How to use MSN (Windows Live) Messenger without a Hotmail or Live account

If you don’t have (or don’t want to use) a Hotmail or Live account and you want to use MSN Messenger follow the instructions below:

  1. Navigate to the Windows Live ID page.
  2. Under the Sign up today header and subsection“Use an e-mail address you already have” section, click the Get started now link (it should be the second one).
  3. Enter your personal details.
  4. Click next, type in you email again and click accept.
  5. You should now have an email on the inbox of your email account to validation the account.
  6. Use the email address and specified password from step 3 to authenticate into MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger (as it is called these days).