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Home / 13 Oct 2014 / Updated: ---

Enable Find My Device. Attention:

1.) – For lost or stolen laptops or tablet, activate «Find My Device» features only after reading the entire article

2.) – Enable this features at your own risk! Because:

- A.) - Welcome screen can be unlocked only by password (can be annoying)

- B.) - If you delete after a while, the Windows operating system must be restored to Factory settings!

- C.) - Or even the whole Windows system needs to be full reinstall!

Microsoft recently pushed out the first major update for Windows 10 in November 2015, and introduced a useful tool for monitoring Windows 10, based on GPS to track and locate the remote laptop or tablet is lost or «stolen»

Please note: 1.) – If multiple people use your computer, you should give each person a separate user account, because each can change this tracking feature

Do not start if: 1.) – If you use your laptop, tablet, only at home, because every time, after starting, request login password or PIN. This can be annoying after a while

Turn on if: 1.) – If you use the machine not only at home, and is exposed to the risk of losing or stealing

» Important warnings

It works only if:

1.) - You have a Microsoft account where you registered

2.) - If you are connected to the internet through which you can see on a map the stolen or lost device

3.) - In Settings you have turned on Find My Device options

4.) - If you have an valid email address or PIN code

However, it works even if the lost or stolen device is not connected to the Internet. You can access it from another PC via internet, to enter the Microsoft account, where you can see the current state of the device

But not working:

1.) - If the device has been restored to factory settings

2.) - Windows 10 system has been deleted and has been installed another system

3.) - Subsequently site does not allow you to activate the feature (if it was stolen, lost)

» I have made so

Activate «Find My Device»:

1.) – On the Microsoft website I registered an account ...

I introduced an e-mail and password. The system automatically sends a notification e-mail to the address specified, so I opened the mailbox and have confirmed back, that this e-mail is really mine and nobody else wanted to register in my name

I returned to the Desktop on my laptop (or tablet) where:

1.) - I clicked with the left mouse button on the Start Menu, and after on Settings link

2.) - In the new window, I clicked on Update and Security, and on Find my Device link

3.) - In the next two windows I clicked first on Sign in with a Microsoft account, and after on Sign in with a Microsoft account instead

4.) - In the window appeared, I add an email address and password

Here I stopped because Microsoft has registered automatically the used computer number. There was no need to introduce additional data

After several windows still appear where you can configure PIN code or password that appears on the Welcome screen

The PIN code is more secure than a password. Complicating hackers work, or even make it impossible access to your PC. Password cracking is not an obstacle, unless it is very complex. Read more here ...

5.) - I closed all windows

6.) - In the Cortana browser (or another browser) I typed account.microsoft.com/devices

7.) - I logged into Microsoft account, and clicked on right, on the Find My Device

Here we see a local map, marked with a blue circle, the current location of laptop or tablet registered

8.) - It only took about 5 minutes

» More Details

Activate «Find My Device»:

1.) – On the Microsoft website register an account ...

Please enter a valid email address and a password to access. The system automatically sends a notification to the specified email address, then open the mailbox and confirm back to Microsoft, that this e-mail is valid and not somebody else wanted to register

Return to your laptop or tablet Desktop:

2.) - Click with the left mouse button on the Start Menu, on Taskbar

Taskbar

3.) – Here on Settings link

Settings link

4.) – In the new window, click on Updates and Security

Updates and Security

5.) – In the new window, on the Find my device link

Find my device

6.) – In Administrator window, click on Sign in with a Microsoft account

Sign in with a Microsoft account

7.) – In next window, Sign in with a Microsoft account instead

Sign in with a Microsoft account instead

8.) – In the window Connect your accounts enter your e-mail and password

enter your e-mail and password

Here can stop, because Microsoft automatically registers your device.

You do not need to enter additional data After several windows still appear where you can configure PIN code or password that appears on the Welcome screen

The PIN code is more secure than a password. Complicating hackers work, or even make it impossible access to your PC. Password cracking is not an obstacle, unless it is very complex. Read more ...

9.) – Close all windows

19.) – In your browser, enter: account.microsoft.com/devices

11.) – Sign in with your Microsoft account, and click on right, on the Find My Device

Here you can see a local map, marked with a blue circle, the current location of your laptop or tablet

» Change device name on Microsoft account

Choose another name if you'd like your device name registered automatically on the Microsoft Web site, you can easily rename

Do the following:

1.) – Click with the left mouse button in the Start Menu, on Taskbar

2.) – Here on the Settings link

3.) - In the new window, click on System (screen, notifications, applications, power)

4.) - In the next window, lower left, on the link About

Under the link Rename PC you can enter a different name. Windows accepts any name, but the effect will change only after rebooting

» To erase your device

Deleting a registered device on the Microsoft site is SIMPLE:

1.) – In your browser, enter: account.microsoft.com/devices

2.) – Sign in with your Microsoft account

3.) – After connecting, on the right, click on the Delete device

But removing your Microsoft account on laptop or tablet, NOT EASY:

» There are two possibilities:

A.) – First option: Restore to factory settings (reset)

1.) - To delete the device on Windows 10, the system must be set back to factory settings

This operation takes a long time and the settings must be made again, all programs installed again, the system reinstalled again

Do the following:

1.) – Click with the left mouse button in the Start Menu, on Taskbar

2.) – Here on the Settings link

3.) - In the new window, click Updates and Security

4.) - In the new window, button Recovery

5.) - Click Start

6.) - Follow the instructions on screen

B.) – Second option

1.) - Re-install Windows 10 operating system. Remember: Save your data on another drive. (This description is described for Windows 8.1, but it is valid for Windows 10) Description here …

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The site was launched in 2007. After termination of the support for the Windows '98, the site moved on web hosting webhosticon. The first descriptions were made for XP, however, following the cessation support Microsoft XP (Experience), Windows7 and Vista many descriptions were deleted. From 26 October 2012 more Windows 8 and 8.1 tips have been added, and in late 2014 October tips for Windows 10. Meanwhile, the facade of the site has changed twice, but in early 2016 with the spread of smart phones, tablets, has become important to turn the site into responsive «mobile-friendly». Current website design, optimized for mobile devices, was created in the first months of 2017

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