How do I change W10 password

  1.    05 Mar 2018 #1

    How do I change W10 password


    If I start up my PC or bring it back to life after using 'sleep' it course asks for my password, and it works fine.
    However ... how do I change this.

    I tried following online instructions

    Start > settings > accounts > sign-in options
    then click on Password > change your account password.

    Here it does not accept my password - says its wrong - yet accepts it on PC login ? ... do I need to change it somehwere else?
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  2. davidhk's Avatar
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       05 Mar 2018 #2

    Disclaimer : I have never tried this myself. Try it at your own risk.

    On your sign in screen, under the password box, there is an option "I forgot my password".
    Have you tried that ? That might help you changing a new password.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Mar 2018 #3

    sargan said: View Post
    If I start up my PC or bring it back to life after using 'sleep' it course asks for my password, and it works fine.
    However ... how do I change this.

    I tried following online instructions

    Start > settings > accounts > sign-in options
    then click on Password > change your account password.

    Here it does not accept my password - says its wrong - yet accepts it on PC login ? ... do I need to change it somehwere else?
    davidhk said: View Post
    Disclaimer : I have never tried this myself. Try it at your own risk.

    On your sign in screen, under the password box, there is an option "I forgot my password".
    Have you tried that ? That might help you changing a new password.
    For the benefits of others who might have the same question as well as those who might want to know if such idea will work (I, myself included).......................

    Have you tried the suggestion posted above ? If yes, did it work ?
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  4.    07 Mar 2018 #4

    sargan said: View Post
    If I start up my PC or bring it back to life after using 'sleep' it course asks for my password, and it works fine.
    However ... how do I change this.
    I tried following online instructions
    Start > settings > accounts > sign-in options
    then click on Password > change your account password.
    Here it does not accept my password - says its wrong - yet accepts it on PC login ? ... do I need to change it somehwere else?
    If your password contains numbers, check "NumLock" when you log in and make sure it is in the same state during the password change.

    Ben
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  5. Bree's Avatar
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       07 Mar 2018 #5

    "CapsLock" is another possibility, as is keyboard language.

    When you have typed a password there's an 'eye' icon at the right hand end of the password box. Click on this and you can see the plain text and check that it's what you think you have typed.
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