If you cannot, no matter. "Hotmail settings out of date" - that's possibly a bogus popup generated by adware or malware on your computer, or just inserted from a web page perhaps.
If it does not say 'Action Center' at the top or anywhere on it, I would disregard it. Esp. if it disappears like that! and if it doesn't appear at the lower right where Action Center stuff appears.
No, it's bogus, I would say.
The only worry is: Are your Security utilities good enough to keep this sort of bogus message at bay? I don't get bogus messages on my computer(s), myself. Go to
and search (search box at upper right) for
then run Check Security Status when it is found... and click once on the down-pointing arrow next to
in that window... what Firewall is listed there? what anti-virus is listed there? please let me know, so that I can advise you further, if you feel such advice would help you in future.
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