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3 Options to Reset Microsoft Account Password on Windows 10

Forgot your Microsoft account password and couldn’t sign in to Windows 10? Take it easy! Here are three options to reset Microsoft account password on Windows 10.


Option 1: Reset Microsoft account password from Windows 10 login screen

Starting with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can reset your Microsoft account password directly from the login screen.

Step 1: Click on the "I forgot my password" link under the Password box on the login screen.

click I forgot my password

Step 2: You will be asked to verify your account. Choose your linked email address or phone number, enter the required information, and then click on Get code.

click Get code

Step 3: Enter the code you received, and then click Next.

enter your code

Step 4: If you have turned on two-step verification for your Microsoft account, you’ll be asked to verify your identity using a second piece of security info. Select your second verification option, enter the required information, and then click Get code. If you didn’t turn on two-step verification, you will go straight to Step 6.

verify identity again

Step 5: Enter the code you received and click Next.

Step 6: The “Reset your password’ page appears. Enter a new password, and then click Next.

type your new password

Step 7: Your Microsoft account password is reset successfully. Click Sign in and you will return to the Windows 10 login screen. Then enter the new Microsoft account password to sign in to Windows 10.

password is reset

Option 2: Reset Microsoft account password in a browser

If you can still log in to Windows 10 with your PIN, or if you have another available device with internet access, you can reset your Microsoft account password from a browser.

Open any browser and go to https://account.live.com/password/reset. Enter the email address you use as your Microsoft account, and click Next.

enter Microsoft account email address

Select a verification option to get your security code, then enter the code you received, and finally you can reset your Microsoft account password. This procedure is almost the same as that in Method 1.

reset your password

Option 3: Reset Microsoft account password with Windows Password Refixer

If you failed to recover your Microsoft account with the two previous methods, a professional Windows password reset tool like iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer will be the last solution. iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer removes the Microsoft account password stored on the operating system drive so that you can sign in to Windows 10 without a password. Here are the steps.

Step 1: Burn Windows Password Refixer to a USB drive.

Download and install Windows Password Refixer on any working computer. Launch this tool, and choose USB device > insert a USB flash drive into the computer > Click Begin burning. This will create a bootable Windows password reset USB.

burn to usb

Step 2: Boot the computer from the USB drive.

Insert the USB drive you just created in Step 1 into the computer on which you need to reset your Microsoft account password. Then make the computer boot from the USB drive.

Step 3: Reset Microsoft account password.

After the computer boots from the USB drive, Windows Password Refixer will display on the screen. Select the Microsoft account, and then click Reset Password.

click Reset Password

Click Yes and the Microsoft account password will be changed to blank.

click Yes

Click Reboot. Click Yes and remove the USB drive from the computer speedily. The computer will restart and automatically log in to your Microsoft account without a password.

click Reboot

Tips: iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer just removes the Microsoft account password stored on your local disk to help you regain access to Windows 10. But it does not remove or reset your email account password which is stored on Microsoft server. So, if you sign in to your Microsoft account on the browser or other device, the password is still needed. If you have lost all your verification options and can’t recover your Microsoft account, you have to create a new Microsoft account.