outlook.com became outlook live

i have a friend who uses for email outlook.com
when i visited him, i saw that his email has been set to outlooklive.com

is there a way to reset it it to outlook.com ?

post the steps please

**he runs windows 7 32 bit, if it helps (2 gb ram) on a   P4 CPU
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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
HI nobus,
               can you make your question more clear !!
Ravi AtreyCommented:

Outlook.com and Outlooklive.com both are different domain name. Authority of these domains may be same or may be not. Hence if your friend's mail id is on outlooklive.com then he must have created it on that or domain alias has been created from outlook.com to outlooklive.com. If it is so, then you must confirm from your friend whether outlook.com mail id is still in use or not. I believe it must be in use as in domain alias, it is required.

To get it back to outlook.com, you must check below link:



nobusAuthor Commented:
tapan i would not know how to make it more clear
Ravi i don't see how your links answer my question??
post the steps please, and consider me dumb
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Tapan PattanaikSenior EngineerCommented:
Hi nobus,

I am sorry, Please ignore my first comment (ID: 41159506 ).
Ravi AtreyCommented:

You only need to go under settings of mail id@outlooklive.com and there just find:

More Mail Settings --> Create an Outlook Alias

Just create an Outlook alias on @outlook.com

That's it.

JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is being converted so far as I can see using my own Outlook.com. It is now Outlook Live and so I think you friend just needs to use / adapt to the new format. They don't go back.

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nobusAuthor Commented:
again MS is changing things without consulting people, or giving a choice?   aargh
that i detest from MS
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes, you cannot go back, but Microsoft is forcing stuff down out throats. Change.org is in one of the groups here and today I got an email from Change.org that Microsoft is going to force unmanaged computers (non-domain) to upgrade to Windows 10 whether it works or not (out of date hardware).

There was a Regedit Policy key in the email that I added to my Windows 7 Desktop and to my Windows 7 Virtual machine.

Such is life with Microsoft
nobusAuthor Commented:
i had no opportunity to test any of the suggestions yet
what do you guys think about creating an alis, as Ravi said ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have two sign ins for Outlook.com (different email addresses) and I get the same result with either email address. So I do not think an alias will go back to the old way. It does not for me.
nobusAuthor Commented:
ok - good to know ( i wondered how it could help - but you never know with pc's)
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I think that Outlook is just changing and moving on. There is not and not likely to be two versions of Outlook.com. So your friend either has to adapt or move on to a different product (like the rest of us must do).
nobusAuthor Commented:
if there is anything i hate at all, it's this continuously changing that MS forces upon us
often with steep learning curves involved
Just to be clear, the new domain is outlook.live.com, not outlooklive.com . It looks like MS is merging the Outlook.com and Live.com email services.

Also, it seems like the change may coincide with the new version of Outlook Webmail MS released a few weeks ago:

Emails sent to "friend@outlook.com" should still be received, but emails he sends out now may be from "friend@outlook.live.com"
nobusAuthor Commented:
ok, got it
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
To your original question here, there is no way to change back to the old way. But I just logged in to answer a question and a survey came up. I gave it a 2 out 10, and said the Microsoft continues to dumb things down to the lowest common denominator (users who don't what to know what is going on) and that I could not find anything useful.

Still that was a survey and we cannot change back.
nobusAuthor Commented:
it is not what i would like to hear John - but we have either to swallow it from MS - or use a free linux OS i guess
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
but we have either to swallow it from MS   ......

Yes, I do not like it either.  Thanks.
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