Reset Windows Live ID Password

Top 2 Ways to Reset Windows Live ID Password

May. 13, 2015 10:23 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Retrieve Windows Live ID and Password?

"I haven't used my hotmail account for a long time and just recently started to receive calendar alerts. The problem is: I can't remember my Live ID or password as it was so long ago. My question is: what can I do to find the windows Live ID and password?"

Windows Live ID allows you to login to numerous Microsoft applications and services, from Hotmail to SkyDrive to Office Live 365. If you forgot Windows Live ID password, you can reset or change it.

Way 1: Reset Windows Live ID Password with Windows Live ID Password Reset Tool (Highly Recommended)

It can be pretty easy to reset your Windows Live ID login password, if you get a versatile Windows Live ID password reset tool (also called Windows Password Recovery). First of all, download and install the program on a workable Windows computer.

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  • Step 1: Launch this program and choose one recovery mode: Quick Recovery or Advanced Recovery.
  • Step 2: Insert a blank CD/DVD/USB flash drive into the computer and click "Burn" to create a bootable disk.

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  • Step 3: Insert the newly burnt disk into the locked computer. Enter the BIOS settings to boot the computer from the disk.
  • Step 4: Choose the Microsoft account whose password you want to reset.

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Way 2: Recover Windows Live ID Password Using Alternate Email

  • Step 1: Go to Microsoft Reset Password webpage: Choose "I forgot My Password" and click the "Reset your password" link. Type your Windows Live ID. Type the verification code provided as below and then click "Next".

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  • Step 2: Select "Email me a reset link" for Microsoft to send reset link to the alternate email address you provided when you created your account. Then click "Next".
  • Step 3: Log in to the alternate email address and click the link in the message form Windows live. Enter a new password for your Windows Live account.

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The above-mentioned are the detailed steps to reset Windows Live ID password. By the way, if you forgot Windows administrator password, you can also make use of this tool to get out.

What is a Windows live ID?

A Windows Live ID is the email address and password you use to sign in to any of the following: Xbox LIVE, Zune, Hotmail, MSN, Messenger, Find My Phone, OneDrive. Once you've created a Windows Live ID - and you may have done so without even realizing it. You can use it to buy apps, games, or music on Marketplace, play Xbox LIVE games, use Messenger and Facebook chat, add Twitter and accounts to your People Hob, use a Zune Music Pass, and more.

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