How to Change Computer Password
In today's tech age, it has become very important to protect your computer and its contents. And that's why we recommend you to change your password regularly. That way, you keep your computer save and also avoid your password getting stolen. You will definitely have multiple accounts, so make sure each account has a unique password so that the hacker doesn't get access to another account using the password of the first one.
The process of changing passwords is slightly different on Windows 7, Windows 8/ 8.1, and Windows 10. Let's take a look at how to change computer password for different Windows version.
Part 1. Ways to Change Windows 10 Computer Password
Let's see how to change Windows 10 computer password when you are able to get into it.
Way 1. Using Sign-in Options
Step 1. Tap on the Windows icon. Go to Settings.
Step 2. Go to Accounts and select Sign-in Option.
Step 3. Click on Change in the Password section. Enter the old password.
Step 4. To make sure it is you, a code will be sent to your registered mobile number. Enter the code and proceed further.
Step 5. Change your password and click Enter.
Way 2. Using Netplwiz
Step 1. Press Windows + R together to open the Run dialog box. Type netplwiz and hit Enter.
Step 2. Choose User and click on Administrator. Then click on Reset Password.
Step 3. Enter new password and hit OK.
Part 2. Ways to Change Windows 8/ 8.1 Computer Password
Here is what you can do to change your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 computer password.
Way 1. Using PC Settings
Step 1. Swipe right on the screen and click on Settings.
Step 2. Click on Change PC Settings. Go to Accounts.
Step 3. Click on Sign-in Options and then Change below Password.
Step 4. Enter your existing password and the new one twice. Click Enter and then Finish.
Way 2. Using the PIN Code
Step 1. Sign in using your pin code.
Step 2. Press Windows and X together to open the Command Prompt (Admin) dialog box.
Step 3. A black screen will appear on your screen. Type Net User <user name><new password>
Press Enter. Another screen will appear on your screen. Type the password and then click Enter again.
If you are wondering how do I change the computer password of my admin account of Windows 8/ 8.1, then that's how you do it.
Part 3. Ways to Change Windows 7 Computer Password
There are two ways you can use to change computer password for Windows 7.
Way 1. Use Computer Control Panel
Step 1. Click on the Windows icon and type Control Panel. Open the application and go to User Accounts.
Step 2. Select Change Your Password. Select your account and create a new password.
Step 3. Log out of the computer using your user account and log in again using the new password.
Way 2. Use Password Reset Wizard
Here's how to change your computer password using Reset Disk. When you fail to login into your computer using your user account, your computer will ask if you want to use Reset Disk.
Step 1. Click yes and the Password Reset Wizard will pop-up on the screen.
Step 2. Click Next and enter the password of the key disk.
Step 3. Choose the location of the recovery disk and click Next.
Step 4. The wizard will ask if you want to set a new password for the admin account. Click Next and enter the new password.
Step 5. Click Next. Once it is processed, click Finish.
Part 4. Best Way to Change All Windows Versions Computer Password
Unfortunately, none of these methods will work if you don't remember your password. Factory reset isn't the answer because you will lose all your stored information, including documents, bank details, videos, and photos.
You can rather use PassFab 4WinKey, which is a software that helps you change computer password of all four versions of Windows, including Windows 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. Let's take a look at how to change my computer password using PassFab 4WinKey.
Step 1. Download and install the PassFab 4WinKey software on a computer, which you have access to. Insert a USB Drive. Make sure you save all the information from the USB Drive to the computer because all data is lost when you burn it.
Step 2. Select the USB Drive and hit Burn.
Step 3. Once the Burning is successful, a dialog box will pop-up on your screen. Click OK and eject the USB Drive. It will take a few minutes, so be patient.
Step 4. Insert the USB Drive into the password locked computer. A pop-up box will appear. Click on Select Windows and choose your operating system. Select Reset Your Password. Hit Next.
Step 5. Enter the new password twice and hit Enter. Once the new password is set, you'll be informed. Eject the USB Drive and restart your computer. Log in using the new password.
Changing password of all four versions of Windows is super easy. To make sure your computer's highly secure, change your password regularly. Don't share it anyone who you think might misuse it. Also, try not to forget your password by writing it on a piece of paper and hiding in the kitchen. And even if you do, simply download PassFab 4Winkey and recover the password in a few minutes.
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