How do I change my password?

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To change a Microsoft account password online

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account, then select Security & privacy.

  2. Select Change password.

  3. Enter your current password, then the new password you want, then enter the new password again.

  4. Select Save.

To change a password used to sign in to Windows

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, then tap Change PC settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)

  2. Select Accounts, then tap or click Sign-in options.

  3. Under Password, select Change. Enter your current password, then select Next.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • If you want to change the password for a Microsoft account, enter your current password again. Enter and re-enter your new password, then select Next.

    • If you want to change the password for a local account, enter and re-enter the new password, enter a password hint to help you remember it, then select Next.

  5. Select Finish.

To change a password when the PC is connected to a domain

If your PC is connected to a domain, your system administrator might have specific password requirements to help keep your network more secure. To change your domain password, you might need to ask the system administrator for help. Here's how to change your password on a domain.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del, then tap or click Change a password.

    Note

    • If you're using a tablet without a standard keyboard, this step might vary. Check with your PC's manufacturer for help.

  2. Enter your old password. Enter and re-enter your new password, then press Enter.