Fortunately, there are ways to track your Windows laptop and pinpoint its location on a map for easier retrieval — or for reporting to the authorities. Let’s go over how to track for Windows.
With Windows 10, Microsoft includes a Find My Device ability for devices using the operating system. Enable this feature to help track your laptop when it goes missing.
How to find your Windows laptop:
- Go to your Start menu and type in Settings, then select the Settings option that appears. Once there, look for the section that says Update & Security, and select this.
- Go to the sidebar menu and find the option that says Find My Device and select it. In the window that appears, look for the header that says Find My Device is ___ and see if it says on or off. If it says off, then select the Change button below to turn it on.
- Whenever you want to locate your laptop, go to the Microsoft account page and sign in with your account information. In the section that lists your devices, you will see an option on the right side that says Find my device. Select it to begin the process.
- Microsoft will now give you a map location for your device, and when it was last detected.