How to reset password from the lock screen in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 is the best desktop operating system Microsoft has released to the public in recent years. Windows 10 fixes a lot of errors in its predecessors, while introducing a whole slew of new things, making it a perfect choice for Windows newcomers.

Microsoft has been working hard to improve its desktop operating system since the launch day. Back in October, the Redmond company released the fifth software update of Windows 10, known as the Fall Creators Update with small and welcome additions. One of the highlights of the Fall Creators Update lies in the ability to reset password from the lock screen. This is a great feature especially if you happen to forget your account password.

In this guide, we will go through the steps to reset password from the lock screen in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Before we begin, note that resetting password will not help you recover your forgotten password. Instead, this method allows you to create a new one.

How to reset password from the lock screen in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Step one: From the lock screen, hit the I forgot my password under the input field, then enter the captcha letters and hit Next

Step two: Next up, select your recovery email address and then complete the email challenge

Step three: Hit Send Code button and you will receive a verification code on your phone or computer. Enter your code into the input field and click Next

Step four: Now just simply click Next to go back to the sign-in screen and then enter your new password.

How to reset PIN from the lock screen in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you wish to reset PIN in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can easily do this from the lock screen. Here is how.

Step one: Click I forgot my PIN from the lock screen and then enter your Microsoft account password

Step two: Hit Next and then select your recovery email. After that, complete the challenge and then click Next

Step three: Once you are done, you will receive a verification code on your phone or computer. Enter the code and proceeding with clicking on Next

Step four: Click Continue and set up a new PIN

Step five: Now just simply hit OK to complete the task.

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