How to change the password on the PC

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Change the password on Windows

Do you want to find out how to change the password on your PC and use Windows as an operating system? Follow the instructions for each version of the Microsoft home OS that you find below and you will see that in no time you will succeed in your intent.

Windows 10

You are using a computer with su installed Windows 10, are you logged in with your user account (Microsoft or local) and want to change the password associated with it? Then click on Start button (I cheer with the windows flag) that you find on taskbar, click on the icon Settings (the one in the shape of a gear) on the left, then on the icon of Account in the new window that has opened on the desktop and select the wording Access options that you find on the left.



Now, locate the item Password and click on the match button Modification. If prompted (it depends on the type of account you use), type the current password of your Microsoft account in the appropriate field on the screen and click on the button Log in then if you have enabled two-step authentication specify that you prefer to receive the security code and type it in the appropriate field, while if you already have a code click on I already have a code and digital.

Finally, indicate your previous password and the new one you intend to use (you have to type it twice in a row) in the appropriate fields and confirm the changes by clicking on the button first. NEXT e poi quello end.


Please note: When the user account on Windows 10 and the Microsoft account coincide, changing the password of one will automatically change the password of the other.


You are not using a "classic" password Windows Hello, an PIN or a graphic password? The procedure you must follow to make the necessary changes is good or bad the same as the one seen together just now. In fact, you have to go to Settings> Accounts> Login options, you must locate the reference option among those available and click on the relative button Modification. So follow the simple wizard that is proposed to you on the screen and that's it!

If, on the other hand, you are interested in understanding how to change the password on your PC because you do not remember the previous one and you are having problems accessing your Microsoft account, after typing the incorrect password in the Windows 10 login screen, click on the link Reset password that you see appear in the center of the screen and then follow the simple guided procedure proposed.

And if you're having trouble logging in and using a local account, I'm sorry to tell you, but it's not possible to reset your password from the login screen. In that case, the only thing you can do is to reset the computer. To do this, select the icon Stop in the lower right corner of the Windows logon screen then press and continue to hold the key SHIFT on the keyboard and select Restart. Then select Troubleshooting> Reset your PC> Remove everything on the menu Boot options and the computer will restart and reset automatically.


Windows 8 / 8.x

Purposes Windows 8 / 8.x and would you like to understand how to change your PC password? The procedure is in some ways similar to the one seen together a few lines above for Windows 10. Whether you are using a local account or a Microsoft account, the first steps you need to take are to recall the Charms Bar bringing the cursor to the lower right corner of the screen and clicking on the icon Settings (the'gear) attached to the latter. Then click on the link Change PC settings che trovi in 鈥嬧媌asso.


Now, click on the item Account on the left, select the wording Access options always placed on the left, locate the item Password on the right and click on the relevant button Modification. Then type the current password in the empty field on the screen and click on the button NEXT which is at the bottom then fill in the additional fields that are proposed to you by typing twice in succession the new keyword you intend to use and the suggestion you wish to associate with it. Then click on NEXT and finally presses on end. And There you go!

Please note: When the user account on Windows 10 and the Microsoft account are the same, changing the password of one will automatically change the password of the other

Instead of the "usual" password you are using a PIN or a graphic password? No problem, to make the necessary changes you have to carry out the same steps as those seen together just now. You must in fact access the Windows settings, click on Account, Then Access options and then you have to identify the reference option among those available and click on the relative button Modification. So follow the simple wizard that is proposed to you on the screen and that's it!


If you then want to change the password associated with your account because you don't remember the current one and you are having access problems, as regards the Microsoft account, just visit the link from any other computer or mobile device account.live.com/password/reset and follow the instructions on the screen, while for the local account the steps to be taken are the same as those visited together in the step dedicated to Windows 10.

Windows 7 and Vista

If, on the other hand, what you are using is a computer with the now obsolete installed on it Windows 7 or even more dated Windows Vista (in this regard, still remaining in the Windows context, I recommend that you update to Windows 10 as soon as possible by reading my guide dedicated to the subject), you can change the PC password by first clicking on the button Home (I cheer with the windows flag) attached to taskbari of the system and then on the image related to your user account in the upper right part of the menu that opens.


