How to change your windows password

On most Windows XP, 7 and 8 computers you can simply press CTRL+ALT+DEL and choose 'Change Password' in the bottom left.

If your computer doesn't support this (either because it ins't connected to a Domain or if it's running a 'Home' edition), one of the options below should do the trick.

Windows XP & Windows 7 home editions

  1. Click Start
  2. Control Panel
  3. Click on User Accounts
  4. Locate your account
  5. Click on 'Change the password'

Windows 8

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap on 'Settings', then tap on 'Change PC settings'
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, then click Change PC settings.)

  2. Tap or click 'Accounts', then tap or click Sign-in options.

  3. Tap or click 'Change your password' and follow the instructions.