Windows 10: Change password

Discus and support Change password in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have inadvertently set up my laptop to require a password when it wakes up. But I don't want that! I thought I knew how to change this (W... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by cryptogram, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. Change password


    I have inadvertently set up my laptop to require a password when it wakes up. But I don't want that! I thought I knew how to change this (W key/netplwiz/ uncheck requirement box). I've done this but still have to use a password. I note that if I go through the process again the requirement box shows unchecked, but still have to use a password. What's gone wrong?

    :)
     
    cryptogram, Aug 20, 2018
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  2. Trouble Changing Wi-Fi Password


    I've been following the following steps to change my Wi-Fi password for some time:

    • Launch Control Panel.
    • Click "Network and Internet."
    • Click "Network and Sharing Center."
    • Click "Wi-Fi...."
    • Click "Wireless Properties."
    • Click the Security tab.
    • Check "Show characters."
    • Enter the password in "Network security key."
    Those steps have been working just fine, but today I discovered a new wrinkle. If I change the password inside the router first, "Wi-Fi..." doesn't appear in step 4. This isn't much of a problem at home, because I can just change the password in Control Panel before I change it inside the router, but it would be a problem at a public hotspot, or something of that nature. I also tested Brink's instructions in "How to Connect To a Wireless Network in Windows 10," but they don't work for me either. How can I fix this?
     
    gregyurkon, Aug 20, 2018
    #2
  3. account password change

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    Before we proceed, I would like you to provide the information stated below:

    1. Which version of Windows 10 is currently installed in your computer?

    2. Are you using a Microsoft Account to log into your computer?

    To open System Properties and check the version of Windows, follow the steps below:

    1. Open Run Command (Windows button+R).

    2. In the dialog box type control system and hit enter.

    If you are using a Microsoft Account to log into your system and you are unable to change the password, then I would suggest that you sign in online and change your password. Follow the steps below to do so.

    • 1. Click on the link below to open the Microsoft site, and then select
      Security & privacy.
    Create your Microsoft Account Today

    • Select Change password.

    • Enter your current password, then the new password you want, then enter the new password again.

    • Select Save.
    Hope this information helps.
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Aug 20, 2018
    #3
  4. Change password

    change the lock screen password

    Hi Eric,

    Let us resolve you concern regarding on how you can change your lock screen password. We suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Press the Windows key; then, select Settings.
    • Click Accounts; then, Sign-In Options.
    • Tap the Change button in the Password section.
    • Re-enter your password; then, create a new password.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.
     
    Michael Gall, Aug 20, 2018
    #4
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