A. You can link online IDs with your normal Windows 7 user accounts:

  1. Start the User Accounts Control Panel applet.
  2. Click the Link online IDs action.
  3. In the online ID provider section, click the Link online ID link and enter your Live ID credential and click Sign in. If Live ID isn't a choice, you'll see a link that will let you add it.
  4. Link Live ID

  5. Click OK.
  6. The process might take a minute, but your credentials will now be linked.