Change your Microsoft account password

What's a "Microsoft account"?

Your Microsoft account (which used to be called "Windows Live ID") is the email address and password you use to sign in to Microsoft services such as Xbox Live and Xbox Music. When you signed up for an Xbox Live or Xbox Music account, you associated that account with a Microsoft account. (If you didn't already have one, you were required to create one.) You use this Microsoft account to manage your Xbox Live or Xbox Music account and to download your Xbox Live profile.

Change your Microsoft account password

You can change your Microsoft account password from your computer or from your Xbox 360 console

•  Change your Microsoft account password from your computer
Here's how:

  1. At accounts.live.com, sign in to your Microsoft account using the email address and password associated with the account.
  2. Click Overview. You see the following screen:
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    1. Click Change password. You see the following screen:
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    1. Do the following:
      1. In the Current password field, enter your current password.
      2. In the New password field, enter the new password that you want to use.
      3. In the Reenter password field, enter the password you created in the previous step.
    2. Click Save.

    •   Change your Microsoft account password from your Xbox 360 console
    Here's how:
    Note You have to be connected to Xbox Live and have your current password ready.

    1. Sign in using your Xbox Live gamertag.
    2. Go to Settings and select Account.
    3. Scroll right to Your Information and select Account Security.
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    1. Select Change Password.
    2. Enter your current password, enter your new password (twice), and then select Change Now. If you want to save the password so you can use it to sign in to other Microsoft services, select Yes when you are prompted to do so.

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