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Users with Windows 8 had options to link their Microsoft Account to log in to their PCs and Tablets. The company had also provided the option to log in with a PIN or an image code. Users for Forgotten password had to go to a web page for resetting the password to re login to their Microsoft account.

But now with the latest Insider Preview Build 16237 for Windows 10 which was released to the Fast Ring Insiders, Microsoft has brought a new login screen with a button to reset the password directly from the lock screen.

By clicking on the button users will be able to change/reset their login passwords. First step users will be asked to enter a captcha on the screen, second step a security code needs to be confirmed which is received by the users on their registered mobile number or email stored in the account. After entering the Code received to the mobile number, users will be allowed to change or reset their password by entering a new password.

The new feature will make it easy for users who generally are not good at remembering passwords and would not have to go through the steps of logging into the email id for resetting a password by clicking on the reset link.

This feature is currently available only for users on the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 16237 Fast Ring. This feature should reach the general public once the official roll out of Falls Creators update begins in September.

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Akshay Waghray

Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.