Windows 10ConfigurationUser Accounts

Add, Change or Remove User Password in Windows 10

4/27/2015

Here is how to manage user account password in Windows 10 to improve user privacy protection.

In this article:

Add password

These instructions are applicable to the situation when you add a password to a user account that doesn't have a password at the moment.

1. Open Settings.

Settings

2. Click Accounts.

Accounts

3. In the left menu click Sign-in options.

Sign-in options

4. Under the Password section click on the Add button.

Add password

5. Type the desired password into the New password and Reenter password fields and put a password hint into the corresponding field.

Create a password

6. Click Next, and then click Finish.

Change password

To change the current password do the following.

1. Open Settings.

Settings

2. Click Accounts.

Accounts

3. In the left menu click Sign-in options.

Sign-in options

4. Under the Password section click on the Change button.

Change password

5. Type your current password and click Next.

Current password

6. Put your new password into the New password and Reenter password fields and add a hint.

Enter a new password and hint

7. Click Next > Finish.

Remove password

To remove a user password perform the steps below.

1. Open Settings.

Settings

2. Click Accounts.

Accounts

3. In the left menu click Sign-in options.

Sign-in options

4. Under Password click Change.

Change

5. Leave blank all the three fields and click Next.

Leave the fields blank

6. Click Finish.

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