Changing your password is a common response to account hacks. Unfortunately, it isn’t enough.
It turns out that resetting your Windows account password is frighteningly easy as long as you have physical access to the machine.
Forgot your Hotmail password? Your Outlook.com password? There are a couple of ways to regain access to your account. Using recovery information you set up originally, or information you can remember about the account, I’ll show you how to go about getting your account back.
Many online services request that you provide additional information such as your phone number. I’ll look at how that’s typically used and why it’s a good thing.
Windows includes a little-known and little-used feature that allows you to reset your Windows password if you’ve lost or forgotten it. There’s only one catch: you need to prepare.