Hello Tom, Windows Live ID
has been renamed and recognized as Microsoft account
instead now. Your Microsoft account is the combination of an email address and a password that you use to sign in to Windows 8 or services like Hotmail
, Windows Phone
, Xbox LIVE
, Office Live, and Outlook.com
Microsoft Account - Sign up for and Create Windows Live Sign-in Assistant
makes it easier to share documents, photos, and other files from Windows Live Essentials, and to switch from one Windows Live ID to another in Internet Explorer. Note that clicking “Download” means you agree to the Microsoft service agreement and privacy statement. Additional details below.
If you use Microsoft services, then I would recommend to create a Microsoft account and install the Sign-in Assistant to make it easier to use these services.
Hope this helps.