To change your password

Use this procedure to change the password you use when you log on to Windows if your computer is a member of a workgroup, and is not a member of a domain For information about changing your password if your computer is a member of a domain, click Related Topics.


Open User Accounts in Control Panel.


Under or pick an account to change, click your account.


Click Change my password.


Type your current password in Type your current password.


Type your new password in Type a new password and Type the new password again to confirm.


You can type a word or phrase to use as a memory aid for the new password in Type a word or phrase to use as a password hint.


Click Change Password.


To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts

Password security depends on creating strong passwords and protecting them. For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Change a user's password

Creating strong passwords

Protecting your passwords

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