How to change your Windows log-in password

18:13:00 | 07-12-2009

Password is a secret string of characters self-set by user to authenticate accesses to resources such as computer, email, software, etc. Password exposed or stolen will lead to information security risks: account hijacked, personal profile leaked, etc. To avoid these risks, please consult the following notes:

  • The length of your password should be of at least 6 characters or more. 
  • Your password should be a combination of letters, numbers, special characters such as @, #, $ etc. and blank space " ".
  • Do not set password which is easy to guess such as name, phone number or birthday of yourself or your relatives.
  • Your password should not be a simple word (noun, verb, adjective etc.) which can be found in any dictionary of any language, for example: "car", "keyboard" etc.
  • You should change your password periodically, at least once per 6 months.

To change your Windows log-in password, please take one of the following "How to", which match your computer current OS. (To know the current OS of your computer, please follow the guide here)

How to change your log-in password in Windows XP

To change your Windows XP log-in password, please take the following steps:

Step 1: Right click on My Computer icon, choose Manage.

Step 2: In Computer Management window, double-click on Local Users and Groups, then choose Users

Step 3: In the right pane of Computer Management window, right click on the account that you want to change password, then choose Set Password

Step 4: In the next window that appears, choose Proceed

Step 5: Enter your new password in New password box, then confirm it in Confirm password box and press OK

Step 6: Press OK to finish the process

How to change Windows Vista log-in password

To change your Windows Vista log-in password, please take the following steps:

Step 1: Right click on My Computer icon, then choose Manage

Step 2: In Computer Management window, double-click on Local Users and Groups, then choose Users

Step 3: In the right pane of Computer Management window, right click on the account that you want to change password, then choose Set Password

Step 4: In the next window that appears, choose Proceed

Step 5: Enter your new password in New password box, then confirm it in Confirm password box and click OK

Step 6: Click OK to finish the process

How to change Windows 7 log-in password

To change Windows 7 log-in password, please take the following steps:

Step 1: Right click on My Computer icon, then choose Manage

Step 2: In Computer Management window, double-click on Local Users and Groups and choose Users

Step 3: In the right pane of Computer Management window, right click on the account that you want to change password and choose Set Password

Step 4: In the next window that appears, choose Proceed

Step 5: Enter your new password in New password box, then confirm it in Confirm password box and click OK

Step 6: Click OK to finish the process.

Bkav 

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