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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.



  1. Arun lal D S

    June 21, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    waoo….nice article thankz

  2. Brent Mews

    July 15, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    Appreciate the recommendation! I will give it a try.

  3. Monis

    January 5, 2011 at 12:34 PM

    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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