How to Change Password in Windows 10?

Security is a concern to everybody. Even if there is no treasure in your computer/laptop, your Windows 10 password is still essential. We recommend keeping changing passwords at least once a month. To secure your password, you should use letters, numbers, and symbols. You can also change your password into a pin or picture that lets you sign in to your Microsoft account quicker. If you suspect someone has your password, it is better to change the password. Microsoft gives you three different options to secure your Windows 10 operating system. You can set your password as alphanumerical (including symbols), picture (with a gesture), or PIN.

How to Change / Set a Password in Windows 10?

Step 1. Click the Start button.

Step 2. From the Start Menu, click the Settings icon.

Step 3. Click Accounts.

Step 4. Select Sign-in options from the left side menu.

Step 5. Click on Password.

Step 6. Click the Change button under Password.

Step 7. It will prompt you to enter the Current Password of your account.

Step 8. Enter the old password and click on the Next button.

Step 9. It will open the “Change your password” window.

Step 10. Set a new password and confirm the password (same as the new password). In the Password hint text-box, enter some that will help to remember your password if you have forgotten.

How to Change Password to a PIN in Windows 10?

Step 1. Click the Start button.
Step 2. From the Start Menu, click the Settings icon.

Step 3. Click Accounts.

Step 4. Select Sign-in options from the left side menu.

Step 5. Under Sign-in options, click on Windows Hello PIN.

Step 6. Under Windows Hello PIN, click the Add button.

Step 7. The Windows Security window will open, enter the current user password to verify, and click the OK button to continue.

Step 8. Under Windows Security, it will prompt to Set up a PIN.

Step 9. Enter the PIN here and confirm the PIN again to set up. By default, it will accept only numbers as a PIN; if you want to configure a strong PIN, check “Include letters and symbols.”

How to Change your Password to a Picture Password?

Step 1. Click the Start button.
Step 2. From the Start Menu, click the Settings icon.

Step 3. Click Accounts.

Step 4. Select Sign-in options from the left side menu.

Step 5. Under Sign-in options, click on Picture Password.

Step 6. Click on Add under Picture Password.

Step 7. Enter your current account password to verify, then click the OK button.

Step 8. Click on Choose Picture to choose a photo from your computer.

Step 9. Click on Use this picture. If you want to select another picture, click on Choose new picture.

Step 10. Drag the image position if you want.

Step 11. You have to set up three gestures that will be part of your picture password. You can set up the gestures using your cursor, draw lines or circles, or taps that coordinate with your photo.

If you see this message that “You’ve successfully created your picture password. Use it the next time you sign in to Windows.”, then you successfully created your picture password. This photo will show up will try to sign on your computer. You have to retrace your gestures, and you’ll be signed in.

How to Change Password using Command Prompt in Windows 10?

Step 1. Press the Windows+R button to launch the Run command and type “control userpasswords2”.

Step 2. Click the OK button to launch the User Accounts window.

Step 3. Select the User Account, which password you want to change or set.

Step 4. Click on Reset Password… button.

Step 5. The Reset Password window will open.

Step 6. Enter a New password, then Confirm the new password.

Step 7. Finally, click OK, Apply, then OK.

Note: Password changing by Command Prompt is supported by all versions of Windows, including Win 10 / 8 / 8.1 / 7 / Vista / Win XP.

 

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