is the new name for Windows Live ID. You could use your @outlook.com
email address as a Microsoft account to sign in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1. You'll be able to access files and photos anywhere, sync settings
, and more.
If you are using a local account
in Windows 8
, then this will show you how to switch to a Microsoft account
using your Windows Live ID
email address to sign in to Windows 8
You must be signed in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.
For more information, see also:
Signing in to Windows 8 with a Windows Live ID - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs