How to Change a Windows Live Password and Secret Question

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Microsoft Windows Live is a collection of free programs and services such as Hotmail email, Windows Messenger instant messenger and Skydive Internet storage. All services are interconnected with the same username, password and secret question. If for security reasons you wish to change your Windows Live password and secret question, you can at anytime.

Change Your Windows Live Password

  • Go to the Windows Live Account Services website.

  • Sign into your account using your Windows Live email address and password. This will take you to your account page.

  • Locate the “Password reset information” on your account page.

  • Click the “change” link next to the “Password” entry. This will take you to the “Change your password” page.

  • Fill out the “Change your password” form. This will require you to type your current password once and your new password twice. Click the “Save” button to change your password.

Change Your Windows Live Secret Question

  • Go to the Windows Live Account Services website.

  • Sign into your account using your Windows Live email address and password. This will take you to your account page.

  • Locate the “Password reset information” on your account page. You will see your current secret question next to the “Question” entry.

  • Click the “change” link next to the “Question” entry. This will take you to the “Change your question and secret answer” page.

  • Type your password in the top text box.

  • Choose a new secret question from the drop down box, and type the new answer in the text box below it.

  • Clarify your country, state and Zip code. Then click the “Save” button to change your account’s secret question.

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