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How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password

What should I do if I forgot my password?

what you need to know

  • at account recovery On the page, enter your Microsoft email address or alternative email address, phone number, or Skype name.
  • Confirm your identity when prompted. Please enter a new password.
  • Choose It is registered Sign in to your Microsoft account with your new password.

This article explains how to reset your Microsoft account password using the Microsoft account recovery page in your web browser. Resetting your Microsoft account password will change your password for all websites and services that use your Microsoft account.

How to reset your Microsoft account password

A Microsoft account is a single sign-on account. This means you can use a single account to log in to different services. Microsoft accounts are commonly used to sign in to Windows 11, Windows 10 and Windows 8 computers, Microsoft Store, Windows Phone devices, Xbox video game systems, Outlook.com, Skype, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and more.

If you have forgotten or suspect your Microsoft password has been compromised, reset it. The process is simple.

Open the account recovery page in any browser on any computer or device, including your smartphone.

Enter your Microsoft email address or alternate email address, phone number, or Skype name associated with your account, then next.

Enter the code generated by the authenticator app or sent to an alternate email address or phone number. Choose Use a different authentication method if you have to

While resetting your Microsoft account password, check the ID page.

This screen appears when you need to enter additional information. B. Last 4 digits of your phone number or full email address to receive a verification code via SMS. Enter your information, then select receive code.

Screenshot of the Get Code button on the Microsoft Account Password Reset page

Enter and select the verification code you received next.

Identity Verification Screenshot

If you have two-step verification enabled, you may need to complete another verification process. For example, if you entered a code you received via SMS, you may need to use an authenticator app to get another code.

Enter your desired new password. It must be at least 8 characters long and must separate passwords. Enter your password again and select next.

How to create a strong password

Microsoft requires that passwords that have been used in the past be not used.

Screenshot of new password screen when resetting Microsoft password

You will be notified that your password has been changed. Choose It is registered Sign in to your Microsoft account with your new password.

Screenshot of notification that Microsoft password has been changed.

If you are now resetting your Microsoft account password so that you can sign in to your Windows 11, 10, or 8 computer, make sure you are connected to the Internet at the Windows sign-in screen. If for some reason the current Internet is not available, Windows will not receive a message for a new password from Microsoft’s servers!

I’m trying to reset my Windows 11/10/8 password, but when I try to reset it ~ no If you sign in to Windows with your email address, you cannot use this method without signing in to Windows using your Microsoft account. What we use instead is the traditional “local account”. That said, you’ll have to follow a slightly more complicated tutorial on how to reset your Windows 11/10/8 password.


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How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password

What to do if you’ve forgotten your password

What to Know
At the Recover Your Account page, enter your Microsoft email address or an alternate, a phone number, or Skype name.
Verify your identity when prompted to do so. Enter a new password.
Select Sign In to log in your your Microsoft account using the new password.

This article explains how to reset your Microsoft account password using the Microsoft Recover Your Account page in a web browser. When you reset your Microsoft account password, it changes for all the sites and services you use your Microsoft account for.

How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password

Your Microsoft account is a single sign-on account, meaning that this single account can be used to log on to a number of different services. Microsoft accounts are commonly used to sign on to Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows 8 computers, the Microsoft Store, Windows Phone devices, Xbox video game systems, Outlook.com, Skype, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and more.

Reset your Microsoft password if you have forgotten it or think it might have been compromised. The process is easy.

Open the Recover Your Account page from any browser on any computer or device, even your smartphone.

Enter your Microsoft email address or the alternate email address, phone number, or Skype name associated with the account, and then select Next.

Enter the code that was generated by your authenticator app or sent to your alternate email address or phone number. Choose Use a different verification option if you need to.

You’ll see this screen if you have to complete some other information, such as entering the last four digits of your phone number or your complete email address, so that you can receive a verification code by text. Complete the information and then choose Get code.

Enter the verification code you received and select Next.

You might have to complete the other verification process if you have two-step verification turned on. For example, if you entered the code you received via text message, you might need to also use the authenticator app to get another code.

Enter the desired new password. It must be a minimum of eight characters and is password sensitive. Reenter the password and select Next.

How to Create a Strong Password
Microsoft requires that you do not use a password you have used in the past.

A notification will appear that your password has been changed. Select Sign in to log in to your Microsoft account using the new password.

If you reset your Microsoft account password so you can now log in to your Windows 11, 10, or 8 computer, be sure you’re connected to the internet at the Windows sign-in screen. If for some reason the internet isn’t available to you at this point then Windows won’t get word from Microsoft’s servers about your new password!

If you’re trying to reset your Windows 11/10/8 password, but you do not log in to Windows with an email address, then you’re not using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows and this procedure won’t work for you. What you’re using instead is a traditional “local account” meaning the slightly more involved How to Reset a Windows 11/10/8 Password tutorial is what you need to follow.

#Reset #Microsoft #Account #Password

How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password

What to do if you’ve forgotten your password

What to Know
At the Recover Your Account page, enter your Microsoft email address or an alternate, a phone number, or Skype name.
Verify your identity when prompted to do so. Enter a new password.
Select Sign In to log in your your Microsoft account using the new password.

This article explains how to reset your Microsoft account password using the Microsoft Recover Your Account page in a web browser. When you reset your Microsoft account password, it changes for all the sites and services you use your Microsoft account for.

How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password

Your Microsoft account is a single sign-on account, meaning that this single account can be used to log on to a number of different services. Microsoft accounts are commonly used to sign on to Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows 8 computers, the Microsoft Store, Windows Phone devices, Xbox video game systems, Outlook.com, Skype, Microsoft 365, OneDrive, and more.

Reset your Microsoft password if you have forgotten it or think it might have been compromised. The process is easy.

Open the Recover Your Account page from any browser on any computer or device, even your smartphone.

Enter your Microsoft email address or the alternate email address, phone number, or Skype name associated with the account, and then select Next.

Enter the code that was generated by your authenticator app or sent to your alternate email address or phone number. Choose Use a different verification option if you need to.

You’ll see this screen if you have to complete some other information, such as entering the last four digits of your phone number or your complete email address, so that you can receive a verification code by text. Complete the information and then choose Get code.

Enter the verification code you received and select Next.

You might have to complete the other verification process if you have two-step verification turned on. For example, if you entered the code you received via text message, you might need to also use the authenticator app to get another code.

Enter the desired new password. It must be a minimum of eight characters and is password sensitive. Reenter the password and select Next.

How to Create a Strong Password
Microsoft requires that you do not use a password you have used in the past.

A notification will appear that your password has been changed. Select Sign in to log in to your Microsoft account using the new password.

If you reset your Microsoft account password so you can now log in to your Windows 11, 10, or 8 computer, be sure you’re connected to the internet at the Windows sign-in screen. If for some reason the internet isn’t available to you at this point then Windows won’t get word from Microsoft’s servers about your new password!

If you’re trying to reset your Windows 11/10/8 password, but you do not log in to Windows with an email address, then you’re not using a Microsoft account to sign in to Windows and this procedure won’t work for you. What you’re using instead is a traditional “local account” meaning the slightly more involved How to Reset a Windows 11/10/8 Password tutorial is what you need to follow.

#Reset #Microsoft #Account #Password


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