Thanks for the info. I wasn't trying to upload or install any messenger program. I simply tried to open a hotmail account for my dad. When I signed in, it said "Welcome Tom Link," but his last name is not LINK. When I clicked on the accounts button, it sent me to another page that tries to upload msn messenger, all "live accounts," and other crap. WTF?! Screw it. I decided to get him a Yahoo.com account, and F Microsoft.
Now the problem is that I will soon get a XBox 360, and from what I see here, I'll have to get a hotmail account. Here we go again.