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How to reset Microsoft account password- Recover Forgotten Password?

Friday, 21 August 49 Views

How to reset Microsoft account password or recover your forgotten Microsoft account password - yes there is no denial that in order to keep the account secure we tend to keep the password which is very strong and then we forget however same can be reset by taking the steps as

  • One will be required to go on http://account.live.com/password/reset and enter the email address, phone number or Skype name and then select next
  • In order to get the security code one needs to select alternate contact email address or phone number associated with the account and click on next
  • One will be required to enter the requested information as last four digits of your phone number or may even the complete email address in order to verify that tat it is your email address or phone number and then select Get code
  • One will be required to enter the security code in the required field and then select Next
  • Now you will get the option to enter the new password and you will be required to enter the same for the conformation, one has to ensure that the should be minimum of eight characters

By taking the steps as above one will be able to use the account with the new password and one should also consider changing the password from time to time.

Few Suggestions – to recover Microsoft Account

  • If the account was used to send the email
  • In case the account was used with Windows Live messenger and to check for the same log in that and see if you are able to see the credentials by logging out and then logging back in
  • If in the past you have used other system to login then go to https://login.live .com on that device and then click on account name box and use the down key on the keyboard which will show up the details of the previous logins and might show the Microsoft account name
  • If you use any paid service with the Microsoft account, then one can contact the customer support for help in identifying the Microsoft account

In case one is still not able to get the information, then would request you to create new account

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