"I have Windows 8.1 and the password too long. I want to change it with a simple one only to protect it from my colleagues, just a few random characteres, and i'm forced to use a password with at least 8 characteres, i just want a simple password for login, how can i chane it without those ridiculous restriction?"

If you met the problem like this, then you came to the right place. In this article, we gonna introduce the commen ways to help you chaneg login password on all Windows version.

Part 1. What Email and Password Can I Use as Default When Forgot Password?

What is the default email and password when I forgot Microsoft password? Some people may be wonder when their Windows login account is the Microsoft account. Well Microsoft doesn't set any default email or password for password rcovery. So if you forgot your Windows login password, you should reset it from Microsoft account. Just go to this webpage, then follow the onscreen prompts to reset your Microsoft account password. Then you can login Windows with this new password.

Part 2. How to Change Login Password For Free?

You don't have to pay to in order to change Windows login password until you forget it. Changing the password on a locked computer is not an easy job. But, It is not an unsolvable problem. You can check part 2 to solve this proiblem easily.

1. Change Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 Login Password for Free.

Step 1: First of all, one has to click on the "Start" button at the bottom left and choose "Control Panel" from the list.

Step 2: Control Panel window interface will appear, click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" under adjust your computer's settings.

click user account and family safety

Step 3: User Accounts and Family Safety window will appear, click on the "Change your Windows password" under the User accounts category.

Step 4: Now, you have to hit on the "Change your password" on the next screen.

change your password

Step 5: Change your password Window will appear, enter the current password and new password in the given text fields. Also, type a hint to remember the password.

Step 6: Once you entered the current password and the new password, simply click on the "Change password" button to apply changes.

change password

So, these are steps on how to change the Windows login password on Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7. If your computer is running on Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10 then, steps are different. Unlike Windows 7 and previous versions, Windows 8 and Window 10 has completely changed user-interface. Here, below is the guide on how to change login passwordon Windows 8 or later.

2. Change Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10 Login Password for Free

Step 1: First, you have to click on the "Start" button at the bottom left and choose "Settings" from the list.

Step 2: Now, the Settings window will appear with lots of system settings option. You have to click on the "Accounts" button.

select accounts

Step 3: After that, you have to click on the "Sign in options".

Step 4: After performing the above step, this will move you to the sign in screen. Click on the "Change" button below Password Label to change the login password on Windows 8, 8.1, or Windows 10.

click on change

Step 5: You have to enter the password on the Microsoft account that is linked to your computer in order to change the password. If you don't know the password then, click on the "Forget My password".

Step 6: Once you have complete with the Microsoft account verification, you will direct to the "Change your Microsoft account password. Enter the new password that you would like to set and press the "Enter" button.

enter new password

If your computer is locked and wants to change the Windows login password then, you must try PassFab 4Winkey. So, what is PassFab 4Winkey? Let's talk about it in the next part.

Part 3. How to Change User/Login Password With PassFab 4WinKey?

PassFab 4WinKey is an all-in-one password recovery and removal tool designed for Windows computer. The main role of PassFab 4WinKey is to reset/bypass Microsoft account password, local domain, local admin password, and much more. It is an amazing password cracking tool that is powered by loads of features. The process of resetting or removing password can be done in 3 simple steps. First, download and install. Second, create a password reset disk, and last rest your lost password.

Create Windows Password Reset Disk using Quick Recovery Wizard:

Step 1: Download and install PassFab 4WinKey on another computer.

Step 2: After installation, launch the PassFab 4WinKey program by double clicking on its icon.

Step 3: Choose the disk that you want to use as a password recovery disk and hit on the "Burn" button.

Step 4: Accept the confirmation for erasing all data that is stored on a selected drive by click on the "Yes" button.

burn usb erase data

Create Windows password reset disk using Advanced Recovery Wizard:

Step 1: First, open the Advanced Recovery Wizard by clicking on the bottom of PassFab 4WinKey interface.

advanced recovery wizard

Step 2: On the Advanced Recovery Wizard, choose the operating system version of the locked computer. If you don't know, then simply choose "Do Not Specify the Windows version of target computer".

Step 3: Click on the "Options" button. Options popup box will appear, click on the "Add WinPe Drivers" tab and select the "Specify WinPE Version" then, click on OK" button.

Step 4: Now, choose the boot media that you would like to create a password recovery disk.

Step 5: Click on the "Burn" button to start the burning process. Hit on the "Yes" to continue.

Boot Windows using password recovery disk:

Step 1: Initially, Insert the Password recovery disk to the computer.

Step 2:Restart your computer and hit on the "F12" or "Esc" button depending on your motherboard manufacturer.

Step 3:Boot menu will appear with all devices name that is connected to the computer. Now, choose "UEFI: [Password recovery disk name]" from the list.

boot from usb uefi

Step 4: Windows password recovery tool window will appear, select the Windows version and choose "Reset your password" radio button.

reset password

Step 5:After that, click on the "Next" button and enter the new password in the text field.

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Step 6: Click on "Next" again to change the password.

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Step 7: Once the password has changed successfully, click on the "Reboot" button to boot your computer into normal mode.


Changing password on Windows is seamless but, not when you forget the current password. If you forget your Windows computer password and want to change computer login password then, PassFab 4WinKey will help you. Using PassFab 4WinKey, you can easily change or reset Windows password without any problem.