How to Change your Password in Windows 10

Applies to

  • Windows 10 users

Overview

There are several ways to do this, so let’s step through them.

The Quick Way

  1. While logged on at any time, press Ctrl+Alt+Del. On the screen that pops up, the option to change password should be available.

grassroots it change password

2. Simply input your old password, and your new password – and then your new password once more (to confirm you didn’t make a typo) and you’re done!

grassroots it change password

The Menu Way

  1. Not all of us have keyboards that can press Ctrl+Alt+Del (looking at you, MAC users!) – so we must use another way.

grassroots it change password

2. Firstly, you can simply start typing change password with the start menu open – and you’ll be taken to the right place.

grassroots it change password

3. Secondly, if you are unable to do this, you can also click the settings button (the gear icon at the base of the menu) 

grassroots it change password

  1. Now that you’re in the settings, you can choose Accounts -> Sign-in Options and choose change password.

grassroots it change password

Congratulations, you’ve changed your password in Windows 10!