I have Micrsoft Account but forgot local computer account - password recovery

I have windows 8.1 installed on my laptop (ASUS Q550L) . I use Microsoft account to login into my laptop. For maintenance reason I had to disconnect from my live login and create a local login name. (Click Disconnect under your username and create a local login name)
After I rebooted by laptop I forgot the local login password. As a result, I am not able to do anything on my laptop. Is there any way to switch from the local login back to the microsoft account ? I do not have any password recovery USB stick.
Errol FarroAsked:
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Errol FarroAuthor Commented:
Note: on the same laptop I have another userid & password I can sign into. However, this account has minimum or almost no authority
andreasSystem AdminCommented:
Did you use Disk Encryption for that user or for the entire system?

If no Encryption is used you may use pogostick (http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/) to reset the account password for the local user.
BUT you will lose ALL encrypted files of that user. When the disk uses whole disk encryption pogostick will not work.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If Pogostick (pretty good) does not help, you may be out of luck. You may have to recover the disk contents (documents) in some way and reinstall Windows
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
If you are resetting a local login password and can access Windows 8 Advanced Setup Options then use the recovery/reset procedure described here

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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
are you saying that you don't know how to connect to the Microsoft Account?you are here and don't know how to display the other accounts? If you click the left arrow you will get the followingother accounts
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