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Windows 7: Pointers on Microsoft's Hotmail phase-out

22 Feb 2013   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
Pointers on Microsoft's Hotmail phase-out

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Microsoft is moving all of its Hotmail users to Outlook.com by this summer. Here's what the hundreds of millions still using Hotmail need to know about the transition.

Read more at source:
Pointers on Microsoft's Hotmail phase-out | Microsoft - CNET News


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24 Feb 2013   #2
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I don't want to move... Metro as a whole is ugly as f***. Hotmail as it is is probably one of the best UI around. I'm making no move by myself. I will be FORCED.
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24 Feb 2013   #3
mavigozler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Does this mean that if we were only using Windows Live Messenger (connected via hotmail.com account), that we can uninstall all Windows Live products from our machines?
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24 Feb 2013   #4
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

MSN Messenger's getting killed off anyway, if you hadn't received the Post-It yet.
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24 Feb 2013   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i switched ages ago, there is very little difference to what you are used to, i find the UI clean and tidy.
the only similarity to the metro interface is the icons.
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24 Feb 2013   #6
mavigozler

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by King Arthur View Post
MSN Messenger's getting killed off anyway, if you hadn't received the Post-It yet.
Yes, I knew those using WLM were told to "merge" with Skype. I was already a Skype user too.

I would have both WLM and Skype clients connected simultaneously in the old configuration.

Very recently, I got a message on WLM that said there was a "version update."

When I clicked on the version update in WLM, a Skype update install ran and WLM disappeared entirely. It offered to log me into either a Microsoft account or in Skype.

From what I could see, no merge took place. In looking at the entire Skype interface (all menus and commands and Tools->Options) I can find nothing about managing the Skype and Microsoft accounts in a merged way or "open-simultaneously" way.

Is there something I am missing?
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24 Feb 2013   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

when you open skype look for the list of contact,s if the title messenger is there just above the list then click the dropdown arrow and select All from the list, you should then see all your contacts ,skype and messenger.
alternately you can switch between the two if you choose using the dropdown.

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edit: you can also click on your name and in the window that opens under the accounts section, click manage, this will take you to your skype account online there you can check that your Microsoft account is linked. there will be a link to click to change the setting.


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24 Feb 2013   #8
zephychan

Windows 7 Ultimate x86/32bit Build 7600
 
 

but still, I prefer hotmal above all email clients. hence, I like the @hotmail address itself actually.. I've been using hotmail for 9 years.. I hate this
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24 Feb 2013   #9
ShadowMario3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64 and Windows XP Professional SP3 x32 (Dual Boot)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zephychan View Post
but still, I prefer hotmal above all email clients. hence, I like the @hotmail address itself actually.. I've been using hotmail for 9 years.. I hate this
You still keep the @hotmail.com address. The look just changes. I switched over to Outlook over the past week, and I actually prefer its look compared to Hotmail. Also, it pretty much acts just like how Hotmail did, with a few different things here and there.
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25 Feb 2013   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The new interface is much cleaner and works very well. It's mind boggling that so many see "new" as "bad".
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