How do I change my Hotmail password in Windows Live Hotmail?
I know how to change my Hotmail password in the old version of Hotmail, but now that there's a new, fancier version, I'm kinda lost. Can you tell me how to change my hotmail password, uh, Windows live password, please?
Most of the approach is the same as in the older Hotmail interface, actually, and, of course, it's quite possible that when you read this article you'll find that it's changed again: look for an update at the end of this article with the latest instructions on how to change your MSN Hotmail password. :-)
You need to log in to start.
Make sure that you start by typing in hotmail.com to your browser, rather than clicking on any sort of link in a mail message or on another Web site, even this one!
Now, on the right corner you'll see "Options". Click on it:
The choice you want is at the very bottom, More options.... Chose that and you'll see a familiar set of choices in your window:
You want the first one, and don't be surprised if it promptly asks you for your password again:
Now you'll be on "account.live.com" (check the URL in your browser) and you'll have something like this:
You can see the blue "Change" immediately adjacent to my password. That's what you want to click!
Enter your current password and your new password - twice - then click "Save" and you'll have reset your password and will have to log in again.
That should help you reset your password, something you should be doing every few months anyway, just for good luck!
Note: this article has been updated: how to change your MSN Hotmail password
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Reader Comments To Date: 176
I JUST CHANGE MY PASSWORD VERY QUICKLY
my other email address i am trying to start the account password is not accepted i tried forgot my password option but in that my personal question is different how should i get my password back to retrive my account of hotmail
I have been trying to get into my hotmail account
but it tells me I have the wrong password (I know
I have the right one) and won't let me in----I don't remember my secret answer. They offer to send me reset info but the email they provided me with is the one I am trying to access and can't-----how can I get in to access my emails????
how do i change my password from avatar to another password
hi, i have cannot loggin into my email adress: email@example.com
i really dont know why, i have not forgot the password, because i login into this email everyday..
dont know if someone has hacked into it?...please help me, please...
when you want to reset your password how do you check your email box for the message if you cant sign in without a password
i want to change my password
Thank you soooooooooooooo much you are a lifesaver! :)
yeh...i can change my password le...
I'm like most of these people I was off line for 7 months and I forgot my password and secret question. Can you help?
I need a help from any body
I forgot my password as well as my security answer
and more over i did not specify any alternative id
i really dont know what to do
but i need the password back
plz i need help
the lost password is for this email
plz sen me the new password to firstname.lastname@example.org
i really need it
plz help me
I am getting the Error Code 80048831 which means my password has expired, it takes me to the page where they want you to change your password, but when I put in the new information the page just reloads and never resets my password. Anyone dealing with this? Thanks.
i need to change my password because to many people has it
HI all how to remova and change my password in windows live messenger 2009 pleasy help :)
i need to change my password, plz help me.
i have answered the security question on my reset password page and it is sayin wrong information when i kno for certain it is correct, i do not kno why it is not allowin me sign in in the first place
I too was having problem in changing the password. I do not understand why MS did hide the option for changing password so deep. This information was very useful for me. Thanks a lot.
i did not get that how i can change my password on hotmail. i need a lot of help.
thank you for your help.
ive been on other sites and they didnt answer the question and were also very rude in the comments they made on the other peoples comments.
so thank you again, ill definatly recommend your site :)
I have two hotmail accounts one is a new version and one is the old. How do I update the old account to the new version?
This is all I see under "Password reset information":
Adding all of the information helps make your account more secure.
Question: Mother's birthplace Change
Alternate e-mail address: Not specified Add
It seems I can change my question and secret answer, but I don't see anywhere to change the password. Am I missing something?
In the help section on my email it gave me the same instructions you gave but no luck. I'd really appreciate any feedback.
Ok i figured it out. I guess it must have changed, hotmail seems to have "upgraded" (haha) recently. Rather than clicking "View and edit your personal information" I needed to click on "Windows Live" on the left under "Show Options For". There I was able to change my password. Hope this is helpful :)
I FORGET MY HOTMAILPASSWORD AND ALSO SECRET QUESTIONS SO I HOW I CAN OPEN MY HOTMAIL ACOUNt
and i dont even know my alterative e-mail can someone please help me its my college e-mail and they said they cant help Only msn could what can i do can someone please help meeeee
I can remember my personal information or my password. send answer to email@example.com
please how i can i get my password back from hotmail.com,pls help me cos i have so many important mails.thank you.
i want chaeng my pasword in thehotmail
someone hacked onto my page and i cant find my password and forgot some of my information like my password to my yahoo alternative email adress and my security question and i still cant get into and when i try they dont give the help..................can you please help me find my password....
place hotmail password change
i do not have option e-mail for my reset password to check. how can i get my reset password to open my hotmail account
my adress blocked pasword
i forget my recent live password plzz tell me how can i change my password?plz help me
I have forgotten my password, thus I requested an email reset via my second email accounts. The email of resetting password for my first account had been sent to my second email accounts, I followed the instruction by entering the referred link, reset my password. However, the new password still couldn't work for my first email accounts after several attempts.
