Windows 10: Unable to change password for local account

Discus and support Unable to change password for local account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; The Ctrl-Alt-Delete menu has no option for changing password. The User Accounts panel from what remains of the decent Control Panel redirects me to the... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Timothy G.Black, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. Unable to change password for local account


    The Ctrl-Alt-Delete menu has no option for changing password. The User Accounts panel from what remains of the decent Control Panel redirects me to the Settings app. The Settings app Accounts -> Sign-in options has Change disabled for Password.


    Microsoft cloud login is not an option in this situation.


    How do I change my password?

    :)
     
    Timothy G.Black, Mar 24, 2020
    #1
  2. Yaqub K Win User

    Local Account password changed to Online Account Password

    Hi,

    I suggest you to follow the steps on how to switch from Microsoft account to Local account:

    • Click on search in taskbar and type account.
    • Click on Accounts.
    • Now, under Your account, click on Sign in with Local account instead.
    • Enter your Microsoft account password for confirmation and then follow the screen instruction.
    • Enter User name credentials for your the Local account and click OK.
    • Now, login to Local account.
    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Mar 24, 2020
    #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.
    Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today – Microsoft

    • 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, Mar 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Unable to change password for local account

    Forgot Local account password

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.



    I understand the inconvenience caused to you as you do not remember the local account password, we will help you with this issue.



    Kindly let us know if you have Microsoft account on your computer.



    If so, I suggest you to log-in with the Microsoft account and change the password for the local account.

    Follow these steps:

    • Press Windows key, type Settings
      and press Enter.
    • Then click on Change PC settings.

      (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click
      Settings, and then click Change PC settings.)
    • Tap Accounts, and then click Sign-in options.
    • Tap Change your password and follow the instructions.


    For reference: Passwords in Windows: FAQ

    (Applies to Windows 10 as well)





    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of the issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Mar 24, 2020
    #4
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