Once this is done, you will immediately be shown the section User Accounts di Control Panel. Alternatively, you can access the same section by pressing on the wording Control Panel that you find located on the right side of the menu Homeby clicking on the item User account and family safety (if you can't see this item, select Category from the menu located at the top right next to the writing View by: open window on the desktop) and then clicking User Accounts.

In the new window that appeared on the desktop, click on the entry change Password present under the heading Changing the user account then fill in the fields on the screen by first typing the password still in use and then the new one you want to use twice in a row. If you want, also enter a hint through which to remember the chosen password more easily in case you forget it. Then proceed to confirm and apply the changes made by clicking on the button Change Password.

If, on the other hand, you want to understand how to change your PC password because you find yourself in front of the login screen to your account, you do not remember the current password and you have typed it wrong, click on the link Reset password ... which is below and follow the wizard that is proposed to you on the screen to create a password recovery disk which can be a USB stick or a floppy disk.

Windows XP

The operating system is installed on your PC Windows XP (and even in this case I suggest you upgrade to a more recent version of Windows, as I have already done a few lines above in the case of Seven and Vista)? Then you can change your PC password by first clicking on the Start button (I cheer with the windows flag) on the coffin of applications, selecting the item Control Panel from the menu that opens, by clicking on the wording User Accounts and then on that Edit account.

At this point, select the account you intend to act on and click on Change Password then enter the old password and the new one (twice consecutively), enter any suggestion to be displayed in case of forgetfulness and to conclude click on the button Change Password in order to confirm and apply the changes.

If, on the other hand, you have forgotten the password to access your account on Windows XP, you can reset it by accessing an administrator account (different from yours, of course, if the one you usually use also belongs to the same category) from the same computer and putting the steps into practice. just seen above, taking care to select the correct username from the list of those displayed on the control panel screen.

Change password on Mac

I use a Mac and you don't know how to change the password associated with your user account on your computer? So, to start with, click on the icon System preference you find on the Dock bar (or in Launchpad), select the icon Users and Groups in the window you see appearing on the desktop and make sure your username is selected from the sidebar on the left (and if not, act accordingly).

Then click on the button Change password ... present in the right part of the window, next to your name, and fill in the form displayed on the screen by typing the previous password, the new one for two consecutive times and possibly also a suggestion that may allow you to remember it in case you forget it. To confirm and apply the changes then click on the button Change Password. Done!

Would you like to understand how to change the password because you do not remember the one previously set and you cannot access your account? If so, keep entering your password on the login screen until a message appears stating that you can reset your passkey using your Apple ID. Then click on arrow appeared next to the message and follow the onscreen instructions that are offered to you.

Please note: If the message to reset password using Apple ID does not appear after three attempts, the account is not configured to allow reset using Apple ID.

If you then know the access credentials to another administrator account that may have been created on your Mac, you can reset the password for yours also from the latter. To do this, go to System Preferences> Users and Groups as seen a few lines already above, click on the name of the reference account that you find in the bar on the left, then on the button Change password ... on the right and fill in the fields on the screen by typing the new password twice in a row and a suggestion and presses the button Change Password to confirm and apply the changes.

Change the password on Ubuntu

Then if you are using a computer with su installed Ubuntu, you can easily change the password associated with your account by first clicking on the icon to view the complete list of installed applications attached to Dock bar and then on that of Settings in the screen that is shown to you. Then click on the entry Details and then on that users.

Then press the button Unlock at the top right, type the password for your account and press on Authentic. Now click on the field located next to the item Password and fill in the fields on the screen by typing your current password and the new one you intend to use for two consecutive times, then click on the button Change appeared at the top right of the on-screen box to confirm and apply the changes.

If you can't change your user account password because you don't remember it and want to change it, first restart your computer while holding down the key SHIFT on the keyboard. This will take you to the menu Grub. Then select the item Advanced options for Ubuntu using i arrow keys and crushes Submit on the keyboard to confirm the choice made. Then select Recovery Mode and confirm your choice once again.

Then highlight the item root, always using i arrow keys, and crushes Submit on the keyboard. When you see the symbol appear at the bottom "#", type: passwd username, (instead username you must enter the username of the account whose password you want to change). Then type the new password you want to use twice consecutively and then the command reboot. Once this is done, the computer will restart and you will be able to access the reference account with the new password.

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