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How to change Windows Live Password

Windows Live Messenger is a part of the new global service called Windows Live (formerly MSN 1). Universal account credentials 2 (Windows Live ID) are used for all services that are part of Windows Live. Thus, to change Windows Live Messenger password you will need to change Windows Live ID Password.

Read on to see how to change Windows Live Password (you will need to know your current Windows Live ID Password, but if you don't - don't worry, we have a solution!):

  1. Visit http://account.live.com to change Windows Live password
  2. Enter your Windows Live ID (your Hotmail address) and your current (old) password
  3. Click "Sign In" to sign in to your account
  4. After you sign in, click on the "change" link in the "Password reset information" section
    Change Windows Live password
  5. On the next page enter your old Windows Live password and your new Windows Live password twice
  6. Click on the "Save" button
  7. That's it! You should see a message saying "Your information has been saved"

You might ask: How to change Windows Live Messenger password if I don't remember my old one? The answer is simple:

If for some reason you end up with "I forgot Windows Live password" situation, you can try recovering your current (old) Windows Live password using our Windows Live Password Recovery tool:

Windows Live Password Recovery - Free download

Windows Live Password Recovery

Because of the fact that Windows Live Messenger password is the same password that is used for all Windows Live services (formerly MSN Passport services), this tool will try to find a password that was saved in your Windows Live Messenger (if it was saved using Remember My Password option).

However if you don't remember your old (current) Windows Live password and Windows Live Password Recovery tool does not work, you can try to reset Windows Live password. You will need to know your location information and secret answer to be able to reset your Windows Live ID password.

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Note: Windows Live, MSN, Hotmail and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
1 Some while ago Microsoft went through a re-branding exercise of its' online services. MSN & Passport Network became Windows Live. Microsoft Passport is now Windows Live ID.
2 Your Windows Live ID credentials are the e-mail address and the password that you use to sign in to Windows Live ID sites.

 

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