If you have a Windows 10 machine, you will have a variety of sign-in options. In today’s post, we’re going to cover how to change the password to log on to your computer, whether you are using a Microsoft or local account.

Changing Your Login Password Through The Settings App

Firstly, click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen. Next, Find the Settings menu by clicking on the gear.

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Following this, look for the Accounts section, and click on it to open it up.

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Following this, look down the left side of the Window. Several options involving your account. Select the Sign-in options tab. This will display a variety of ways Windows offers to sign-in to your account. If your computer was given to you through your work, you might have to contact your system administrator to change your password.

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Next, select the password option, then choose Change.

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Enter in your current password, then hit next. A prompt will appear requesting the current password. Once complete, enter in the new password with a hint and select finish.

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Changing Your Microsoft Account Password

Firstly, navigate to the Sign-in options window (Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options) through the settings app. Look to the right side of the page. Find and select the ‘Change your Microsoft account password’ link.

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This will open up a Bing window with instructions on how to reset your password.

Next, click the link to sign in to your Microsoft account. Once signed in, click the Security tab, then select the change my password option.

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You will be prompted to verify your identity, usually with a text message verification code. Once you receive and enter the code, you will be prompted to enter your current password, new password, and then confirm the new password.

Changing the Password From the Sign-In Screen

If you don’t remember your password to your account, Windows gives you an option to reset the password from the sign-in screen. Find the Reset password link beneath the password field onscreen.

If you are using a Microsoft Account, you will receive a verification code, or answer the security questions you set up with the account. If you are using a local account, you will be prompted to answer the security questions with the account.

Note: if you do NOT remember your sign-in credentials, local accounts can have their password removed. If you do not know your Microsoft Credentials or have a verification set up, you will have to recover your Microsoft Account. This process requires a lot of information and can take up to a few business days.

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