How to Reset My Windows Live Password If I Forgot It

Written by michael batton kaput
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With all the websites and programs that require passwords for security purposes, remembering each password can be a challenge. When using Windows Live services, you are required to have a Windows Live ID and password. If you forget your password, reset it using the Windows Live account page and your Live ID.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open your Web browser. Navigate to the Windows Live account home page (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Click "Forgot your password?" under the login boxes.

  3. 3

    Type your Windows Live ID into the box.

  4. 4

    Type the letters and numbers displayed in the picture box.

  5. 5

    Click "Next."

  6. 6

    Click "Email me a reset link."

  7. 7

    Open your e-mail client. Open the reset e-mail sent to your account. Click the reset link.

  8. 8

    Type a new password to change your Windows Live password.

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