Subscriber Account active since. Not only is it sometimes advisable to change your computer's password because of publicized hacks and vulnerabilities, but security experts also advise changing your computer's password on a regular basis. The good news is that you can change your password in Windows with just a few clicks. Here's how to do it on any Windows computer. Click the Start button and then click the Settings icon which is shaped like a gear.
Change Your Password from the Settings App
Change Your Password to a PIN
If you forgot or lost your password for Windows 10, Windows 8. To get started, choose your version of Windows from the Select Product Version drop-down menu. Under Password , select the Change button and follow the steps. For more info on local standard vs. If you added security questions when you set up your local account for Windows 10, then you have at least version and you can answer security questions to sign back in. Select the Reset password link on the sign-in screen. If you're using a work device that's on a network, you may not see an option to reset your password or PIN.
Even if you don't have a treasure map located on your laptop , your Windows 10 password is still very important. You can always choose a regular new password--we recommend using a combination of letters, numbers and symbols. Usually it's best if these passwords are at least eight characters long, and although we advise you to use an alphanumeric password format because it's safer, you can also change your password into a pin or picture that lets you sign in to your Microsoft account quicker. And if you're trying your best to keep your privacy, make sure you know how to use Chrome's incognito windows.