Knowing how to change your Hotmail password is a must. For security reasons it pays to change it every few months or so. Fortunately, the process is very simple. You can use this method if you want to recover a forgotten password.
Password Change Step by Step
Sign in to your account. Go to Select Options… | More Options. This is at the toolbar.
Go to “Managing your account” and to the account details. You may be asked for the present password; this is at “Retype your password”.
After signing in, choose Change after Password. Type your present password in the “Old password” field. Enter the new password at “Type new password” and “Retype new password”.
Recovering a Password
Head over to the Windows Live Hotmail password reset page. Select “I forgot my password” below the “What problem are you having signing in?” Choose “Reset your password”.
Enter your Windows Live Hotmail address. Type the required characters for “Characters”. If the images won’t load, choose “I can’t see this image “. Type the characters that you hear. Press “next”.
If you gave another email address, ensure that the “Email me a reset link” has been selected. After clicking next, look for the message with the “Windows Live Password Reset” subject. Find the “If you requested this password reset”.
If you set up a security question, select Security Question. Answer the question that appears. After clicking next, enter a new password. Confirm the password by retyping it. Click “continue” and then “done”. That is all it takes to learn how to change your Hotmail password.
How to Get the Password with no Secondary Email
In some cases, people have no other email. Also, what if you forgot the answer to the secret question or didn’t answer it? Use the following method.
The first step is opening the Windows Live account recovery form. Under the Windows Live ID, type your Hotmail address.
Go to “Contact email”. Enter an email other than the one you are trying to get. Press “Continue”.
Provide as much info as you can. The Hotmail team will try to get your account and password reset.
After you have learned how to change your Hotmail password, make it point to change it often. It will keep the account safe from hackers and spammers. Keep a copy on paper in case your computer crashes.