At the end of the download and install process, the Windows Live installer will ask if you have a Windows Live ID:
If you happen already to have a Windows Live Hotmail account, you already have a Windows Live ID—it's your Hotmail e-mail address. If you don't already have a Windows Live ID, you'll need one to take full advantage of the Windows Live programs and services . (You can use Windows Live Mail and Windows Live Photo Gallery, with reduced functionality, without a Windows Live ID, but the programs will annoy you with repeated signup entreaties .) If you need a Windows Live ID, click Sign Up . Otherwise, click Close.
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