If you have forgotten your Microsoft Account Password, you will find below the steps to Reset Microsoft Account Password from the login screen on your Windows 10 computer.
Reset Microsoft Account Password from Login Screen
Local User Account Password in Windows 10 can be easily reset using Control Panel, Password Reset Disk or by Answering security questions.
In case of Microsoft User Accounts, Windows 10 provides the option to Reset Password right on the login screen and also by going to Microsoft’s Password Reset webpage.
All that is required to Reset Microsoft Password from the login screen is to make sure that your computer is connected to internet and follow the onscreen instructions.
Go to the Login Screen > select your Microsoft User Account and click on I Forgot My Password option.
On Recover Your Account screen, enter the Email Address linked to your Microsoft Account, enter the Captcha Characters and click on the Next button.
On the next screen, select Email Address, Phone Number or Authenticator App to receive the security code.
Once you make the selection, Microsoft will send a one-time use Security Code to your selected method. Enter the Security Code on the next screen and press the Enter key.
On the next screen, enter the New Password for your Microsoft Account and click on Next.
While this Password recovery process works well most of the times, it can sometimes run into problems.
In such a case, you can head straight to Microsoft’s Password Reset site and follow the instructions recover your forgotten Microsoft Account Password.
Recover PIN from Login Screen in Windows 10
A similar option to Recover PIN from Login Screen is available, if you had opted for the option to use a 4-digit PIN to login to Microsoft User Account, instead of using your Microsoft Account Password.
All that is required in this case is to select I Forgot My PIN option at the login screen > enter the Password for your Microsoft User Account and follow the instructions to verify your identity.
Once your identity is verified, you will see the option to Enter New PIN to login to your Microsoft User Account.