Forgot Microsoft Account Password

Forgot Microsoft Account Password, How to Get it Back

2013-12-13 11:20:21 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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Help! Forgot Microsoft Account Password

"Forgot my Microsoft account password, what to do?"

"How to Sign in Windows 8 if I forgot Microsoft account password?"

What is Microsoft Account in Windows 8?

To engage in this problem, firstly let's figure out what is Microsoft Account in Windows 8. A Microsoft account in Windows 8 can be the Hotmail account or Windows Live ID you've ever registered, so most Microsoft accounts will probably be associated with a @hotmail.com, @outlook.com, or @live.com email address. You can create a Microsoft account linked to any email address.

Microsoft accounts are commonly used to logon to Windows 8 computers, the Windows Store, Windows Phone devices, Xbox video game systems, Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail.com), Skype, Office 365, SkyDrive, and more. If you forgot Microsoft account password, you need to reset the forgotten password to get back the access to your Windows services.

How to Reset, Change Forgotten Microsoft Account Password?

Here will give you the detailed instruction of resetting your Microsoft account password. Check it right now.

1. Reset Forgotten Microsoft Account Password with the Correct Email Address

  • Step 1. Figure out what email address you're using for your Microsoft account, and that it's the correct account for the device or account you need the password reset for.
  • Step 2. On your computer, go to the Reset your password page. Fill in the blank and click "Next".

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  • Step 3. Choose from the three options in the interface.

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Email me a reset link – Get a reset link sent to the alternative email address that is associated with your account. Try not to forget Microsoft account password and email.

Use my trusted PC – If you have associated a trusted PC with your account, and you're currently using that trusted PC. Then the system confirms you're using a trusted PC, and you're prompted to reset your password.

I can't use any of these options – Click this link if the reset link and trusted PC options do not work. For detailed info about how to proceed after you click this link, keep reading.

2. Reset Forgotten Microsoft Account Password with Other Options

Option 1: You can still get access to your Microsoft account by completing an online account recovery form if you can't use any of the password reset options. Go to Recover your Microsoft account, follow the steps in the section above and choose "I can't use any of these options". Then, follow the prompts to complete the online account recovery form to recover your account.

After you complete the online account recovery form, you'll receive an email acknowledge that your request has been received, and you will receive a response to that request within 24 hours.

Option 2: Check Xbox Live gamertag if you have access to your Xbox console. But if you forgot Microsoft account password and Xbox, then skip this option.

  • Step 1. Go to Settings and then select Account.

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  • Step 2. Select "Manage Payment Options" to view information about your payment instruments and account information. In there, you can see other passwords you've used for your Xbox account and other your Microsoft account email address.

Thus, just sign in on the next page with your new Microsoft account password.

What you're using instead is a traditional "local account" meaning the slightly more involved How To Reset a Windows 8 Password tutorial is what you need to follow.

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