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Microsoft Security

What is a Windows Live ID?

  • Eve Blakemore

A Windows Live ID is your e-mail address and a password that you choose. After you’ve signed up for a Windows Live ID, you can use it on Windows Live sites like Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Office Live, Xbox Live, and more.

To get tips on how to choose a strong password and how to help keep your Windows Live ID more secure, read Help protect your Windows Live ID.