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Locked Out of Microsoft Account on Windows 10

So you get locked out of your Microsoft account on Windows 10 and can’t be able to sign in to your PC?

Now, many people sign in to Windows 8/10 with Microsoft account, which is a combination of email address and password. As the password should be at least 8 characters, it may be easy to forget the password and make the account locked. But there is no need to worry. It’s a piece of cake to unlock Microsoft account on Windows 10.

2 options if locked out of Microsoft account on Windows 10

Option 1: Sign into Windows 10 with another account

If your Microsoft account is locked, just let it be now if you are in a hurry to get into your PC and then switch to use another available local account or Microsoft account to sign in to your Windows 10.

Option 2: Unlock Microsoft account on Windows 10

You must hope to recover your locked Microsoft account more if you have important files/data/emails stored in the account. Luckily, there are two ways.

Way 1: Recover Microsoft account with Microsoft service

When you attempt to sign in Windows 10 with an incorrect password, you will get a message that contains the link allowing you to reset the password. Note down the link.

Link to recover Microsoft account

On any computer or mobile phone device, open the link in the browser. Then follow its guide to recover your Microsoft account.

Recover locked Microsoft account

Way 2: Unlock Microsoft account on Windows 10 with the iSumsoft tool

If you have problems recovering your locked account with Microsoft service, iSumsoft tool can help you unlock your Microsoft account by password reset.

Step 1: Create a password-reset USB

1. On any one computer you can access as administrator, download and install Windows Password Refixer tool.

2. Launch this tool and follow its steps to burn it to a USB flash drive so that you can get a password-reset USB device.

Create disk

Step 2: Boot locked Windows 10 PC from USB

Connect the password-reset USB drive into your locked PC and boot PC from the USB.

Step 3: Unlock Microsoft account

After PC boots, iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer program will run.

1. Select the locked Microsoft account on your Windows 10, and click on Reset Password button.

Select locked Microsoft account

2. When asked if you want to set the password to iSumsoft@2014, just click Yes to agree. Once the password is reset, the Microsoft account gets unlocked.

Reset password and unlock Microsoft account

3. Click Reboot button and exit the USB drive when prompted. Then your PC will restart normally.

Reboot PC

4. After PC restarts, you can sign in Windows 10 with the Microsoft account using the new password: iSumsoft@2014.

Conclusion: A Microsoft account can be locked for many reasons, for instance, the password is forgotten, lost, or hacked by others, too many failed login attempts and so on. Anyhow, Microsoft provides online service allowing you to unlock your account and Windows Password Refixer tool also helps perfectly reset Microsoft account password on Windows 8/8.1/10 if you've added your Microsoft account in your Windows.