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As part of the recent November Update to Windows 10 5 Settings You Must Check After Windows 10 Fall Update 5 Settings You Must Check After Windows 10 Fall Update With every upgrade, Windows 10 introduces new options, changes user settings, and pushes its default apps. We show you how to revert the changes from the November Upgrade back to your own preferences. Read More , a new feature became available that lets you track your laptop wherever it goes. The next time you leave your laptop somewhere — or if someone steals it — you now have a way to get it back.

But before you can use it, you have to first enable it on your system.

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Launch the Settings app by searching for it in the Start Menu, and once launched, navigate to the Update & Security section. There you’ll find a subsection called Find My Device. (If you don’t see it, make sure you’re on Windows 10 version 1511 How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1511 Now How to Upgrade to Windows 10 Version 1511 Now Can't seem to install the Windows 10 Fall Update? It wouldn't be the Microsoft we know and love, if there wasn't some kind of screw-up along the line. Let us help! Read More .)

There are two things you have to do:

  1. Sign in with a Microsoft Account Create a Microsoft Account on Windows 10 Using Gmail or Yahoo! Create a Microsoft Account on Windows 10 Using Gmail or Yahoo! Here's how you can make a Microsoft account for Windows 10 without a Microsoft email address. Read More .
  2. Turn on location settings.

With those two prerequisites fulfilled, you should be able to enable the Find My Device setting by clicking on Change. While enabled, this feature periodically reports your device location to Microsoft.

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Finally, visit the My Microsoft Devices page to see the locations of all devices that have the Find My Device feature on.

Will you use this feature? Or is your privacy more important than the convenience? Let us know in the comments below!

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