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I have following problem:

I have Windows 8.1 and few weeks ago I have created an user with faked microsoft account data. Now I have forgotten the password and I can not reset this password, because I used faked second e-mail for my data and faked names.

The same PC has an administrator account. How can I reset the password of the forgotten account?

I think, I have to change the Microsoft Account in a local account, but how? I don't see such option..

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Settings -> Change PC Settings -> Switch to a local account -> Change your password – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 22 '14 at 19:59
@techie007 I can not login in to my Microsoft Account, because I don't have the password. But I can login into my Admin account, but frome there I can not change the other Microsoft Account to local account – Sankp Apr 22 '14 at 20:05
Have you tried going to and resetting your account password there yet? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 22 '14 at 20:08
Yes. But it is impossible, because all data there was faked: Not a real name, not real address, not real second e-mail. So the question is: Can an Admin User, change an different User who uses a Microsoft Account to a local account. – Sankp Apr 22 '14 at 20:10
Then you're probably screwed dude, give up and make a new account to use on that computer (local or otherwise). :) – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Apr 22 '14 at 20:11

From MS's page What to do if you forget your Windows password:

If you've forgotten your Windows password, there are several ways to retrieve or reset it:

  • If your PC is on a domain, your system administrator must reset your password.
  • If you're using a Microsoft account, you can reset your password online. For more info, go to the Reset your password webpage.
  • If you're using a local account, use your password hint as a reminder.

If you've tried these suggestions and still can't sign in:

  • If you have Windows 8.1, you'll need to reinstall Windows.
  • If you have Windows RT 8.1, you'll need to contact your PC manufacturer.
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