1) The first step is to go to www.hotmail.com from your web browser. The web page shown below will appear on the screen.
2) Click on the ‘sign up now’ link at the bottom right corner of the page. The web page below will appear.
3) In the first box, enter your official names as you would want your hotmail contacts to view you.
4) In the second box fill in your year, date and month of birth.
5) Enter your gender in the third box.
6) In the second segment titled ‘How would you like to sign in?’ enter the Microsoft Hotmail account name you would like to use. Also create your password and reenter the same password in the next box to confirm it. This password should be a minimum of eight characters to ensure the password is strong enough and not easily cracked.
7) In case you forget your password, Hotmail has a feature that helps you reset it. So in the next box you are required to enter your country’s phone code, your phone number and an alternative email address. All this will help you to retrieve or reset your password in case you forget it.
8) In the next box, you are required to fill in your country or region and its zip code.
The last stage of this phase, you are required to enter a code provided for you just to make sure you are not a robot. In case you are unable to see the code properly, you can opt for an audio format of the code.
9) After entering the code, click on the ‘I accept’ tab at the bottom of the page to make sure you agree with the terms and conditions of the Hotmail service.
10) The following web page will appear. This is your official hotmail login home page.