Resetting a Lost Hotmail Password

Don’t remember your password? You need to know your Hotmail password if you want to login to your account. But don’t worry; there is a way to recover your password. You simply have to use Microsoft Account recovery tool. There must be a recovery email, phone number or verification app linked with your account. You can also recover password by answering a few question about your account so that your identity may be verified.

How to Reset Windows Live Hotmail Password?

To reset your Hotmail Email password, follow these steps to get your new password.

  • Open a web browser and navigate to
  • You will see email field on the page. Enter your complete email such as
  • Click “Next” and then you will see password text field. If you don’t know your password so click “Forgot my password”.

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  • You will see three options on the new page. You will choose the first option “I forgot my password” and then click “Next”.
  • In the “Microsoft Account” field, you will enter your Hotmail email address. Enter the Captcha code.
  • Now you have to select the verification method. You are just required to verify your identity but first you need to choose a verification method. It mainly depends on the account verification method you have set. Following are the three methods you can choose from to verify your identity.
  • Email – a verification will be sent to your recovery email address
  • Use an app – Have you set up your account to use this app? If yes then you can use this method to verify your identity.
  • Text – Receive a code on your mobile phone number associated with the account. The code will be sent by Microsoft.
  • I don’t have any of these – If you choose this option then you will answer some questions to help Microsoft verify your identity.
  • Now you have selected a verification method from the above given options. You will retrieve the code in order to access the password reset page.
  • You simply have to enter the code you just retrieved in the designated space.
  • If you have entered the correct verification code, you will be taken to the account reset page where you can create a new password. You will be using the new password to access your account.

From now on, you will be using the newly created password to access your Hotmail account.

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