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How to install Hotmail on 8.1?

By macx
Dec 6, 2015
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  1. I have been shown how to make Hotmail the default mail,
    but now it turns out it has to first be installed in order to do
    that and I can't find anything that shows how - first with
    simple step by step instructions for an 8.1 novice, and second
    without a whole bunch of unnecessary or confusing instructions
    that assume a quite a bit of 8.1 knowledge.

    This whole thing with 8.1 is so very unnecessarily confusing
    and complicated. No wonder so many people hate 8.1!!

    This is to help a 74 year old friend who was unfortunate enuf to
    have 8.1 on her very first computer she's ever used.

    Thanks much!
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Hotmail was bought out by Google, so punt on it. Instead use any browser to access gmail and just get a new account - - life will be simple :)
     
  3. macx

    macx TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 712

    And this helps me how?

    What you are telling me to do, without telling me how, is what I was asking.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    The significance is there's NOTHING to install at all :) Your browser access to gmail.com is all you need.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Posts: 6,589   +335

    Pardon me but I have a hotmail.com account which is also known as outlook.com . Simply type hotmail.com in your browser & log in.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2015
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    BRAVO!
     
  7. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,231   +200

    I'd see if you can upgrade her computer to Windows 10 which is free. That will be much easier to use than Windows 8.1. If you download the Microsoft media creation tool and let it handle the upgrade she will be running W10 after a few hours. The longer this is left the harder it will be for her to cope.
     

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