How to Change Windows 10 User Password

Windows 10 users can secure access to their computer with two type of user passwords. One is local account password for the local user account and the other is Microsoft account password for the Microsoft account. Users can choose to use either of them when setting up a user password. Both way help you secure your computer, but where local account password is set for a single PC, you can use the Microsoft account password to sync settings on multiple PC. Aside from these additional features, there is not much difference between local and Microsoft account password. In this post, we will tell you different ways to change user password Windows 10. So, if you don't know how to change user password in Windows 10, follow this article.

Part 1. How to Change Windows 10 Local Account Password

The biggest advantage of having a Windows computer is there are a lot of ways to change password on Windows 10, Such as from Settings, Control panel, cmd, Device Manager etc. Here, we will show you some methods to change user password Windows 10.

Method 1: Change user password Windows 10 from Settings

If you want to change user password on Windows 10, Settings app is the first option to use. Settings app contain many options for managing user accounts and changing user account passwords. Follow the steps to know how to change user password on Windows 10 from Settings app -

Step 1: First, open the Start menu and go to Settings.

go to settings

Step 2: In Settings, go to Accounts and then select "Sign-in options".

Step 3: Now, click on the Change button under the Password section.

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Step 4: Then, first you need to confirm the old password and then enter the new password twice and click Finish.

Method 2: Change user password from Control Panel

You can also manage user accounts on Windows 10 from control panel like you used to do in the earlier Windows. It allows you to manage all user accounts on your PC. So, you can also change password windows 10 other user accounts. Follow the steps to learn how to change user password Windows 10 from Control panel -

Step 1: First, open Control Panel from Start menu, quick access menu or any other way.

Step 2: Click on "User Accounts and Family Safety" option.

Step 3: Go to "User Accounts" and click on "Manage another account". Then, select the user account whose password you want to change.

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Step 4: Now, click on "Change the password" and enter the current and new password.

Step 5: Finally, press the Change password button and the changes will be saved.

Method 3: Change user password Windows 10 using cmd

Command prompt or cmd can also be used to change user password Windows 10. To change user password on Windows 10 using cmd, you need to open the elevated command prompt or Command prompt(admin). You can change the password of any user account using the command prompt(admin). Follow the below steps to learn change user password Windows 10 cmd method -

Step 1: Press Windows + X to show quick access menu and then click on Command Prompt(admin).

Step 2: Press Yes on the confirmation prompt to open Command prompt as admin.

Step 3: Now, enter the "net user user_name password" command in the cmd and press enter.

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Note: "user_name" stands for the user account whose password you want to change. "password" is the new password for the user account.

If you don't know the user_name of the account you want to change, enter "net user" command alone and it will show all accounts on the computer.

Part 2. How to Change Windows 10 Microsoft Account Password

Microsoft account acts as a normal user account, with just additional features. If you use a Microsoft account on your PC, then you can change its password from the Settings app. You can also change the password for the Microsoft account online. Here, we will tell you how to change Microsoft account password using the online method -

Step 1: First, go to https://account.microsoft.com/ in a web /powser and sign in with your account credentials.

Step 2: Click on Security option at the top and then click on Change password.

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Step 3: Specify a method to prove your identity and complete the verification process.

verify your identity

Step 4: Then, follow the instructions to and enter the new password.

Step 5: Save the changes and the password will be changed.

Part 3. Reset All Windows User Passwords With PassFab 4WinKey

These are all the ways to change user password Windows 10. All of these methods to change user password on Windows either requires admin access or you need to know the old password. But what if you can't access the computer and are locked out it as you don't know the password. In that case, you can use PassFab 4WinKey to reset Windows 10 user password.

verify your identity

Why Choose PassFab 4WinKey? Using it, you can remove/reset user account passwords, reset Admin password, change Microsoft password as well as create a new user account. It offers a user-friendly interface which makes it very easy to use. You could create a password reset disk on a CD/DVD or USB flash drive and is compatible with a range of Windows OS versions. So, it is a very functional tool for resetting Windows password and you don't need to remember the different ways to change user password Windows 10.

Summary

There are two types of user accounts on Windows 10, local and Microsoft account. You would need a strong password to protect these accounts from unauthorized access. But if someone cracks your password or you forgot your password you will need to change or reset it. In this post, we have given different ways to change local and Microsoft user account password on Windows 10.

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

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