What is a Windows Live ID?

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.

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »