How to Fix 'Click here to enter your most recent credential' in Windows 10
Windows 10 shows the "Click here to enter your most recent credential" notification when it is required to verify your identity by asking for your password. It usually appears after you change your password, reset your password, or change the primary alias for your Microsoft Account. Sometimes this notification continues to appear even after entering the correct credentials. Here's how to fix this issue.
Clicking the above message redirects you to the ‘Verify your Microsoft Account Info’ screen where you type in the correct password to proceed with the remaining tasks. If the message continues to be displayed, it creates a massive disturbance for your workflow.
Why Does It Happen
Resetting the password and changing the primary alias for your Microsoft account are the common reasons which can trigger your system to show this notification continuously. The main problem arises if Windows 10 somehow fails to update or save the new password. You won’t face this problem after changing the password for any local user account. For online and network accounts passwords are saved in Credential Manager of Windows 10. Keeping in mind this information, it is easy to resolve the issue.
To fix 'Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Credential' in Windows 10,
- Open the Control Panel.
- Go to Control Panel\User Accounts\Credential Manager.
- Click on the Windows Credentials icon.
- Under the Generic Credentials section, find your Microsoft Account listed as a MicrosoftAccount:user=(email address) credential.
- Expand its line and click on 'Remove'.
- You need to click on ‘Yes’ to proceed.
- Sign out and sign in to your user account. Alternatively, you can restart Windows 10.
- Open the Store or OneDrive, and sign in with your Microsoft account. Windows will remember your correct credentials.
You are done.
Following these simple steps will solve the issue, so you will not encounter the same annoying message again and again, and will be able to return to your normal work in Windows 10.
Tip: Check out the post How to Remove Saved RDP Credentials in Windows 10.
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