For Windows users who use Microsoft account as Windows 8 credentials, you can easily reset your lost Windows 8 password from any browser, on any computer or device, including your smartphone. This is because Microsoft manages those accounts online.
If you chose Email me a reset link, you'll be presented with one or more email addresses that you've previously associated with your Microsoft account.Head to Next and you'll get a screen informing you that "We've sent a password reset link to these email addresses". Check your email account and open the email from Microsoft account team. Click the password reset link included in that email to reset your Microsoft account password.
Chose this option, you'll have a code sent to the phone number you've associated with your Microsoft account. This code will be made available to you either via text message or phone call. Once you receive the code, enter it in the "Enter your code" field and then press Submit.
If neither of the above options works for you, this option could be your last resort. Click this option and then enter your Microsoft account email address in the Email address field and provide an alternative email address that Microsoft's support team can reach. Then click Next to proceed.You will then be displayed the Recover your Microsoft account page on which you should enter and submit your info. Then wait for the email from Microsoft account team, and click the password reset link in the email to get your new password.
To prevent your computer being hacked, you can reset or change your Microsoft account password regularly, say every 2 months. This takes only several minutes.
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