How to Sign in to Windows Live Hotmail account using Single Use Code


From last few months Microsoft is adding more and more new features to Windows Live services. These features are may be the part of Windows Live Wave 4 version. I today notice a new feature on Windows Live homepage, stating ‘Sign in with a Single-Use Code’. This feature adds a new dimension in the security of the email accounts.

Single-Use Code is a feature by which you can secure your account credentials when you are logging in on a Public computer. As the name shows, using this feature there will be no need to use your account password to log in to your account. You just request a single use code and you’ll receive a code on your phone number and instead of using your main password just use that code. The code will be valid only for a single login, once you’ll logged out the code will expires automatically.

To request a Single-Use Code, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to Windows Live Login page. There you get an option stating ‘Sign in with a Single-use Code’, Click on it.l1
  2. Then on the next page click on Request a Code.l2
  3.   At this page, enter your Windows Live id then select your country from the list, give your Phone Number and finally click on send text message. l3
  4. You’ll receive a code in a text message on your mobile. Now instead of your main password use that code to login to your Windows Live account.

Note: Currently this facility is available for selected countries. Please check your county name before using it.

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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  1. I am unable to get the single code in I am using indian mobile services and the in the country options India’s name is not shown please do the needful.

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