How do I change my Windows 10 login password? Solved

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  1.    29 Apr 2018 #1

    How do I change my Windows 10 login password?


    For the sake of argument, when I login to Windows 10 (administrator account), my login is "xxxxxxx." My Microsoft Account password is "BBBBBBB." I want to change my administrator's account login password from "xxxxxxx" to "KKKKKKK." When I follow the instructions, it seems I first have to login to my Microsoft Account to change my login password. Somehow, I think I'm doing something wrong. What if I didn't have a Microsoft Account password? Would someone please help me out before I do something wrong and lock myself out of my computer? Thank you........
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  2.    29 Apr 2018 #2

    Nisko said: View Post
    For the sake of argument, when I login to Windows 10 (administrator account), my login is "xxxxxxx." My Microsoft Account password is "BBBBBBB." I want to change my administrator's account login password from "xxxxxxx" to "KKKKKKK." When I follow the instructions, it seems I first have to login to my Microsoft Account to change my login password. Somehow, I think I'm doing something wrong. What if I didn't have a Microsoft Account password? Would someone please help me out before I do something wrong and lock myself out of my computer? Thank you........
    It is not clear - are you logging in with an MS account or a local account?
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  3.    30 Apr 2018 #3

    I am logging in with a local account (which means it has nothing to do with my Microsoft Account). The two passwords are different as I explained in my first post.
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  4.    30 Apr 2018 #4

    Hey Nisko,
    Have a look at this tutorial - Change Account Password in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials

    Edit: Correct link to change password tutorial
    Last edited by Eagle51; 30 Apr 2018 at 01:07.
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  5.    30 Apr 2018 #5

    Nisko said: View Post
    I am logging in with a local account (which means it has nothing to do with my Microsoft Account). The two passwords are different as I explained in my first post.
    I asked because it was not clear what you were saying. Just change the password from accounts settings if a local password. MS password is no relevant at all here.
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  6.    30 Apr 2018 #6

    When I do that and enter my login password, I'm told it's incorrect. If I enter my Microsoft account password, I get to the next screen - but if I change the password there, I think I will be changing the Microsoft Account password, not my Windows 10 login password.

    cereberus said: View Post
    I asked because it was not clear what you were saying. Just change the password from accounts settings if a local password. MS password is no relevant at all here.
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  7.    30 Apr 2018 #7

    I clicked on the link you sent - but the page I was looking at didn't change. Actually, I've always had a problem trying to find tutorials. Is there another way you can point me to that tutorial?

    Eagle51 said: View Post
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  8.    30 Apr 2018 #8

    Sorry about that, didn't realize I posted the wrong link ... Change Account Password in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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  9.    30 Apr 2018 #9

    @Brink - I need your help here. I found the tutorial you wrote concerning changing my Windows 10 login password (local account). However, I don't get the pages you show in the tutorial when I follow the instructions. If you would, please read my post (above) and the thread. In my case, this is confusing. Thank you.........
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       30 Apr 2018 #10

    Hello @Nisko, :)

    If your Microsoft account is an administrator, you will be able to sign in to that account to change the password of your local account using Option Three below.

    Change Account Password in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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