How to change your password if you find out someone has access to your laptop/computer. Don’t worry I will show some simple ways of how you can change your password in windows 10.
Windows 10 gives many options to its user in order to put or change their password and also they are improving the security of their devices by inventing new methods of securing their devices like image lock and fingerprint etc.
In this guide, we will take a look at the methods of how we can secure our laptop/computer by putting a password or how to change the password in windows 10.
1) How to Change Password in Windows 10 Using Start Menu
In order to change or create your password in windows 10. This method is one of the easy among all.
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Step 1) Go to the start menu in the bottom left of the taskbar.
Step 2) Click on the setting Icon from the list to the left.
Step 3) Select account in the settings tab.
Step 4) Select the Sign in option from the menu in the left side.
Step 5) Click on the change password option. In order to Sign in you have to put the current Microsoft account password in the box and then click sign in.
Step 6) Microsoft will send you a code to the phone number associated with your account. You have to enter the last 4-digits of your phone number that is associated with Microsoft.
Step 7) You will receive a code. Enter the code and you will be redirected to a new page where you have to enter the new password and then press Enter.
The message will be shown to you that you have successfully changed your password.
2) How to Change Windows 10 Password to a Pin
In order to change your windows 10 password to a pin, you have to follow the method 1 step up to the sign-in part. After that,
Step 1) In sign in tab below the password.Click on the add in the Pin option.
Step 2) So you have to first sign in to change the password. Enter the password of your Microsoft account and click sign in.
Step 3) Enter the new pin in the box and you can use this pin to sign in to your device, apps, and services.
3) How to change Password in Windows 10 to a Picture Password
You can also change your password to an image. Follow the below steps so you can easily change your windows 10 password to a picture password.
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Step 1) In sign-in options click on add under picture password and after that enter your password for verification of your identity.
Step 2) Click on choose the picture and you can choose any image from your files and after that click on use this picture and if you want to change you can also do that.
Step 3) Now you have to set up three gesture and it will be part of your password like in my example I draw three lines on the upper portion of Eiffel tower. You can also draw a circle.
Step 4 ) After that you have to click on finish and this photo will show whenever you want to sign to Microsoft trace the gesture and you will be login to your Microsoft account.
4) Windows 10 Change Password Using Command Line (Command Prompt)
You can also change your windows 10 password using the command line. For this follow the below steps.
Step 1) Open command prompt by pressing Win+R to open a Run box. Type cmd in the Run box and click OK to run it as administrator.
Step 2) Type “net user username new-password” in the command line to change your password in windows 10.
For example: net user gadgetsfeed #gdg12
This command will change the user name gadegtsfeed password to a new password which is #gdg12.
Step 3) Press Enter and you have successfully changed your password using the command line. Now you can log in to your computer using this user and its new password.
5) Change Password Windows 10 shortcut
If you are a person that is fond of the windows shortcut I will show how you can change your windows 10 password using windows 10 shortcut.
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Step 1) Press Ctrl + Alt + Del keys on your keyboard
Step 2) The blue screen will appear. Select the change password from the blue screen.
Step 3) Type your new password and old password in click on the arrow at the side of the conform box.
Note This method work only if you are logged in to your Microsoft account and you know your current password.
6) How to Change Another Users Password in Windows 10
If you have more than one user account in windows 10 and want to change a password for a particular user you have to follow the below steps.
Step 1) Open the control panel and click on the user accounts option.
Step 2) Click the manage account link.
Step 3) Click on the user account you want to change the password.
Step 4) Click on change the password option.
Step 5) You have to type your current password in order to change the password and after that type the new password you have in mind.
How to Remove Password in Windows 10
In the above steps, we learn how to change your password in windows 10 but what if you have password enable on your system and you want it removed.
You have to follow the below step to remove password in windows 10.
Step 1) Open Settings from the start button
Step 2) Click on Accounts
Step 3) Click on the Sign in option in the left table.
Step 4) Under the Password section click on change .
Step 5) Now you have to type your current account password and click next button.
Step 6) Skip the creation of new password and click on finish.
It will remove the password entirely from your computer although it’s not safe if you don’t have any sensitive data in your system or you use your laptop/computer only in-home then it’s OK.
In the end, I will say there are many methods of how to change the password in windows 10 but it’s up to you which one seems easy for you to use.