What happen, can somebody help me on this?
why dont I recieve a notification mail when I change my password?
there doesn`t seem to be obvious links to us silver surfers for quickly changing email password
Hi , i forget my password , and all my information , plz. i need you help , thanks for you help
I forgot my password and I have tried to many times. How do i get back into my e-mail?
I'm trying to change and password still trying to change my E mail addresswith no help someone has hacked into my address and I want to change everything my login also will you help me?
Thank you in advance
I cannot long on to my account as I haven't used my e-mail for a long time. Please help me to retrieve it.
thx u alot i was gettin worryed that someone was usin my account but u hav fixed it.i used lotz of websites they were all rubbish but this one was full of descripsion thx u
could u please help my husband get his password for his hotmail.com account he forgot it and have tried and tryed and nothin so he tryed to reset for new password and cant remember the surcuity question. i think he is have brain dead lol thanks for ur help
I uncovered a lot of useful stuff in your blog particularly the on going discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I assume I'm not the only person having fun in reading your blog. Keep up the great work.
plz i need help i change my password 3 montrh ago i try to open my email i can remember my password old one i have this mail about 11 years ago now i lost all my freind thank for help me
I suspect that someone is using my account or rather password. Can you please reset it for me please. I need a new one.
Thanks for a detailed answer, I've had a hotmail account for sometime now, the navigational menu is pretty self explanatory, but you have a more detailed answer to changing my password!
hey, can anyone tell me how can i retrieve my hotmail password hacked by someone. It is very important for me to take back my account.Please guide me what should i do?
Hi everyone,I am having problem to forwarded my emails in some specific folders but it's not working i have emailed to hotmail help support but they didn't response. Please tell me the solution.
you people really suck. I want to change my password and you have been running me in circles
foreternity. again you people really suck.
Okay well thanks for the how to do pictures and things, but i changed my password and can't remember it, yet i can access all my emails as my account is apparently online in the hotmail section. how do i change my password just using the email section without having to type in my password?
I Dont Remember My hotmail Account password
i dont remmember my pass word plzzz
thanks now i know to changh my pass word
im totaly lost... i cant find anything your saying and i really need to change my pss word as my account is sending out large amounts of spam
Hotmail is FIRED!
...I mean, thank you VERY much, Dave, for helping me change the password on my Hotmail account that's hemmorhaging spam because some scumbags want to sell erections.
Now: Hotmail is FIRED! MS, get a clue and make this make sense for normal human beings. As soon as I make the time, I'm extracting every address over to my gmail account and destroying this one.
It's astounding that, with today's unprecedented technologies and human interfaces, this should be so difficult for so many. Your company has gotten so smart it's stupid.
i need to get on my face book i cant get in my face book some one haqs remove my pass word
I have been hotmaile emaile and i make anather emaile at same acount and was live.com after that i forgeted my hotmaile pasword so that i want to change it new i need helping.by
Iforgot my password,so I have to change my password please help me
salm to all, i hope all will be fine here. please tell me easy way, i am under trouble. therefore, we are suffering huge amount on daily basis becoz of lost my pasword. please again tell me the easiest way to acheive my lost paswrd.
i shall be very indebted to you.
hii..i want to help me because my password at hotmaill didn't sing on..please help..
if u can
Is there any way to find out what my previous password was before I reset it on hotmail- I have already reset the password just need the old one as well?? Thank you
I have forget my password
Please can you help me. Hackers got into my Hotmail account, blocked me out by changing my password and have asked everyone on my list for money, saying I am in desparate need. One friend replied back and they still asked her for money in my name. What can I do, please help me I am so worried in case anyone sends them money.
hi, i forget my pessword/how can i get this
Show mi my. Hotmail passworad. I dont remember
Pl send me my password option ,I lost my password,facing lots of prob,since long,given all the information in past asked by Microsoft,still not getting help,now do something
Thanx for the timely information... Just what I needed.
i would like to be awere you i have problem with my hotmail sign in i have my correct ID firstname.lastname@example.org and the correct password but when i want to try to sign in to my hotmail ID unfotunetly i cant sign in i think some other pesron use it if help me i will really appricate of you waiting for your soon response me
hi i am interested how i can resset my email password i losed it becfore two years and now i am trying to reset it but it is imposible,please if you can help me anyway,this is emailadres email@example.com please i will apreasiate you if you help me becouse i have emails on that adres and email adreses what i ned them.i wish you good day.
I need change my password thx
i want to link hotmail to change my passwor
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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