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Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating system (OS) available. Mostly this is because Microsoft allowed Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 users to upgrade for free to Windows 10.

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Windows 10 is a little different from previous versions, so in this tutorial we will show you how to change your user account password.

Changing Account Password

You have to know that when installing Windows 10 you can use you Outlook email address as your user account instead of creating a new user account.

Changing your Outlook user account in Windows will require you to log into your Outlook web email and change the password.

To change your email password you will have to login then go to Settings, then Account details (password, addresses time zone). See bellow steps in the screenshot.

outlook change password

Then you will be asked to login again. After choose Security & Privacy tab, and Change Password.outlook change password 1

After changing your password, you can logout from your computer and login again with your Outlook email address and password.

Changing Local Account Password in Settings App

If you have a Local User Account, you will have to change the password from the Settings App.

Windows 10 Settings App - Accounts

First you will have to find in the start by searching “Settings” and open Settings app. Then go to the Accounts icon.

Windows 10 Change Account Password

Then you go to Sign-in option and that on the right side under Password click Change.

Then you will be asked your Current password, after entering it you will be able to write the new password.

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The Fast Way to Change Local Account Password

Many don’t know that there is one super easy and fast way to change your Window 10 and even older version of Windows password.

The CTRL + ALT + DEL keyboard shortcut will help you to change your password very fast and easy.


When you are logged on your computer, press the CTRL + ALT + DEL (Delete) keys to open the secure screen. From there you will have to choose Change a password.


There you will be asked to write your old password, and then your new password twice as confirmation, the click the arrow, and you are done!

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