How to Recover Hotmail Password with the old Windows Live Account

It’s been a long journey since Hotmail was launched by Microsoft in 2002 for the convenience of users. Though Hotmail has now been amalgamated with Outlook but the users are still intact with the email service provider which has been quite beneficial for Outlook. With amazing features and functionalities to be availed upon accessing Hotmail account, it has left many competitors apart and taken the Microsoft email services to a new height.
Hotmail Password Recovery


In order to keep the Hotmail account secure, users generally keep changing the password to maintain its security. Doing this, they sometimes forget Hotmail password and are unable to recall the same. Being non-technical alongside lack of skills, they can’t recover Hotmail password in quick time.

Though it's quite an easy process but users in mainstream have no knowledge in this regards
Not to worry, Hotmail password recovery can be performed in minutes if any of the following strategies are implemented properly by applying necessary steps 

• Recover or reset Hotmail password with Phone number
• Recover or reset Hotmail password with email address

Method 1: Steps of Hotmail Password Recovery with Alternate or Secondary Email Address

• Open the web browser and type Hotmail.com.
• As the enter key is pressed, it gets redirected to new web page https://login.live.com/login.srf 
• Though you are not able to recall the login password into the webmail account due to incorrect sign-in credentials, click on the link:  Forgot my password
• Certain options appear on the screen of the web page when you are looking to reset Hotmail password.

  • I forgot My password
  • I know my password, but can’t sign in
  • I think someone else is using my Microsoft account


• Select the option “I forgot my password” and click on the next button.
• As the button presses upon, enter the Microsoft email address for which password needs to be recovered. Once it is entered, provide value mentioned in the captcha image in the box provided alongside and click next.
• Select the option:  Email abcd@xyz.com and click on the button  Send the code
• Open the registered email address provided during registration email account and enter the verification code sent to the inbox within the box provided where the code needs to be entered. 
• Once the code is validated, a new web page is opened with the option to perform a Hotmail password reset.
• Enter the secure password twice and click on the button to confirm.
• Once the button is clicked, the successful password reset message is displayed.

Method 2: Steps of Hotmail Password Recovery with Recovery Mobile Number

• Open the web browser and type Hotmail.com.
• Upon pressing enter key, the  login page of Hotmail.com is displayed
• As you are unable to login into the email account due to incorrect login credentials, click on the link:  Forgot my password
• Once the link is clicked, there are three options that appear on the screen of the web page: 

  • I forgot my password.
  • I know my password but can’t sign in.
  • I think someone else is using my Microsoft account.

• Select the option “I forgot my password” and click on the next button.
• Once the next button is clicked, enter the Microsoft email address for which password needs to be recovered. Once it is entered, provide values mentioned in the captcha image in the box provided alongside and click next.
• Select the option:  Text ******34 and provide the last four digits of your registered phone number in the box and click on the button Send code.
• The 4-digit code is sent to the registered mobile number provided during email account registration. Enter the verification code sent to the phone via text message within the box provided where the code needs to be entered. Click the next button.
• Once the code is validated, a new web page is opened with the option to perform Hotmail password recovery
• Enter the secure password twice and click on the button to confirm.
• Once the button is clicked, the successful password reset message is displayed.

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