Change user account password in Windows 8

Last updated on September 28th, 2013

To add a new user account in Windows 8 OS, you must be a user with computer administrative rights.  While adding a new user in Windows, the system requests a password for that user. But in most cases, users want to modify their password according to their needs.

If you are a standard user and you want to change your windows 8 password, you can follow the next easy steps to do that:

How to change User password in Windows 8:

Step 1: Open User Account options.

How to open “User Accounts” options in Windows 8.

There are two methods to open user accounts options in Windows 8.

Method 1: From Windows 8 “PC settings” option.

To open Windows 8 “PC Settings”:

1. Point your mouse at the bottom (or top) right corner OR press “Windows Key” + “C” to open Charms Bar.


2. Click on “Settings” (Gear) icon.


3. Click on “Change PC settings” option.


Method 2: From Windows 8 control panel.

To open Windows 8 control panel:

1. Right-click at the screen’s bottom-left corner and from the pop-up menu, choose “Control Panel“.


2. Select to “View by”: “Small icons


3. Click to open “User accounts


4. Now click on “Make changes to your user account”.



Step 2: Change your account password

1. In “Users” options, press “Change your password” option


2. Type your current password an press “Next” to proceed creating your new one.

That's it.

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