Having a Microsoft account password is a very important and sensitive information that we should always keep safe. The Microsoft account password helps you to connect to all the services and the Microsoft store on any device. The Microsoft account is called a single sign-on account, meaning that this single account can be used to log on (sign in) to a number of different services by Microsoft and partner websites. Being a single sign-on account, if the password is changed, it changes for all the services and sites.
The Microsoft account signs into the following:
- Windows 10 computers.
- Windows 8 computers.
- The windows phone devices.
- Xbox video game systems.
- Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail.com).
- OneDrive (formerly Skydrive).
- Office 365.
- The windows store.
Following these easy steps I will help you to reset your Microsoft account password:
How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password
With the steps below changing your Microsoft account wouldn’t take more than 15-20minutes.
Login to the Microsoft Account Password Reset page from any browser on any computer or even your smartphone.
Choose I forgot my password from the options and then tap or click Next.
In the first field, enter the email address you use as your Microsoft account.
In the other field, for security purposes, enter the text you see and then click or tap the Next button.
In the next screen, three options will be presented to help verify the account. They are:
- If you choose one of the email options, you’ll be asked to enter the full email address for verification.
- choosing one of the text options prompts you to enter the last 4 digits of the phone number for verification.
- If you choose the Use an app option, tap or click Next to bring up the Verify your identity screen.
- If you select I don’t have any of these, tap or click Next to bring up the Recover your account screen.
Under the Where should we contact you? section, enter a valid email address where you can be contacted in regards to the reset procedure and then click Next. Be sure to type an email address that’s different than the one you don’t have access to! You could use a friend’s address if you don’t have another one to enter.
Check that email account for a message from Microsoft that includes a code you need to enter in on the Recover your account screen.
On the following few screens, enter everything you can about yourself and your account that might help Microsoft identify you. Some things include name, birth date, location information, previously used passwords, etc.
On the Your information has been submitted page, click OK. If the information provided is correct, you might be contacted by Microsoft (at the email address you provided during this reset procedure) immediately via email or up to 24 hours later if someone has to manually look at your provided information. Once you do get an email from Microsoft account team, follow whatever steps they provide.
In the New password field, enter the new password you’d like to use for your Microsoft account and again in the Reenter password field.
Click or touch Next. Assuming all was successful, you should see the Your account has been recovered screen.
Tap or click Next again to exit.
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