Learn how to reset your password in Windows 8 in just a few short steps:
If you are reading this article then you already have completed step 1 which is you must have an internet connection. Of course, you may have to use your neighbor’s computer, or get one of your children to bring over a laptop that you could borrow for a few minutes.
Simply navigate to: account.live.com/password/reset
Follow the instructions on the Microsoft Website by filling in your email address and typing the characters you see:
Next you will be asked which method you want to use for resetting your password, choose either by email or text message to your cell phone (make sure you can receive text messages if you choose the cell phone option.)
You can always choose to fill out the questionnaire, it will just take longer.
The fastest way is to choose the text message on the cell phone. Microsoft sends you a code that you input into the computer screen and you are then allowed to change your password. NOTE: You have to use a different password, one that you have not recently used.
Once you have changed your password, you can log on to your Windows 8 computer using your new password.