If you update your Microsoft account password you might get a message to “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)“. Even if you supply the most current password for your account the message won’t go away.
Of course, you might think that switching from a Microsoft account to a local account and then back to a Microsoft Account the prompts would stop. Well… wrong! Every few days you would get prompt to enter your most recent password. This can be very frustrating!
This issue might be related with the way that Microsoft account credentials are stored in Credentials Manager in Control Panel – they are not being updated with the most recent password when it it’s typed in.
Solution to fix “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password”
There is an easy fix for this – locate the credentials and delete it. To do that follow the next steps:
- Open Control Panel (press Win Key + X) and select User Accounts and Family Safety.
- Under Credential Manager select Manage Windows Credentials
- Make sure Windows Credentials is selected and locate Generic Credentials
- Locate the credentials named MicrosoftAccount:user=Your account_name and delete it.
- Log out and then log in with your account. The MicrosoftAccount:user= will be created again and the “Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password” prompt will not pop-up again.
If you are using CCleaner application you might want to turn off the “Network Password” option, because it can interfere with the system:
This fix works for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.