Microsoft’s email service has been experienced two major revisions, the Hotmail account to Windows Live account and then the Outlook account. If you want to change the password to ensure safety after each conversion, you can follow the instruction below.

Step 1: Log in to your Outlook account, formerly Hotmail account by typing your username and password. After successful login, go to your mailbox.

Step 2:

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Click on the Settings symbol on the top right corner of the main screen of the mailbox, then select More mail settings.

Step 3

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Next, click on the link Account Details appearing in the section Managing Your Account and mailbox will ask you to login again to continue the next operation.

Step 4

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You’ll see the Password and Security info section, click on the Change Password link under that section.

Step 5

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Change the Hotmail password interface appears, type your current password and 2 times the new password that you want and select Save.

Notes:

– The password you just changed is used for all Microsoft account. Therefore, when you sign into Windows 8, SkyDrive and Skype, you need to enter the new password.

– If you want to maximize security, you can enable changes password after 72 days by ticking on the box “Make me change my password every 72 days”.