Do you think that someone knows your Windows 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 password om Windows 11/10
Changing Windows 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 Password for Any User Account
Changing password on Windows is a pretty straightforward process. And in this article, I will be sharing three methods that include:
- Control Panel User Account
- CMD or Command Prompt
- PowerShell or Windows Terminal
- Microsoft Account
You do not need admin permission to use these. These methods apply to Windows 11 and Windows 10.
1] User Account method
One of the first methods you can try is to go to the control panel and change the Windows password. For this, you have to follow the below steps:
- Click on the Windows search bar and type down Control Panel and launch it.
- Then go to 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.
- Next, enter the current password, then enter your new password twice and type a password hint.
- Finally, click on Change password to save changes.
The following method that you can try out is CMD or Command Prompt. It 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.
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 password will get changed successfully.
Like the CMD, you can also use PowerShell or Windows Terminal to change Windows 11/10 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.
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
4] Microsoft Accounts
If you have created a Microsoft account on Windows PC, you cannot set a password. The password of its Microsoft account is the password. However, you can change the PIN and Pattern which it uses to log into the PC.
Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in. Here you can change whatever you need related to the account.
So those were all the four methods you can follow to change Windows Password for any user account. 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.
How Do I Recover My Windows Password?
If you have forgotten or your password is not working on Windows PC, there are two ways to fix it. First, if it’s a Microsoft account, then you can reset the password online. Second, if it’s a local user account, then you can ask your admin to reset the password for you.
How to Reset Local Admin account?
If you have another admin account, then use that to reset the other admin account. If that is not the case, you will need to use the Password Reset Disk to unlock the account. Alternatively, you can use the Reset Password link, and choose PIN-Sign-in issues, and then reset. However, this works only in case you have forgotten the PIN, but not the actual password. If your computer is connected to a domain, then you can contact the admin.
If none of these are the options, you will have to reset your Windows PC.