Allan To save time and grief, I personally would just sign up with Outlook and create a new account.
If you use the same credentials as in the defunct Hotmail, it may (don't hold your breath) just find and link you to your old account to Outlook like it did when MS made the big switch? Good Luck!
I can't go to Outlook without re-directing to the same page that is giving me trouble. Virus? Glitch associated only with this unit? User error? I was able to go to Yahoo and get another page. I can probably generate a Yahoo email but don't really want to...is there some way I can contact Hotmail/outlook/live/msn and get some answers from them?