Changing Your Password on Windows
What makes a password secure?

There are a few key points to keep in mind when creating a password. The best passwords are a random selection of letters (capital and lower case), numbers, and symbols (such as $,%,^, etc). Your password should be a minimum of 6 characters in length, but its security will greatly increase if you make it longer. Of course, under no circumstances should you share your password. If you do tell someone your password you should change it as soon as possible.

Windows 8/8.1/10

Step 1: Press “Ctrl-Alt-Delete”, and hit “Change a Password” at the menu that comes up.

Windows Vista or 7

Step 1: Click “Start” to display your menu options. Click your account icon in the top right portion of the menu.

Step 2: Select “Change your password.”

Step 3: Enter your current password once and your new password twice. Click “Change Password.”

Windows XP

Step 1: Click the “Start” menu. Then select “Control Panel.”

Step 2: Select “User Accounts.”

Step 3: Select “Change an account.”

Step 4: Select the account you wish to set a password for.

Step 5: If you have already set a password, select “Change Password.” If you haven’t created a password yet select “Create a password for this account.” Enter your password twice and click “Apply.”

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