How to change password in Windows 11

Creating a secure password for your Windows laptop is an important step for your digital safety, but knowing how to change password in Windows 11 is equally vital using the same password for years is simply not safe.

Fortunately, Microsoft doesn’t make it too difficult, so I’ll be able to walk you through how to change password in Windows 11 in just a few easy steps.

How to change password in Windows 11

Step zero is knowing how to create a strong password, but once you’ve got one ready to go, you can set about changing your Windows 11 password. If you are selecting a strong password and this is a personal laptop then changing it annually is probably enough. For a work laptop, you should consider a biannual or even quarterly cadence for your password updates.

1. Click the Windows icon in the taskbar

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Click the Windows icon in the taskbar and look for the Settings icon.

2. Click on Settings

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Click on Settings in the app menu

3. Select Accounts

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Select Accounts in the navigation pane on the left side of the window.

4. Click on Sign-in options

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Scroll down in the pane on the right side of the window and then select Sign-in options.

5. Click on Change under Password

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Click on the carrot icon next to Password and then select Change.

6. Enter your current password

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Enter your current password into the text box and then click Next.

7. Enter your new password

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Enter your new password, repeat your new password in the second box, and then enter a password hint if you like. Now click Next.

8. Click finish

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You’ve reached the final step, just click Finish!

There’s no fanfare to celebrate your achievement, so you’ll have to settle for our congratulations and digital confetti 🎉. Once you click finish the box will simply disappear, and the next time you log in you will use your new password for Windows 11.

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