What is a Microsoft Account? Follow

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​"Microsoft account" is the new name for what used to be called a "Windows Live ID." Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to Microsoft services.

How to check if you have a Microsoft account

Outlook.com and Hotmail.com account holders will need to make sure their account is a proper "Microsoft Account" by logging in to http://microsoft.live.com. If you are successful in logging in, you have a current and valid Microsoft account. If not, Create One with whichever email address you prefer. Keep in mind that the only information you need to provide is your name and email address. All other information may be withheld.

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