I have changed my microsoft account password, will it affect my windows 10 operation? Do i have to login again on the PC?

Well I forgot my Microsoft account password so I reset it. How will it affect my windows 10 login?
Hi Kedar, if you log into Windows 10 with your Microsoft Account, then yes, you will have to use the new password to log into Windows 10

If you log into Windows with a local account, your login will be unaffected . . .
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Hi Kedar. I'm Greg, a volunteer installation specialist and 8 year Windows MVP, here to help you.

The new password should work on your PC providing it is able to connect to the internet from the sign-in page.

However that may not be enough if settings in your Account were changed. See here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12429/...

You can try a few restarts from the power icon in bottom right corner.

If nothing else works you can try resetting your PC from Advanced startup Options, but you may need to use the bootable media option since it's the only one that doesn't require password to enter.

I hope this helps. Feel free to ask back any questions and let us know how it goes. I will keep working with you until it's resolved.
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It won't affect your Windows 10 installation, files or applications, but you will need to use the new password to sign into Windows 10 and also sign into the Windows Store; and other apps and services that use your Microsoft Account in Windows 10.

One of the things you should do after signing is verify your account:

Sign in to the Microsoft account website http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=615757, and go to the Your info section.
Select Manage how you sign in to Microsoft.
Select Verify next to the email address, and then Send me verification email.


you could restart the process by opening your web browser then try signing to a Microsoft service such as Outlook.com

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/outl...

You will also need to use that same account and new password to sign into other devices you might use.
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Thanks for replying. There's no 'verify' option besides my email address there. It says "myemailID (primary alias)" and there's an option to remove that alias, that's it.

Anyway, my query is I have changed my MS account password using another system (which is a mac). Now do I have to verify the new password on my windows 10 machine? if yes then how to do that?

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Thanks for replying.

I have changed my password using another system (a mac) so do I have to verify or change my MS account password on windows 10? If yes then how to do that?

I'm worried that I won't be able to sign into my PC.

Also, I use a PIN to sign in not the actual MS account password.

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You might not have to verify it, but in most cases, the link in my previous reply or simply signing into Outlook.com should verify it. Or if you open Start > Settings > Accounts > Your info, there will be a link to verify account.
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What happens when you try the PIN to sign in?

If you're using a Microsoft Account on the PC it should sync with the new password, but sometimes takes awhile and may not if the Sign-in screen cannot connect to the internet. So I'd try signing in with the PIN, then Log Off your account and try signing back in with the password, which you can specify in the link under the PIN sign in box.
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