How to Change Windows Password When You Remember it

How to Change Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Password When You Remember it

2013-10-15 15:38:37 / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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As a Windows user, you are likely to improve the security of your Windows by choosing to change your Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password on a regular basis. Check the detailed instruction of doing this according to your Windows operating system.

How to Change Your Windows 8 Password When the Password Remembered?

  • Step 1. Open the PC Settings window.

    Press Windows + I to open the Settings window and then select "Change PC" settings to open the PC Settings window.

  • Step 2. On the PC Settings window, select the "Users" on the left and you'll see "Change your password" option on the right. Click it and type the current password.

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  • Step 3. Enter a new password for your Windows 8 user account, type the password again to confirm it. Next set a password hint and click "Next", and then click "Finish" to save changes.

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Note: You can change a Windows 8 password from an administrator account on the same computer. But this is not suggested if you still remember the password as this will cause data loss.

How to Change Your Windows 7/Vista Password When the Password Remembered?

  • Step 1. Click on "Start" button and then "Control Panel".
  • Step 2. Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" link.
  • Step 3. Click on the "User Accounts" link.
  • Step 4. In the "Make changes to your user account area" of the "User Accounts" window, click the "Change your password" link.

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  • Step 5. In the first text box, enter your current password.
  • Step 6. In the next two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
  • Step 7. You will be asked to "Type a password hint". It's recommended to use it.
  • Step 8. Click on the "Change password" button to confirm your changes.

Then, your Windows 7/Vista password has been changed successfully.

How to Change Your Windows XP Password When the Password Remembered?

  • Step 1. Click on "Start" button and "Control Panel".
  • Step 2. Click on the "User Accounts" link.
  • Step 3. In the "pick an account to change" area of the "User Accounts" window, click on your Windows XP user name.
  • Step 4. Choose the "Change my password" link.

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  • Step 5. In the first text box, enter your existing password.
  • Step 6. In the next two text boxes, enter the password you would like to start using.
  • Step 7. Click on the "Change password" button to confirm your changes.

Additional Info: How to Change Windows 8/7/Vista/XP Password When the Password Forgotten?

Actually, it's highly recommended to create a password reset disk in case you will forget the password. Once if you lost the password in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP, you can crack it easily.

If you haven't created a password reset disk before you forgot it, you can use Windows Password Recovery to recover the forgotten password with great ease.

  • Step 1. Free download and run Windows Password Recovery on an accessible PC.
  • Step 2. Burn a password reset ISO to a CD/DVD/USB.

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  • Step 3. Insert this device to the locked PC. Set BIOS to boot from the device.
  • Step 4. Select the account you want to reset and click "Reset" button to change a forgotten Windows password.

Thus, no matter you remember Windows 8/7/Vista/XP password or forget it, try to change the password as the instructions above.

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