Windows 10 Tip: Enable Find My Device

Posted on November 17, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 with 0 Comments

Windows 10 Tip: Enable Find My Device

One of the neat things about Windows 10 is that it integrates some technologies that used to be available only to smart phone or tablet users. Key among these features is Find My Device, which can help you locate your PC if its lost or stolen.

Note: This tip is derived from my new e-book, Windows 10 Field Guide, which is now available for purchase from LeanPub.

Find My Device is located in Settings (WINKEY + I), Update & Security, Find My Device.


It’s off by default. So if you think you may want to use Find My Device, click the Change button to enable it. When you do so, the location of your device is saved to OneDrive from time to time.

You can view the location of this and your other devices on the Microsoft Accounts web site at And who knows? Maybe someday this will help you thwart a thief.



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