Windows 10 will soon let you recover your Microsoft Account password from the lockscreen

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Microsoft is finally adding one of the much-requested features of Windows 10. The software maker is currently testing a new feature in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update with Windows Insiders which will make it much easier to recover Microsoft Accounts.

In the latest preview of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft has added an “I forgot my password” option to those using passwords to lock their computers. Users using Windows Hello or a pin will also be able to access the new password reset option by going to the other sign-in options. Once you start the password reset process, Windows 10 takes you to the OOBE where Cortana will help you reset the password. It will first ask you to verify yourself using your secondary email, your phone number, or Microsoft Authenticator. Once verified, you will be able to reset the password and that’s pretty much it.

While this may sound like a minor feature, it’s something that’s been missing in Windows 10 for a while. Users with a Microsoft Account previously had to use another device to reset the password for their account which is quite annoying, but that will no longer be the case with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that’s releasing sometime around September of this year.

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