This is some of the settings I use.
If you don't sign-in to WLM I suggest you start doing so.
I sign-in with the same Hotmail address on both my computers. The first time its done, the Hotmail account gets added. I then wait till all folders have been downloaded, add my Gmail account then delete the Hotmail account.
This way, all my contacts are syncronised, as are the 'Safe' & 'Blocked' sender's list. Plus a few other good features.