I find it very difficult to take the back up of contacts on my Windows 8 PC, I think I might need Zune to connect with PC, but Call Center person told me to just connect the device with PC, and I will get a POP UP to sync the contacts, but I tried it at least 10 times but no go.
If you have outlook you can sync them with outlook using the following set of instructions:
As You have already backed up your contacts on your Live ID. It is much easier to export them from outlook.com on your PC.
Just follow the steps.
- Login to outlook.com with your Microsoft account that has your contacts.
- Click on the menu (top-left) and click People.
- Now you see your contacts, and right below menu you see All checkbox. Click it to select all your contacts.
- Once selected click on 'Manage' on the top bar and select 'Export for outlook.com and other services'. Then that should download all your contacts in .csv format.
Hope this helps.