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Published: February 11, 2016 | Applies to:

Learn how to fix "Click here to enter your most recent credential - Your Microsoft account needs you to sign in again." notifications in Windows 10.

Due to increased number of threats for your email accounts, it is often recommended to keep changing your sign-in passwords after a certain interval. If you update your password regularly, hackers may find it difficult to crack even with brute force attacks.

We’ve already seen that Windows 10 can be experienced fully when you switch to Microsoft account from your local account. By using Microsoft account as your primary account, you won’t need to sign-in for apps again and again. Hence, using Microsoft account makes your usage of Windows 10 more simpler and easier. But if you’ve changed your Microsoft account password recently, you may came around some unusual notifications in Action Center, asking you to sign in again. Have a look:

Click here to enter your most recent credential

Your Microsoft account needs you to sign in again.

FIX - Your Microsoft Account Needs You To Sign In Again In Windows 10

If you’re facing this issue, you might have already observed that even after signing in with correct credentials and verifying yourself, there are no changes in the situation and the notification keeps popping up. After investing a bit on this, we found that old credentials saved by Windows Credential Manager is the root cause for this problem. Hence if you remove old passwords saved by Windows, this issue can be resolved then. Here is how:

FIX : Your Microsoft Account Needs You To Sign In Again Message In Windows 10

1. Press W8K + R and type explorer shell:::{1206F5F1-0569-412C-8FEC-3204630DFB70} in the Run dialog box, hit Enter key to open Credential Manager snap-in.

FIX - Your Microsoft Account Needs You To Sign In Again In Windows 10

See this fix if you can’t open Credential Manager in Windows 10.

2. In Credential Manager window, switch to Windows Credentials tab. Then scroll down and expand Generic Credentials section. Here, you’ll find that your Microsoft account is listed via MicrosoftAccount:user=<Microsoft Account> name. Click on downward arrow next to it and then click Remove.

FIX - Your Microsoft Account Needs You To Sign In Again In Windows 10

3. Click Yes in following window to confirm your choice. Close Credential Manager.

FIX - Your Microsoft Account Needs You To Sign In Again In Windows 10

Once you removed old credentials, you should verify your existing Microsoft account once and the issue will be resolved by that.

Hope this helps! Go here to learn how to use Identity Verification App to protect your Microsoft account.


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