Find My Device. Attantion: For lost or stolen laptops or tablet, activate Find My Device features only after reading the entire article. Enable this features at your own risk! Because:
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.
Quick tip: If multiple users or administrators use a computer, laptop, or tablet, they can change the tracking feature.
DON'T ACTIVATE If you only use at home, your laptop, tablet, because every time, after starting, you require a login password or PIN. It can be annoying after a while.
ACTIVATE If you use the appliance not only at home, and you are at risk of losing or stealing.
It works only if:
However, it works even if the lost or stolen device is not connected to the Internet.
But it does not work:
Quick tip: You can access it from another computer over the Internet to access your Microsoft account, where you can see the current status of your device.
Activate Find My Device: 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:
Here I stopped because Microsoft has registered automatically the used computer number. There was no need to introduce additional data.
Quick tip: The PIN is more secure than a password. It complicates the work of hackers a lot, or even makes it impossible to access PC. Password cracking is not an obstacle unless it is very complex.
Here we see a local map, marked with a blue circle, the current location of laptop or tablet registered.
1.) Activate Find My Device: 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.
2.) Return to your laptop or tablet Desktop: Click with the left mouse button on the Start Menu, on Taskbar.
3.) Here on Settings link.
4.) In the new window, click on Updates and Security.
5.) In the new window, on the Find my device link.
6.) In Administrator window, click on Sign in with a Microsoft account.
7.) In next window, Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
8.) In the window Connect your accounts 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.
9.) Close all windows.
11.) Sign in with your Microsoft account.
12.) Click on right side, 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:
Under the link Rename PC you can enter a different name. Windows accepts any name, but the effect will change only after rebooting.
But removing your Microsoft account on laptop or tablet NOT EASY. There are two possibilities:
The first possibility: Restore to factory settings (reset). 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: