How to Change Windows 10 Password

Do you think that someone knows your Windows 10 password? And you want to change your computer password. But you are not sure how to do so? If yes, in this article, I will guide you on how to change your Windows 10 password.

Changing Windows 10 passwords is extremely easy. But things can be complicated when you don’t know the exact process. So let me just quickly go ahead and help you with a step-by-step guide.

How to Change Windows 10 Password

How to Change Windows 10 Password of a User Account

Changing password on Windows 10 is a pretty straightforward process. And in this article, I will be sharing three methods that include:

  • User Account method
  • CMD or Command Prompt
  • PowerShell

You do not need admin permission to use these.

1] User Account method

One of the first methods you can try out is to go to the control panel and change the Windows 10 password. For this, you have to follow the below steps:

  • Click on the Windows 10 search bar and type down Control Panel and launch it.
  • Then go to User Accounts > Remove user accounts.remove user accounts
  • Over here, you will find a list of all the available accounts on your computer. Double click on the user account for which you wish to change the password.
  • Click on Change the password.change the password user account
  • Next, enter the current password, then enter your new password twice and type a password hint.
  • Finally, click on Change password to save changes.

2] CMD

change password using command prompt

The next method that you can try out is CMD or Command Prompt. This is the easiest way to change Windows 10 admin password. For this, you will need to follow these steps:

At first, go to the Windows search bar and type down CMD. Right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

On CMD, type down the below command and press enter. CMD Will display all the accounts associated with your computer after running the below command, including the admin account.

net user

Now to change the password, you have to type

net user account_name new_password

Replace account_name with the account which password you wish to change, and in new_password, add the password you want to keep. For instance, I have changed my Test account password to MyPassword.

That’s it. Once you are done running the command, your Windows 10 password will get changed successfully.

3] PowerShell

change password windows account PowerShell

Just like the CMD, you can also use PowerShell to change Windows 10 administrator password. However, this step requires you to run some complicated commands. But the below guide have you covered:

Go to the Windows search bar and type down Windows PowerShell. Next, right-click on it and select Run as administrator.

Now run the below command to get a list of all the available user account.

Get-LocalUser

Next, run the below command to create and store the new password and press enter.

$Password = Read-Host “Enter the new password” -AsSecureString

Now enter the new password that you wish to keep for your local account. Next, type down both of the commands on each line and press enter. Also, make sure to change the admin name with your actual account name.

$UserAccount = Get-LocalUser -Name “admin”

$UserAccount | Set-LocalUser -Password $Password

So those were all the three methods that you can follow to change Windows 10 Password. Now go ahead and try these methods out and see if they are working for you or not. Also, if there is anything you want to ask, do drop a comment below.

Nayan is a crypto and gadget enthusiast who likes to cover topics related to Tech, Startups, Crypto, Gaming, Windows, and other interesting areas. But when he is not working, you can find him playing games or watch random videos on YouTube.

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