How to Change Your Windows Password?
How often have you stared at your computer screen, wondering what your password is? Our lives are surrounded by passwords for almost everything - your computer, your phone, and even the secret locker behind your closet. We may not be able to help you will all your passwords, but we can surely help you if you've forgotten your Windows password.
Different Account Types
If you're using Windows 10, you will have one of two accounts to log in to your system - a local user account or a Windows account. If you've forgotten your local user account password, you will be asked a security question that will allow you to reset the password. For your Windows account, the process is a little lengthier.
Resetting Your Microsoft Password
You can reset your password using the reset password button at the bottom of your screen. If you're using a PIN, you may have to use another method to reset that.
You will be asked for your username when you click on reset password. When you enter your username and click next, you will be asked to verify your identity. Windows will ask to verify your identity through one of two methods. One is through a code on your registered email ID or an SMS code on your registered mobile number. Select your preferred method and click next. You will then be asked to enter the code and enter a new password after the code is verified.
If you don't have access to your registered email ID or mobile number, you will be asked to enter an alternate email ID that you can access. Once you enter that email ID, you will be sent a link with instructions on resetting your password.
You will be asked questions like listing the email addresses you've emailed in the past and their subject lines. You will also be asked for details like your address and date of birth. If Microsoft feels you've not cleared the security verification, you may be asked to email them with certain documents to unlock your account.
Shhh...Your Password Is a Secret
Never reveal your password to anyone, and don't give out verification codes to anyone. Always make sure your passwords are memorable but not so common that anyone can guess. Although the process to unlock your Windows password is not that difficult, it can get frustrating if you're stuck.Advertisement
“We may not be able to help you wi[th] all your …”
John G apparently slept in. I’ll pass along his thanks for the article,
Sheesh! This is REALLY elementary stuff. Read the room Shaun … read the room!
Seems author is resistant to criticism and continue your “great” serving very low level of knowledge series of articles.
How to drop reading of ghacks.net?
Just find many articles for very beginners.
Seems author is resistant to criticism and continue your “great” serving very low level of knowledge series of articles. Maybe wants to find more audience, but coming from the other side.
If you were truly advanced you would know how to do perform this task. [lol]
Look for an upcoming tutorial “How to unsubscribe”.
“Shhh…Your Password Is a Secret”
Really?! wow I had no idea!
Dear Shaun who do you want to attract here?
Users who will ask how to change password in Windows?
Do you want to make the trash in comments? Seems yes, just by public such elementary knowledge. Are you aware that there are many sites where beginners can find such information?
Why you don’t try to public more advanced articles, only you walk through the simplest path?
Why are you poluting this forum?. This forum used to be for informed people and you’re making the place look like it’s now for people who’ve never even used Windows…
Frequent and long time readers have absolutely no use for your posts.
“Why are you poluting this forum?”
Because he got employed by ghack (owned by Softonic) at the start of the month to write advertorials, to write advertisements that look like a legitimate and independent news story.
Fortunately, he is not a good enough writer to fool people into thinking they are actually legitimate and independent news stories. They read like what they are…ads.
I understood that Shaun was just a publicity megaphone. I just tried to poke him once again for an intelligent justification for his useless posts. Seems I was hoping for too much…
I don’t think people get it–Shaun and Patrick are both aware of and promote ChatGPT. There’s a real possibility that all gHacks articles are now written by ChatGPT; since there’s no way to check the originality of the material and the material is junior high level writing, there’s a good chance the articles aren’t “real.”
Stop wasting time making comments for or against. Stop reading.
> Never reveal your password to anyone, and don’t give out verification codes to anyone. Always make sure your passwords are memorable but not so common that anyone can guess. Although the process to unlock your Windows password is not that difficult, it can get frustrating if you’re stuck.
Meanwhile, the guy who wants answers is holding a $5 wrench in his hands and can extract the password from M$ sucker #5,000 with a few raps to the knuckles.
Be aware – If you change your Windows password, Chrome will remove all it’s passwords.