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Automatically Login to Online Services with Windows 7 [How-To]

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Sometimes I write articles to help explain OTHER articles I’ve not written yet.  Unfortunately, this is one of those times. Linking your Windows 7 account to an Online ID provider can still be very handy for those times when you want to easily access online services like e-mail, instant messaging, or cloud services like .

Over time as more and more services like move to the cloud, having an online ID provider will give you more seamless access to the cloud from your PC.  Let’s take a look now at the process of adding an online ID provider to your PC and linking it to your user account.

 

How To Link Your Windows 7 Account To Windows Live And Other Online Services

 

1.   In your web browser, Visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/OnlineIDProviders.
Depending on what type of system you have, Download the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant.

download Windows 7 live id sign in assistant

 

2.   Once the download finishes, Run the wllogin_(32 or 64).msi file.  The installer will launch. It’s easy to use – just accept the terms and Click Next a few times.  Once the installation finishes, you might need to Restart your computer for the installation to take effect. In my case, I didn’t.

link your window 7 account by installing the live id sign in assistant

 

3.   After installation we can link the Live ID to your Windows 7 account.  Click the Windows Start Menu Orb and Type user accounts into the search box.  Click the User Accounts control panel link from the results list.

open user accounts control panel in windows 7

 

4.   On the left sidebar, Click Link online IDs.

how to link online id's in windows 7

 

5.   On the Online ID Provider list next to WindowsLiveID, Click Link online ID. 

link windows live id to windows 7 account

 

6.   In the Sign in window that appears, Type in your Windows Live credentials and then Click Sign In.

sign in to windows live automatically using a windows 7 account

 

Now your Windows 7 account is linked to your Live ID!  So when you sign into your computer, you’ll also save time by automatically logging into Windows Live online.

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3 Responses to Automatically Login to Online Services with Windows 7 [How-To]

  1. liam April 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    whoops wrong page

  2. Willem wout February 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    There’s one thing that I do not understand:
    How do I use this autologin on windows 7 when it is installed?
    I don’t see it in the explorer.

  3. bhavard February 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    A part of my problem as stated before is that on my Word 2010 “file” drop down, there is no “share” it is “save and send” and there is no skydrive listed within there either. Also, i have a live account but can’t get the “link online ID” to do anything – it just acts as if the computer is frozen which it isn’t. Somewhat frustrating. I did however get a drive letter mapped for skydrive but it seems like more work to get/use access than the other way.
    Bill

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