Accessing Live using a Windows Acct Login tied to Gmail?

I'm trying to access XBOX Live with Windows 8.  My login information for Windows 8 uses a gmail account, however, I have a Hotmail address linked to my XBOX Live account.  It tells me to log out of windows and log back in using the Hotmail email address basically but I don't see how I'd do this unless I create an entirely new login account using that email address for windows.  That would mean I would have to log out anytime I want to login from my laptop which ruins the experience for me.  Am I reading this correctly?  Anyone else dealt with this?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

i have a yahoo account tied to mine and its the ONLY one i login with. its a windows account but you have to use whatever email you set it up with to login. no matter what it is. if im wrong with my info im sorry. but it just seems like a small problem with an easy fix. so just delete that other login name and soley login with your hotmail account.