How to Reset Hotmail Password for Recovery

How to Reset Hotmail Password for Recovery

Hotmail is one of the most popular free email providers available from MSN today.  Forgetting your password makes it difficult to get access to your email and other account options.  Luckily, there is a simple way to reset your password through the on-site password reset tool through the login interface.  The process to reset the password can be done by the account holder or someone that knows the personal information to the person’s account.  This makes recovery of your account possible if you can provide the appropriate information.

Process to Reset Password

The first thing you will need to do is navigate your browser to and find the login dialog.  You will need to select the “forgot your password” option.  It will then prompt for the email address attached to the windows live id account which will have the password reset through the process.  Once you hit the button to continue, it will give you a visual and audio based captcha code to ensure that you are an actual person requesting a password recovery option.

Genuine Human Test

There will then be a captcha character test that you must reproduce by typing correctly into a field that confirms and identifies that you are a real person.  The box containing the characters will be assisted by an option represented by a speaker that plays the characters through a sound that you can hear through the speakers.  This is useful for people with limited vision or those who cannot read specific characters because they are too distorted in the image.

Verifying Account by Using Security Question

Once all of the appropriate information is entered into the password request form, the account will need to be verified by using the security question you provided an answer for.  Once successfully completed, you will be able to reset your password with a new one.  This is done by entering the password in the first box and confirming in the next.  You should be able to log in with your new password now!  If there is an error, then the account may have encountered some problems and you may have to contact customer support services for Hotmail to resolve the issue.

Problems with Resetting Passwords and Successful Password Recovery

There is a chance that you cannot reset your password due to the fact that hotmail and other Microsoft services now require you to login at least once every thirty days or else accounts are removed.  If you let the account age too long, you will face losing the username and get error responses claiming the account does not exist when submitting forms towards resetting the password.  This happens to many accounts and the process is irreversible.  Any emails and personal contacts will be lost and become irretrievable from hotmail services.  This is why it is important not to forget the password to the account and make sure to keep the account active if you wish to keep it for longer than one month.