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Set up your tablet as “trusted.”

Whenever you create a Microsoft account on a new Windows 8 PC — and your tablet counts as a PC — Microsoft asks you to trust this PC. The words Trust This PC may appear on a menu on your tablet, or in an e-mail.

Microsoft wants to know if you trust this PC with your information. This security precaution ensures that you’re the one accessing the PC. Here’s how it works:

To verify your identity, Microsoft sends a secret code and a web address to the cellphone or e-mail address that you entered when first setting up your Microsoft account. When you receive the code, visit the listed web address and enter the code into the online confirmation box.

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