Please, don't call me man, we haven't raised chickens on a farm together for all I know. A little respect won't hurt, especially if you want help. It's not my fault if you omitted the obvious.
So you finally got a reset link from Hotmail rather than going around in circles. Patience is a vertu.
May I ask for which purpose you are using this Hotmail account ? Is it for business or strickly for personal correspondance?