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“Windows Live ID” is Transitioning to “Microsoft Account”

“Windows Live ID” is Transitioning to “Microsoft Account”

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Beginning on Friday, July 20th, Live ID began its transition to Microsoft Account.  At a high level, this is primarily a name change from Windows Live ID to Microsoft account.  The sign-in page for Windows Live ID will be updated and adopt the new name.  However, this will not change how you sign in to your services, as you will use the same email and password. 

This will be a transition that happens over time as content references across the Microsoft.com network (and on external sites) abound.  There will be a link on the sign-in page which explains this name change and references that you may see both names for a while, but they are one in the same.

To reference the name change, please click here.

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  • when signing up for a free hotmail account the wrong country keeps popping up no matter hoe many times you change it to canada or united states [english ] uk or united kingdom keeps popping up and your e- mail is something like this  .co.uk and i want english>.which would give me @hotmail.com

  • A good place to get help is Microsoft Answers...

    answers.microsoft.com/.../hotmail

  • This will be a transition that happens over time as content references across the Microsoft.com network (and on external sites) abound.  There will be a link on the sign-in page which explains this name change and references that you may see both names for a while, but they are one in the same.

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