Windows 10 Tips – 2 to Start

Hook Up Your PC with Your Microsoft Console

Windows 10 is unique among operating systems. As well as PCs, the same core of the OS is used on tablets, smartphones and the Xbox. And it’s possible to hook up your PC with your Microsoft console.

First you need to open the Xbox app on your PC (to find it, type ‘xbox’ into the Cortana/search box bottom-left), select Connect, and it will automatically scan your home network for a compatible device. When you see the Xbox in question, select it and the pairing process will start.

After you’ve done this, files and other information will be shared between the two devices. It’s definitely something that’s worth doing if you own a Windows 10 PC and an Xbox.

After you’ve done this, files and other information will be shared between the two devices. It’s definitely something that’s worth doing if you own a Windows 10 PC and an Xbox.

Using Windows 10 On Multiple Devices

A Microsoft Account (which you can set up by heading to https://account.microsoft.com/accountlogin and following the instructions) effectively binds all of your devices together by syncing settings, apps, bookmarks, and everything else between different pieces of hardware.

If you’re wondering how to set up and sync the OS across all your devices, the process is simple – just login to each device with the same Microsoft Account. Then, in the Settings of each device, there will be a set of options concerning what gets shared and how. On your Windows 10 PC, you’ll find this under Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings – first you need to switch Sync Settings on (this is done in Settings), and then you can adjust what’s shared as appropriate.

About Sylvia the IT Lady

About Sylvia the IT Lady Sylvia has been working in the IT industry for 25 years. Provided support for users at the Calgary Airport, Calgary City Hall, Nortel, Law firm in Calgary, Law firm in Toronto, Software start-up company and a Bottling company. She began her career after the kids went to school working for an Electrical Contracting firm in Calgary, started on the reception desk ending up as HR manager. Times were changing so she decided to change careers to IT. Received her MSCE from a small technical college in Calgary, and the rest is history. As well as my MSCE she has earned CompTIA Server+, iNet+, Network+ and ITIL.v3. certifications. When she is not supporting companies and user, she can be found in the kitchen canning pickles to enter into local agricultural fairs, (winning several ribbons) preparing pies and quiches for the freezer, hiking in the summer, snowshoeing in the winter and making wine. Learning to play the piano as well. https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylviajandrews
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