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Windows 7: Access a Win 8.1 hotmail account on my Win 7 network.

19 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Access a Win 8.1 hotmail account on my Win 7 network.

Well here's the story. I have 4 Win7 systems and one Win 8.1. "which is logged in through a Hotmail account."From 8.1 I can access all the other systems. But from the other 4 Win 7 systems I cannot access the 8.1 system! I know the credentials are right but still no access.. This is simple I know it is but I just can't see it. I know this has to be a web access issue too. Help....

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20 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

I`m assuming the W7 PC`s and the W8 PC are all on the same Homegroup ? Did you double check this ?

Hotmail is not a W8 program persay, you should be able to look at it on your W7 PC`s.

I personally would not use any MS email services. Not when you can use your ISP program if they have one, Yahoo, Gmail etc

Formerly called Hotmail (Windows Live Hotmail) is one of the most popular free online email services, provided by Microsoft. Hotmail is a Webmail service and users can access it from a Web browser anywhere in the world.
What happened to Hotmail?
In 2012 the Windows Live Hotmail service was renamed to The Sign In URL now redirects users to the main sign in page for all Microsoft accounts, including Store, OneDrive, MSN, Skype, and others.
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 Access a Win 8.1 hotmail account on my Win 7 network.

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