It's important to change your Microsoft Hotmail password on a regular basis. Changing the password on your account regularly reduces the likelihood that your account will get hacked into. However, changing passwords regularly also increases the likelihood you will forget your password. Changing your password or resetting a forgotten password to one of your older passwords that's easier to remember can be done from the Hotmail sign-in screen or within your Hotmail account.
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Click the icon for your account beneath "Sign In" on the right side of the browser. Click "Forgot your password?" beneath the password entry box. The "Reset your password" screen will appear.
Select "I forgot my password." Click "Reset your password" that appears beneath "I forgot my password."
Select "Security Question" to reset your password using the security question you set up on your Hotmail account. Type the answer to the security question that appears and then click "Next." If you do not know the answer to the security question, select "Customer Support" and then click "Customer Support" to contact Microsoft Support to reset your password to your old password. If you answered the security question correctly, proceed to Step 5.
Type your new password to the right of "Type new password." You can use an old password that was previously used with the account or you can create a new password. Type the new password to the right of the "Retype new password" box and then click "Next" to finish the process.
Reset Forgotten Password
Click the icon associated with your account beneath "Sign In." Enter your Windows Live ID and password, and click "Sign In." Hotmail will open on your screen.
Click your account name in the upper-right corner of the Hotmail account and then click "Account."
Click "Change" to the right of "Password" beneath "Account information." The "Change your password" screen will appear.
Type your old password to the right of "Old password." Type your new password to the right of "Type your new password" and then type your new password again to the right of "Retype new password." Click "Save." Your password will be successfully changed.
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