Change Hotmail password

When you first sign up to create a Hotmail account, you will be asked to pick a password to protect access to your email account. Fortunately, you can change your Hotmail password anytime you like after that. In fact, it is recommended to regularly change your password for security reasons, especially if you sometimes use Windows Live Hotmail from a public computer or other unfamiliar location (like school, work, the public library, etc.) In this tutorial, we will show you how to change your Hotmail password.


How do I change my Hotmail password?

Follow these steps to reset and choose a new password for your Hotmail account:

This is all it takes to change Hotmail password! For more information about Microsoft's Windows Live webmail service, check out our extensive Hotmail Tutorial.

Tip: when you change your Hotmail password, keep in mind that it will also affect your Windows Live profile as a whole; in other words, you will need to use your new password for other services like Windows Live Messenger, online office documents, Hotmail calendar, Windows Live photos, etc. If you have setup your Hotmail account in an email program designed for it, learn how to change Outlook Express password or change Windows Live Mail password. For an in-depth overview of login and password protection, see Windows Live Hotmail Sign in.

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