How to Reset Your Xbox Live Password

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How to Reset Your Xbox Live Password
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In order to access Xbox Live, you must create an account via monthly payments from a credit card. After establishing the account, you have the option of setting a password for it. If you did this, and have forgotten your password, you will need to reset it from the Xbox's "Account Management" menu.

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Things you need

  • Credit card you used to sign up for Xbox Live

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  1. 1

    Turn on your Xbox console to access the "Account Management" menu. Ensure that there is no disc in the tray.

  2. 2

    Type in any phrase in the password field. You basically want to bring up the prompt with two options: "Try Again" and "I Forgot My Pass Code," with a "CLEAR" button.

  3. 3

    Select the "CLEAR" option, then press the "A-button." When prompted, type in the last four digits of the credit card you used to sign up for Xbox Live, then submit it.

  4. 4

    Reset your password.

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