsoft Account in Windows 10
The first thing you need ensure is that you have a Microsoft Account. A Microsoft Account is defined by a Outlook.com, Live.com, Hotmail.com or MSN.com domains. If you have one of these, you are good to go.
Once you have satisfied that requirement, we are on to setting up our Microsoft Accounts.
If the Connect to a Microsoft account option does not work, try adding a Microsoft Account. Scroll down:
Click Add a Microsoft account
Enter your credentials
Click Sign in
Click Start > Settings
Under Your account click the link Connect to a Microsoft account
This will start the Microsoft Account wizard, follow the on screen instructions carefully.
Enter the current password for the local account you use to sign into Windows 10 then click Next
Wait while the wizard prepares to sign you into your Microsoft Account.
Enter your credentials for your Microsoft Account. Remember, a Microsoft Account is defined by a Outlook.com, Live.com, Hotmail.com or MSN.com domains. If you don't have one, utilize the wizard to create one.
Next, we need to verify the account and ensure it is the person really connecting this account. You have a number of options, which include an alternate email address or a phone number. If you can't do it right now, click the option, I can't do this right now. Once you have received your code, enter it and click Next.
In the above screen, I have entered the corresponding number that matches my phone number since this is the option I chose. Click Next.
Once everything has been setting, you are now ready, click Switch
Once complete, you are now connected. You can manage your settings and choose what you want to sync.