It does not matter whether you need to change the password because of security issues or just because you want to make sure once again that your account is secure. In any case, you have to resort to the procedure of password change. It is not that complicated, yet it will take several minutes of your time. In order to make sure that you have done everything correctly, please follow the step-by-step guide provided below.
In the first place, enter the website of Hotmail by typing http://outlook.com in your browser or choose Outlook in the set of programs from MSN.
Then, enter the system with the help of the name and password of your account.
After you have signed into your Hotmail account, click on the icon of your profile in the up-right corner of your browser. In the newly-opened pop-up window, give a click to the "View account" button.
In the menu colored in a blue color, choose the last option named "Security & privacy."
After you have entered the section with security settings, click on the "Change password" button located on the left side of the screen.
Before allowing you to change the password of your account, the system will require you to type the password in once again. Do it and click on the "Sign in" button.
In the newly-opened window, you should type the existing password in the first line. Then, enter and reenter the new password in the following two lines. Keep in mind that the password is case sensitive, meaning that it is important whether there are capital letters or not. You can also place a tick in the last line which offers to make you change the password every 3 days. Some people do it for the sake of safety, but it is completely up to you. After you have finished filling in the form, click on the "Save" button. Done!