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Reset Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password from Login Screen

If you forgot Windows 10 Microsoft account password and get stuck at the login screen. You can now reset your password and PIN straight from the lock screen after verifying your account identity. This article describes two methods to reset/recover lost Microsoft account password from the login screen.

Option 1: reset/recover Microsoft account password from the Login screen

With the new update of Windows 10( Fall Creators Update), you are able to recover PIN or password from the lock screen on Windows 10 directly. Here is how to do that in easy steps.

Step 1: Click on the I forgot my password link under the Password box while on the sign-in screen.

Click I forgot my password link

Step 2: Then enter the characters you see on the screen.

Enter characters

Step 3: You can verify your account through the alternate email ID or linked mobile number. Select how you would like to get your security code, enter the required information, and click on Send code.

Verify your account

Step 4: After you enter the code on the next screen, you'll be able to make a new password.

Enter new password

Option 2: Reset Windows 10 password using Windows Password Refixer

If you forgot your Microsoft account password and you were unable to verify your identity on above recovery method. You can also reset your Windows 10 Microsoft password from the login screen with Windows password reset tool. Here is how.

Step 1: First of all, you have to create a bootable Windows password reset disk on an available computer.

Step 2: Have your locked Windows 10 PC to boot from the USB drive you just created.

Step 3: After the locked computer boots up from USB disk, Windows Password Refixer program displays. Select your Windows system and the user account whose password you forgot. Then click the Reset Password button to reset it.

Reset Windows 10 MS password

Step 4: It will reset the password and provide you a default one note down this password, and then click Yes.

Confirm to reset MS account password

Step 5: Click Reboot and unplug the USB drive, your Surface Book tablet will restart.

Click Reboot button

When Windows system boots, you can access your Surface using the default password it provides.