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For security reasons, you must reset your account password in Windows, regularly. Here's how to change your account password in Windows 10.

If you’re on Windows 10 and like to change your current local user or administrator password, this article is for you. There might be different reasons why you want to change your account password, yet the goal remains same.

As we all know there are two type of accounts in Windows 10. One is local account while another type is Microsoft account. This article illustrates changing of password for local account. To change password for Microsoft account, you can always visit this link. Further, this process is applicable to all user account levels viz. standard and administrator.

There are two easiest ways to change your account password, both are mentioned below.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

NOTE: Changing password on local account will immediately lose access to its currently encrypted files, stored passwords and personal security certificates. So make sure you backup these items before you change your password.

WAY 1 – Using Settings App

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Settings.

2. In the Settings app, navigate to Accounts > Sign-in options.

3. On the right pane of the window, under Password, click Change.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

4. Then type in your current account password and click Next.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

5. Now type your new password, confirm it and add a password hint to remember it. Click Next.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

6. Finally, click Finish and this should change your account password. Hence you can now use new password, wherever it is asked.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

You can close Settings app and return to Desktop, if you like.

WAY 2 – Via LUSRMGR Snap-in

FYI: Lusrmgr snap-in is not available in basic Windows editions such as Home. On such editions only WAY 1 will work.

1. Press W8K + R and type lusrmgr.msc in Run dialog box to open Local Users and Groups snap-in. Click OK.

Local Users and Groups

2. In the lusrmgr window, double click on Users.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

3. Now right click on your user account for which you want to change password and click Set Password.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

4. Moving on, click Proceed on next window.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

5. In the Set Password window, type your new password and confirm it. Click OK.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

You’ll immediately receive confirmation that your account password is changed or set.

How To Change Your Account Password In Windows 10

So this is how you can change your local administrator/user account password.

That’s it!

Next read: How to change Microsoft account password from login screen, when you forgot it.


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