Windows 10: How Do I Change my Log On / Sign In Password?

  1.    05 Sep 2017 #1

    How Do I Change my Log On / Sign In Password?


    I am able to change the password on my administrator email account. I am able to change the passwords on my user email accounts. I am not able to change the password for logging on or signing in to Windows 10 Pro when I boot my computer in the morning. (Please don't tell me my email password is the same as my log on / sign in password) Suggestions? Advice?
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  2.    05 Sep 2017 #2

    If your login is your Microsoft account, then unfortunately that password does Synchronize with Windows, and your Microsoft account password would need to be changed in order for the password to change on Windows. What it is supposed to do, is when you change your email password, Windows is supposed to recognize those changes, and ask you to reverify your Microsoft account. If that is not happening, then there is a problem with Windows.

    On a local account, you go to Sign in options, and change the password.
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  3.    11 Sep 2017 #3

    How Do I Change my Log On / Sign In Password?


    This answer is confusing.
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       11 Sep 2017 #4

    Hello Carl, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Just to verify, is your account that you sign in to Windows 10 with a local account or Microsoft account?

    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Depending on that answer, you should be able to use an appropriate option in the tutorial below to change your account's password.

    Change Password of Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  5.    11 Sep 2017 #5

    Hello Brink. I think I have a Microsoft Account. Still, No workee! When I type in my sign in / log on password windows says wrong password. When I type in my email password windows says right password! How does changing my email password bring about a change in my sign in / log on password?
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       11 Sep 2017 #6

    Your Microsoft account uses the email address you registered with it as the user name, and uses the same password for the email address.

    If you are unable to sign in to your Microsoft account, then you could use option 4 in the tutorial below to reset the password of your Microsoft account. You will need to be connected to the Internet to be able to use this option though.

    Reset Password of User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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