How to change Windows 10 password

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The Windows password, the one that is requested (or should be) when the computer starts, is very important not only to prevent someone from spying on us while we are in the bathroom, but to prevent anyone from easily accessing the PC from the network, either on the laptop and on the home PC.
In this guide, we see three methods: to change or reset the password of Windows 10 and also of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

Reset Windows 10 Password

Change your password from the Settings app (Microsoft account)

In Windows 10, open the Settings from the Start menu (by pressing on the gear key) and go to the Accounts section.
The initial section of the Account settings is "Your Info". Here you can read whether you are using a Microsoft account or a local account and, in the case of a Microsoft account, the email to be used for logging into the computer is displayed.
Instead, click on "Login options" on the left and then on Password in the center of the page. The Password item expands to show the "Edit" button which is used to change the password.
Then follow the steps to verify your identity, for example by looking at the facial recognition camera or entering a PIN, and then, once verified, enter the old password followed by the new one.
If you are using a Microsoft account, changing the password on your Windows 10 PC will change the password to access all online services related to your Microsoft account, including and Skype.

Change your Microsoft account password from the website
If you log into Windows 10 with a Microsoft account and don't remember your password or want to change it using another computer, you can open the Microsoft account website at the following link Once the site is loaded, if you can log in, click on the "Security" option at the top of the page to find the Change personal password option. Press on it and then enter the old password first and then the new one twice. at the end, click on Save.
By turning on the PC or restarting it, you can enter the new account password changed by the Microsoft site to enter the Windows 10 PC.
If you no longer remember your account password, you can try the password recovery procedure by clicking the "forgot password" link on the site login screen. Alternatively, we will see below how it is possible to access the PC anyway without remembering the password.

Change the password for a local account
If we have not used a Microsoft account to log in to the PC, the procedure to change it is the same as seen above, by going to Settings> Accounts> Sign-in options.
If you don't remember the password to enter Windows 10, you can recover the password or PIN from the lock screen. After pressing Enter with an incorrect password, you can press the Reset password link that appears below the write field. By clicking this link you will then have to answer some security questions in the following screen and, if the answers are correct, you can create and confirm a new password.

Change Windows password if you don't remember

In other articles we have explained several tricks to be able to access the PC even without knowing the password and even if you do not have the possibility to reset or reset it.
You can then reset the Windows 10 password to log into your PC using a password reset disk, using your PIN (if you remember) or a trick that allows you to create a new admin user.
Alternatively, there is also a program to bypass the Windows login password, to unlock the computer if you forget the Windows password, and to find the Windows login passwords.

Changing the password on Windows 7

In Windows 7 there is no Microsoft account and you can change the login password by going to Control Panel> User Accounts. In the account management screen, click on "Change your password", enter the current one and then the new one. If you do not remember the old password, but we can still enter the PC via facial recognition or PIN, you can use the same tricks seen in the previous point.

Change Windows 8.1 login password

In Windows 8.1 you can change the user's password with the same procedure used for Windows 7 or also by opening the application screen, moving the mouse to the left and then going to PC Settings. In the PC settings, click on "Account" and then on "Change" under the password item. Also in Windows 8.1, as in Windows 10, it is possible to use both a local account and a Microsoft account and in the latter case you can use the instructions to reset the login password seen for Windows 10.

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