Windows 10: password totally lost. Now what?

  1.    12 Jun 2016 #1 password totally lost. Now what?

    Installing Outlook 2013 and its primary email account on a new drive (same PC) and working to add my as an additional account. With amazing stupidity I have lost/forgotten my password.
    I am unable to find anyplace where MS will allow me to change my password without entering the "old" password.. which is lost. I can log into my MS account just fine, but that doesn't get me anywhere with Outlook. Anybody know the approach to changing or retrieving the password?
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  3.    13 Jun 2016 #3

    Are the and Microsoft Account passwords the same?

    Thank you. Your suggestion led me to a password-changing location, but I was hesitant to go farther because it seemed to want to change my Microsoft Account password. I'm not at all sure that the .com password and the MS account password are identical. My MS Account password works fine, but it doesn't work on
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       13 Jun 2016 #4

    Could you setup another account to use as the additional eMail for Outlook 2013?
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  5.    13 Jun 2016 #5

    Thanks Slarty, I'll explore that option.
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