How to Change a Log-in Password

By David Godfrey

Any alterations to your user account on a Windows operating system can be done through the Control Panel. This includes changing your log-in password along with your log-in name and photo.

Things You'll Need

  • Administrative rights

Step 1

Log into a profile that has administrative rights.

Step 2

Click on the "Start" menu located at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Step 3

Locate and click the "Control Panel".

Step 4

Click the "User Accounts" icon, then select "User Accounts" on the next menu.

Step 5

Find and select the user profile you wish to change.

Step 6

Select "Change your password".

Step 7

Type your current password (if you do not have one there will not be a box to input) in the "Current password" box.

Step 8

Type in your new desired password in the "New password" box, then type it again in the "Confirm new password" box.

Step 9

Type in a password hint in the "password hint" box located at the bottom.

Step 10

Choose the selection at the bottom titled "Change password".