Sign into your Microsoft account
As soon as you click one of the buttons, you'll see a page like the one shown and will be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft account. In my case I was already signed in to Windows Live Messenger and so my email address was already included on the page and I just had to enter my password. (Keep in mind the screenshot shows a fake email address.)
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