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Deleting MS account without password?

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    Deleting MS account without password?


    Hello,

    I have a really big problem, i forgot my MS account password... because i never used it. So now i want to make my win8 to local only user account, but i need ms account password to delete the account. Is this anyway without reinstalling windows to do this?
    Note: Recovery options for password recovery doesn't work... i don't have any.

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    Hello Trilis, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Please elaborate on what's not working on the password recovery.

    You should be able to reset the password instead using step 2 and 5 in OPTION TWO the tutorial below on any computer.

    Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8
    Last edited by Brink; 30 May 2014 at 08:56. Reason: clarifying more
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    I really don't want to be rude, but have you read my POST? I can't do the recovery, no recovery option is working for me... So i'm looking for alternative option to delete microsoft account from windows.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    I most certainly read your post, and is why I'm asking you to give more details other than "no recovery option is working for me". Any error messages? Some screenshots?

    You will not be doing a "recovery", but a "reset" of the password instead.

    Once you reset the password, you will be able to sign in to your Microsoft account in Windows to be able to switch it to a local account like you wanted.
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