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3 Options to Reset Microsoft Account Password in Windows 8

Microsoft account can be used to log onto Windows 8/8.1 and the latest Windows 10. Occasionally you may need to reset Microsoft account password in Windows 8/8.1. For example, when you forgot Microsoft account password unable to log onto Windows 8, or when you just want to change the password to a new one. In any case, it should be very easy and you have three options.


Option 1: Reset Microsoft account password within Windows 8

If you still can log into Windows 8 as your Microsoft account and want to change the old password to a new one. It's so easy.

Step 1: Press Win + X keys and select Control Panel.
Step 2: Click the User Accounts and Family Safety link.
Step 3: Click the User Accounts link.
Step 4: Click Make changes to my account in PC settings.

Click Make changes to my account in PC settings

Step 5: Select Users tab on the left side and then click/tap on the Change your password button under Sign-in options on the right side.

Click Change your password

Step 6: Enter your current password and then new password. So you can reset your Microsoft account password to a new one. Next time you log can into Windows 8 as your Microsoft account with the new password.

Tips: You may need to enter your phone number to receive verification code to verify.

Option 2: Reset Microsoft account password via E-mail verification

If you are trying to use Microsoft account to log into Windows 8/8.1 or the latest Windows 10 but find you forgot its password, what can be done? You can switch to the local user account login, but you must want to regain access to the Microsoft account if some important data/files are stored in this account. Fortunately, it’s easy to reset Microsoft account password when locked out of Windows 8.1/8. Just go to Microsoft account password reset page and follow its steps to reset password.

Microsoft account password reset page

Option 3: Reset Windows 8 Microsoft account password with Windows Password Refixer

It may happen that you can’t receive the security code or some other situations while resetting password via email verification. What can you do in this case? Fortunately, the latest version of iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer Ultimate supports to reset both local account password and Microsoft account password in Windows 8.

Step 1: Download and installation.

Download iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer Ultimate and install it on any one computer you can access as administrator.

Step 2: Create a bootable drive.

1. Run this software.
2. Insert a USB or CD/DVD flash drive into the computer with this software installed.
3. Follow the software’s guide to burn it into the flash drive. You get a bootable drive when burning successfully.

Burning Successfully

Step 3: Boot computer from the bootable drive.

Boot your Windows 8 computer in which you forgot Microsoft account password from the bootable USB or CD/DVD drive.

Tips: Refer to How to Boot Your Computer from USB Drive or Boot a Computer from CD/DVD Drive.

Step 4: Reset Microsoft account password.

Select your Windows 8 and the Microsoft account. Then click the Reset button. Password should be reset to a new one.

Select Microsoft account and click Reset button

Tips: As Microsoft account passwords must have at least 8 characters and contain at least two of the following: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. So iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer resets Microsoft account password to iSumsoft@2014.

reset microsoft account password to iSumsoft@2014

Step 5: Reboot computer.

Exit the bootable USB or CD/DVD flash drive and click the Reboot button. Then your computer will restart normally and you can log into Windows 8 with the new Microsoft account password.