How to Change Your Microsoft Password Online

This is only for Windows 8/8.1/10 with Internet accounts. This does not work for older versions of Windows or for local accounts. (For older versions of Windows or local accounts, see Changing Your Password on Windows)

Step 1: In your web browser, navigate to and sign in with your Microsoft Live account credentials. On the left side of your screen, click on “Change password”.

Step 2: Verify your email address and click on “Send code”.

Step 3: Check your email for the code that Microsoft has sent you. Enter the code into the box and click “Submit”.

Step 4: Enter your current and new passwords. Reenter your new password and submit. Your Microsoft Live account password should now be changed.

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