My Hotmail has been switched to Outlook.com automatically and I do not like the Outlook at all. I just need to get my Hotmail back and tried to do the steps mentioned. I can't find the sentence on how to switch back to the old Hotmail?

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    What steps mentioned where?
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I am sorry to say you cannot. Since Outlook.com has left "preview" the migration from Hotmail is permanent.

Microsoft's Hotmail phase-out: What's a user to do?

Q: If I move my Hotmail account to an Outlook.com account, can I change my mind and go back?

A: At this point, no. (When Outlook.com was still in "preview," Microsoft did allow this.)

Also (from Microsoft Support):

Why can't I switch back to Hotmail?

Thanks for being a loyal Hotmail customer. As part of the transition from Hotmail to Outlook.com—the next generation of free email from Microsoft—there is no longer an option to switch back.

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