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How to create a Zune account

Article ID: 928249

Article Last Modified on 11/19/2007


  • Zune software
  • Zune Live
  • Zune Digital Media Player


This article describes how to create a new Zune account.


A Zune account provides access to the Zune social community. A Zune account also provides the ability to purchase and to download content in the Zune Marketplace. There are two ways to create a Zune account.

To create a Zune account by using the Zune software, follow these steps:

  1. Start the Zune software.
  2. Click Sign In.
  3. If you have a Windows Live ID that you want to associate with your Zune account, type your Windows Live ID and password. Then click Sign In.

Note If you have an MSN account, a Hotmail account, an Xbox Live account, or an account, you already have a Windows Live ID. If you do not already have a Zune account, click Create new account.

  1. After the Zune Account Creation screen appears, follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

To create a Zune account on, follow these steps:

  1. Open a Web browser, and then go to the following Zune Web site:
  2. Click Get Your Zune Card.
  3. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.

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