Changing Passwords in Windows or Windows Server is relatively very easy. The steps we will be describing are the same exact steps that you can use to change your standard User Password or your Admin Account Password. It is worth mentioning that, there is a difference between a Microsoft account and a Windows user account. A Microsoft account or MSA is a single sign-on Microsoft user account for Microsoft customers to log in to Microsoft services, devices running on one of Microsoft’s current OS, and Microsoft applications. Your “Windows password” is also referred to as your “user account password”. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to enable automatic logon on Windows 10 via the Registry, How to correctly load Windows Registry Hive, How to install free Hyper-V Server on a VMware Workstation, and how to install Windows Server 2019 on Virtualbox.
What is a Password? Passwords are a string of characters that must be entered in order to gain access to a protected computer or security systems, files, etc. Here is a related guide on "RDP users are unable to change passwords on first logon or after expiration: You must change your password before logging on the first time, please update your password".
To change your password, press the
ctrl-alt-del keys all at the same time on your computer keyboard.
Choose the Change Password option that appears on the screen. Here are some useful Windows shortcuts: Active Directory Administrative tools Shortcut command Keys, Windows Active Directory Administrative tools Shortcut command Keys, and Windows 10 Administrative Shortcut command keys.
The Change Password dialog box will appear. Enter your current password, along with your new password twice.
Click on n next to the last password box, and your password should be changed.
Log Out/Sign Out of the computer and log back in, to verify that your password change has gone into effect.
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