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How to change your Hotmail password isn't always obvious, particularly when Windows Live keeps changing. I'll walk through changing your Hotmail password.
I cannot get into the account summary page or options of my Windows Live Hotmail account. I needed to change my password.
This is something that changes from time to time as Windows Live Hotmail updates. As I've said before, if you use Windows Live Hotmail, you should expect change. Sometimes small change, sometimes dramatic change, but change nonetheless.
Including the steps to change your Windows Live Hotmail password.
I'll walk through the steps to change your password in the current (as of this writing) design.
After you login to Windows Live Hotmail, click on the Options menu:
On the resulting drop down menu, click on More options:
On the resulting "Hotmail Options" page, underneath "Manage Your Account", click on the Account details (password, aliases, time zone) link:
For security, Windows Live may ask you for your password again. Once you've entered it, you should end up on an account information page, that includes "Account Information":
Click on the Change button and you'll be taken through the steps to change your password.
Note that this changes your password for your Windows Live account, and will affect all Windows Live services on which you use that account. We got here through Hotmail, but if you use this account for Windows Live (MSN) Messenger or any of the other Windows Live (formerly MSN branded) services, this password change will apply to all of them.
(This is an update to an article originally published December 4, 2008.)
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