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