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Change your Hotmail security question and secret answer

When you sign up to create a Hotmail account, you supply a variety of information about yourself; later on, you can also customize your Windows Live profile and add more data, including alternate email addresses, etc. All this is important in case you forget your Hotmail password and can no longer access your emails (or in case, God forbid, someone hacks into your Hotmail account). Aside from having your lost password emailed to an alternate address, one of the ways in which you can regain access to your Hotmail account is to answer a secret question established earlier on; in this tutorial, we will explain how to update your security question and change its secret answer.

Change secret question and answer for Windows Live Hotmail

Follow these steps to use a new security question of your choice and set the secret answer:

And this is all you need to do! Just remember to use the new secret answer (your security question will be visible on the password recovery screen) in case you lose or forget your Windows Live Hotmail account password. You can now return to your Hotmail inbox and resume what you were doing beforehand, hoping you'll never be in a situation that forces you to use your password reset options for your email account!

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