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18. 1. 2017

Hotmail Password Reset

Forgot Hotmail password and not being able to log in? It can happen to anyone. If such situation occurs, you can reset Hotmail password quickly. But for Hotmail password reset you must have had verified your account with a phone number or alternative email address priorly. So login to Hotmail account and update your recovery information for future.

It's easy to reset Hotmail password using the alternative email address or phone number linked to your account. You will get the verification code on either alternative email address or recovery phone number. And if you don't have access to any of them, you have still last option 'Hotmail password recovery form' left to recover Hotmail password. You have to prove your ownership of Microsoft team using this option.


Steps to reset Hotmail password

  1. Visit Hotmail sign in page and click 'Forgot my password' or you can directly visit Hotmail password help page.
  2. Select the option 'I forgot my password' and click 'Next'.
  3. Enter the Hotmail account of which you want to reset the password and enter the captcha code in the lower box.
  4. Microsoft will ask how you like to receive security code. If you have set multiple option set, select either phone or email. If you select the phone, you have to enter last four digits of recovery phone number. If you select the email, you have to enter a full email address in the box. Click 'Send code' after entering those detail.
  5. When you receive the verification code, enter it and click 'Next'. If the code is correct, you will be prompted to next page. Otherwise, you will be informed that the code is incorrect.
  6. It is the final stage of Hotmail password reset. You can create a new password for Hotmail/Outlook account. Make your password memorable, so you won't forget easily, being said that don't make it too obvious for other to guess.

Hotmail Password Reset

When you select text option to receive a security code, it may take some time for SMS to arrive. If you have email option to receive a verification code and you have access to that account, we recommend you to select email instead of phone to receive that code. In the email, you will receive security code instantly.


Sometimes there are not any account recovery options not set, or you do not have access to those recovery options anymore. In such situation password, reset cannot be done immediately. It's not sure option to recover your Hotmail password as it largely depends on the information you remember about your account. Here are the steps to reset Hotmail password without email or phone.


Hotmail Password Reset without email or phone:

  • Visit Hotmail forgot password page
  • Select 'I forgot my password' and click next
  • Enter email address you want to reset, enter captcha and click 'Next'
  • Select 'I don't have any of these' and click 'Next'
  • In contact email field, enter your alternative email account, in which Microsoft can contact you. And click 'next'
  • Check your email and enter the code received from Microsoft and click ' Verify'
  • Fill as much as fields as you can under 'Recover your Microsoft account' and click 'Submit'


If you have entered enough information about Hotmail account, your password will be reset after a thorough review from Microsoft which will take some time.

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