How to Recover Forgotten Hotmail Password in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP

Aug 22,2018 • Filed to: Recover & Repair Emails • Proven solutions


Part 1. Reset Forgotten Hotmail Password with Windows Live

If you forgot your hotmail password accidentally, the first thing you need to do is to make sure that the password you've entered is correct, especially be sure that the Caps Lock isn't on. If it's still helpless, then you can try to reset forgotten hotmail password with Windows Live in 4 steps.

Step1. Click on the link for "Can't access your account" under the password entering boxing.

Step2. Check "I forgot my password" and click the "Reset your password" showing under it.

Step3. Enter your Windows Live ID and the characters you see in the picture and go to "Next".

Step4. Select an option for resetting your password. Click "Email me a reset link" if you have set a secondary email address for your hotmail, or choose to answer a "Security Question" that you set before for your password security. Then you can reset your forgotten hotmail password easily.

If you didn't have a secondary email address and can't remember the answer to your security question, there is still another solution for you. You can get a third-party program that can help to find back your forgotten password for hotmail.

The password finder of Wondershare WinSuite 2012 enables you to find out almost all hidden passwords like forgotten hotmail password, MSN password, Windows Live password, Outlook password, Gmail password and more. And it works well with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and their family versions. With the help of this amazing program, you can find back your hotmail password with ease.

Part 2. Retrieve forgotten hotmail password with Winsuit 2012

Now, launch Wondershare WinSuite 2012 and follow the steps below to retrieve your forgotten hotmail password.

Step 1. Install and run the the WinSuite on your computer, and click on the "Password & Key Finder" on the main interface of it. Then hit on the "Password Finder" which allows you to find back your forgotten password for hotmail.

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Step 2. Now you're at the password finder center, where you can choose the password type that you are about to recover. For hotmail password, you need to check the first one, Windows Live ID. Then move to "Next".

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Step 3. Here your forgotten hotmail account and password are scanned out and displayed. You can write it down on your note, or export it by hitting on the "Export" button, to store it on your computer.

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Now you can access your hotmail with the original password as usual now. Please make sure the password is secure and don't save it on the public place to prevent unauthotized accessing. The best way is to change a strong password for it.

Amy Dennis

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