A Live.com login gives you unhindered access to the online world of Microsoft. Not only can you use the software giant’s flagship email service through the facility, but also you will be able to access the entire suite of their internet and cloud based services including, their calendar, messenger, one drive and online office. The registration process is so simple that it sure does invite a user to quickly open an account and enjoy the best of what Microsoft has to offer.
In fact, Windows 8 has a built-in integration for Live.com login ID. Through this feature, you could use your email account and Microsoft products on all of your Windows 8 devices. Additionally, the login details can be set up on the PC and other devices that will eliminate the need for signing in every time you want to use a Live service. Also, you will be able to sign in to apps that use Windows Live ID for authentication.
Registering an account with Windows Live!
Like with any other free email service, for Hotmail Live, you will need to provide an alternate email Id, phone number and your personal information for registration. The email ID and phone number are requested as security measures to protect the account and to ensure that the user gets access to his dashboard in case the Live.com login details are forgotten or lost. If you are ready with this information, registration will take a mere few minutes.
Step 1: To access the registration form, visit Go to https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?lic=1. The page is divided into two parts with the first designed to capture personal information about the account holder. You will have to start the process by providing your first and last name. Of course, you could use a pseudonym here or even the name of your business.
Step 2: In the next field, you will be asked to type in the desired username. Remember that given the millions of current account holders, you may not always get your first choice. However, the system will tell you if the handle picked by you is already in use. Typically, using a combination of alphabets and numbers such as a birth date, year or lucky number and your name or initials should get you the ID.
Step 3: The system does not assign the password; it is chosen by the user. This is an 8 character alphanumeric code which can also include symbols like the “_”. The password is case sensitive, so make sure that you remember the alphabets as you have entered them.
Step 4: Complete the form by providing additional, personal data such as your country, zip code, birth date and gender.
Step 5: In the next part of the form, you will have to provide your phone number along with the country code. This is an optional requirement but one that is highly recommended.
Step 6: Also, you will need to furnish an alternate email ID. Ensure that the address you provide is of a working and accessible account.
Step 7: In the concluding part of the process, complete the Captcha quiz and choose whether you want to receive promotional material and messages from MSN before clicking on the “create account” button.
Once you have your username and password in hand, you can log in to your Live.com account from anywhere and any device. For Live.com login on PCs, go to https://login.live.com/login.srf. In the sign in form, insert your username and password and click on “sign in”. You can choose to have your sign in information stored in the device by checking the options that says “Keep me signed in”.
For mobile log in point the browser of your phone to https://mail.live.com/m/ and use your Live.com login details as you normally do. It is also possible to download the Windows Live app for various smart phones. You can download the app at http://windows-live-mobile-client.en.softonic.com/windowsmobile.
Recovering your Live.com login password
There are times when people are handling multiple email accounts and it becomes easy to forget the password or username linked to one of the ID’s. Fortunately for Live.com login, recovering the password can be a breeze if you have the verification email Id and/or phone number. To get your password back, follow the steps below:
Step 1: On the page where you sign in https://login.live.com/login.srf, right below the button for logging in, you will find a link that says “can’t access your account”. Click on this.
Step 2: On the next page, you will be asked to pick the issue you are facing from a list. Check the option that reads “I forgot my password”
Step 3: Click on “next” and on the upcoming page, you will be told to provide your username. Type this in and complete the Captcha before clicking on “next”.
Step 4: If you have provided your phone number as well as your email account at the time of registration, you will be asked to choose your verification method. If not, by default a password recovery mail will be sent to the alternate email ID furnished by you.
Step 5: It is also possible to receive a password recovery code through SMS, but this is only possible if you have furnished your phone number when opening your account.
Step 6: For email authentication, click on the link to access the dashboard. For phone verification, insert the security code into the appropriate field and you will be ushered into the member’s area.