Fix: ‘Click Here to Enter Your Most Recent Password’ in Windows

By: Marian Cularea
3 minute read

In Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 there is a particular bug and it will give you the message that you need to enter your most recent password. We have found a fix to this issue and by following the lines below you will find out exactly what to do to solve your “Click here to enter your most recent password” message in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
Fix 'Click here to enter your most recent password' problem in Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Under the Action Center feature in your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 you will also have a red X giving you the message “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)” and although you can enter your password there and temporarily fix this issue after a reboot of the Operating System you will be prompt again with this message.

Solve: “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)” message in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10:

First step:

  1. From the Start window in your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 you will need to start writing the following: “Control Panel” without the quotes.
  2. It should automatically find the Control Panel feature.
  3. Left click or tap on the “Control Panel” icon after the search is finished.
  4. In the Control Panel window Left click or tap on the “User Accounts and Family Safety” feature.
  5. In the “User Accounts and Family Safety” Left click or tap on the “Credential Manager” feature to open it.
  6. Left click or tap on the “Windows Credentials” feature to open it.
  7. Look for the “Generic Credentials” topic in this window.
  8. Left click or tap to select “MicrosoftAccount:user=your username”
    Note: instead of “your username” in the line above it should the user you are using.
  9. Left click or tap on the “Edit” button in this topic.
  10. From the “Edit” window you should be able to change the password you are using.
  11. After you changed the password left click or tap on the “Save” button.
  12. Close all the windows you opened so far.
  13. Reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device.
  14. After the device starts up check again to see if you still get the message “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)”.

Second step:

If only the notification itself is causing trouble you will find out how to disable it in the step below.

  1. From the Start screen in Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 move the mouse cursor over to the upper right side of the screen.
  2. Left click or tap on the “Settings” feature present in the Charms bar you opened.
  3. Left click or tap on the “Change PC settings” feature.
  4. Left click or tap on the “Search and Apps” feature.
  5. Left click or tap on the “Notifications” feature.
  6. Now in the menu that shows up you can disable the notification for this particular issue.

Third step:

If you are using the CCleaner application with your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device then you will have to follow the instructions below because this application can also interfere with the system thus giving you the “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)” message.

  1. Open CCleaner application menu.
  2. Go to the “Windows Explorer” section on CCleaner.
  3. Now from here you will need to turn off the option of cleaning of the “Network Password”.
  4. Save the changes you made and close the CCleaner application.
  5. Reboot your Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 device.
  6. Check again to see if you still get this message after the device starts up.

The three steps above will solve your “Click here to enter your most recent password (Important)” message in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 but if you do have further troubles on this particular topic please write us in the comments section of the page a little bit below and I will help you further with this issue.

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