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How To Create a Google Account


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Creating an account with Google is an easy task that will allow you to explore some of the features Google offers such as using the iGoogle personalized start page on multiple computers.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Direct your browser to Google.com

  2. Verify that you are on the classic Google page and not the iGoogle page. The classic Google page will simply say "Google" while the iGoogle page will say "iGoogle". If you are on the iGoogle page, you can switch to the class page by clicking on "Classic Home" on the upper right hand corner of the screen.

    You can create an account from either the classic Google page or the iGoogle page, but the screens will be a little different if you create the account through iGoogle.

  3. Click on the "Sign in" link on the upper right hand corner of the page.

  4. In the middle of the page, there is a link labeled "create one for free." Click on this link.

  5. Fill in your email address, password, location, and the word verification. Your password must be at least eight letters. The best passwords use both letters and numbers. Click on "I accept. Create my account" when you are done.

  6. Google will send an email to the address you provided to verify your account. It may take a few minutes to receive the email. When you receive it, simply click on the link provided and your Google account will be verified.

  7. Enjoy your new Google account!

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