Windows help to reset a lost password

To log into Windows Live, you require a username and password. Yeah, you probably know that already. But do you know what needs to be done in case you lose your password?

If you do, then why on earth are you reading this post?

God! I don’t get it. I mean, it’s mentioned explicitly in the heading. How can people be so dumb (and that’s a rhetorical!).

Coming back, if you don’t know what needs to be done, well, you’re not that smart after all, eh!

But no issues guys, once you’ve read through this post, you won’t have any trouble resetting the password.

Windows Live password help

According to Windows help, resetting the password isn’t an issue. There are three methods by which the password can be reset. Below you’ll find the password resetting instructions.

Password reset instructions

  1. Launch your web browser and navigate to the Windows Live Solution Center webpage. Click Sign in. Follow this by clicking on the “Forgot your password?” link.
  2. In the subsequent page, enter your Windows Live id in the space provided. Also enter the CAPTCHA code as given in the image. Press Continue once this is done.
  3. There are two identity verification methods followed by this website. One involves answering the secret question that you’ve set while creating the id. The chances for you remembering this is really low but still, there’s no harm in trying.

If you choose the second option, a password reset link is sent to your alternate email id. Open your alternate email account and click on the link. This will direct you to the password reset page.

  1. At the password reset page, provide your Windows Live id in the space provided. Also enter your new password (twice) and then press Continue. You can now sign into your Windows Live account using the new password.
  2. If none of this helped, Windows help directs you to contact a Windows Live agent. This can be done through the Account Password Recovery page. Although this does the job pretty easily, this should be considered only as a last resort.

That concludes the instructions from Windows help. Have a nice day!

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