How to Change Login Password in Windows 10 within Minutes

"Recently, I found my mom guessed my Windows password!! How do I change my login password on Windows 10?"
"How can I change Windows 10 login password when I forgot it?"

These two situations are the common in our daily life. In the first situation, if someone cracks your Windows password, they will be able to access your data on the computer. This situation can take a turn for the worse when the computer contains confidential information about your business and the intruder can steal it. In the second situation, you would need to reset the windows to remove the password and it could cause data loss. So, in this article, we will tell you how to change your login password on Windows 10 for both situations without risking data loss.

Part 1. Change Login Password in Activated Windows 10

Changing login password on activated Windows 10 is as easy as on its predecessors, maybe even easier. There is more than one way to change login password Windows 10. Moreover, you could not only use an alphanumeric password but also use a PIN or picture password. You can change the login password on Windows 10 if you suspect someone has seen it or guessed it. If you want to know how to change login password on Windows 10, follow the steps given below -

Step 1: Click on Start Menu or press the Start button on the keyboard and then click on "Settings" option.

open settings

Step 2: In Settings window, click on "Accounts" and then click on "Sign-in options" in the left navigation panel.

Step 3: On the right section, click on the "Change" button under the "Change your account password".

change password

Step 4: Now, you need to enter the current login password and then hit "Next".

Step 5: On the next screen, you need to type your new password twice and then click the Next button.

enter new password

Note: You can also set a password hint in case you forget the password. Choose a hint that only you can understand otherwise again someone will be able to guess the password.

This is how you change login password Windows 10. Aside from the regular password on Windows 10, you could also PIN or picture password on it. These are the other types of login password supported by Windows 10. To know how to change the password type on your Windows 10, follow the below steps -

Step 1: Go to the Accounts > Sign-in options and then following the above-mentioned steps.

Step 2: Now, select which password type you want to use.

For PIN password,

  • Click on Add button under the PIN section.
  • Enter your current login password and then click OK.
  • Now, type in the new PIN password and click Finish.
add pin password

For Picture Password,

  • First, you need to click on the Add button under the Picture password section.
  • Type the current login password and then click OK.
  • Now, click on Choose Picture and select a picture you want to use as a password.
  • Then, click on use this picture option and create a pattern password on the picture and click Finish.
choose picture password

Part 2. Change Login Password in Locked Windows 10

Now, we will answer your question "how to change my login password on Windows 10 when I forgot it?" When you forget your Windows 10 login password, the normal method will be to reset the Windows to remove the password. But this will end up deleting your data on it. So, instead, you can use the PassFab 4WinKey to change login password Windows 10 without losing data.

PassFab 4WinKey is a Windows password recovery tool that allows users to change/reset any password on the Windows computer. This includes local account login password, admin password, and Microsoft account password. It is compatible with a range of Windows OS, including Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and others. To know how to change the login password on Window 10 using PassFab 4WinKey, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Launch PassFab 4WinKey and then click the Advanced Recovery Wizard link.

advanced recovery wizard

Step 2: Now, you need to select the version of Windows on the target computer as Windows 10.

select windows version

Step 3: Next, you need to specify the Boot media and "burn" it to create a recovery drive.

create a recovery disk

Note: Backup USB drive as it will delete all data on it to create a recovery disk.

Step 4: Now, insert the recovery disk into the locked Windows 10 computer and restart it.

Step 5: Enter the Boot menu by pressing F12 or ESC and boot to the recovery disk.

boot to a recovery disk

Step 6: Select the Windows installation and then select "Reset your password" radio button.

reset your password

Step 7: Select your account username and then enter the new password. Click Next.

enter new password

Step 8: Wait for a few seconds and the PassFab 4WinKey will change the login password. Restart the computer after it is finished and login to Windows with the new password.

Summary

The password is a wonderful utility on Windows 10 to protect your computer from unwanted intrusion. But, if you forgot your password or someone guessed it, you need to change it so that only you maintain the access to your computer. In this post, we will tell you how to change login password on Windows 10, both on activated and locked computer using PassFab 4WinKey. It is the best utility to change Windows 10 account passwords if you don't want to reset your computer. 

/ Posted by Shirley Howard to Windows 10 / Follow @Shirley Howard

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