Change your Windows password

Your Windows password is the password you use to log on to your computer. You can help keep your computer more secure by changing your Windows password regularly and by using a strong password. For more information about strong passwords, see Tips for creating strong passwords and passphrases.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, and then click Change a password.

  2. Type your old password, type your new password, type your new password again to confirm it, and then press Enter.

If you have forgotten your password and you have a password reset disk, you can reset your password. For more information see, Reset your Windows password.


  • If you are logged on as an administrator, you can create and change passwords for all user accounts on the computer.


  • If you use an administrator account to change a password for another account, any encrypted files or e‑mail messages for that other account will no longer be accessible to the person who was using that account.

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