How to Reset Microsoft Account Password

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For now, the latest Windows operating systems are Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10. All these versions have some distinct feature from each other, they are the upgraded versions from the previous ones and give the best experience to their users.

If by mistake you forgot Admin password it will bring along a feeling of frustration and helplessness, the inability to get access to your computer will not allow you to do anything, be it some official work or if you want to do something else. If you forget your password and your Microsoft account is also associated with the windows, then you are in big trouble. Your account gave you access to all the services and products developed by Microsoft like One Drive, X Box, Skype, and This article will provide an easier way to gain access to them again without complex operation.

Part 1: How to Reset your Microsoft account Password with a Password Reset Disk

You need to create a reset disk for Microsoft Password Reset, before you come to the unfortunate situation when you forget your password. There is no use in creating a password reset disk from another computer, as it can only be done by the Administrator of the forgotten password computer.

Here is a step by step guide to create a Microsoft password reset disk:

Step 1: Insert a floppy disk or a USB disk and make sure to format it. Right click on the drive and from the drop-down menu select Forma.

format usb drive

Step 2: Open the start menu and go to control panel and select user accounts and family safety.  In user accounts, select the create password reset disk from the left-hand side panel.

create password reset disk

Step 3:: after the "forgotten password wizard" appears, select the USB drive, which you want to create as a reset disk and click on "Next".

forgotten password wizard

Step 4: wait for the process to complete and then click on "Next" and then "Finish". Take out the flash drive from the system.

Step 5: once the disk has been created, then Insert the USB drive back and restart the system.

restart the system

Step 6: on the Welcome Screen of Windows 7, you will the link of "Reset Password". Click on the link and the next dialog box named "Password Reset Wizard" will appear.

welcome screen reset password link

Step 7: on the password reset wizard dialog box, you can reset your password and provide a hint for the password and then click "Next".

password reset wizard

Step 8: Now you have successfully performed Microsoft Windows 7 password reset process.

windows 7 password reset completed

Complex procedure:

The Process of creating a Microsoft password reset disk and then resetting your password with it takes some Time to complete and there can be some complexities in the process. You may sometimes get an error message saying "an error occurred while the wizard was attempting to set the password for this user account". You can also encounter troubles regarding the boot procedure, it may happen that sometimes the system may not read the disk bringing you back to square one. Instead of going through this process you can also use some tools developed for this purpose saving you the trouble of going through the long process.

Part: 2 How to Reset Your Microsoft Account Password by PassFab 4WinKey

PassFab 4WinKey: A tool for Microsoft Windows Password Reset and Recovery needs.

PassFab is an organization which excels in developing efficient password recovery tools for everyone. They have successfully helped a number of people and organizations to recover their lost or stolen passwords with the help of many productive tools like PassFab 4WinKey. With this tool you can create a Windows Password reset disk, it can be a CD or a DVD or a USB, boot the created disk and lastly recover your password Finishing the Process of Microsoft password reset.

Steps of using Windows Password Recovery tool to rest your Microsoft account Password:

Step 1. on the Windows Password Recovery tool, you will see the Select Windows option on the Left side; here you have to Select the Windows associated with your Microsoft account and click on Next.

selection dialog box

Step 2. From the list, select your Microsoft account username and go to the reset password column on the bottom of the dialog box. Click on Next and wait for the confirmation page.

microsoft account password reset

Step 3. On the next page, you will get the confirmation details your Microsoft account password reset. Reboot the system and you are good to go.

microsoft account reboot


The article explains the process of creating a windows recovery disk and resetting the password with the help of the disk. In the next part, it explains an easy and effective method of resetting the Windows 7 and Microsoft account password with PassFab 4WinKey tool, designed particularly for reset password functions and other account modifications of the system.


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