Blanking on the password for your Windows PC? Here's how to lớn change it, whether you use a Microsoft trương mục or a local account.

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You must then confirm your email address and choose how you wish to receive your verification code. Click Get code, then kiểm tra your thư điện tử or text messages for the code. Enter it in the appropriate field and click Next.

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Create a new password for your Microsoft Account. Click Next.

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Windows confirms that the password has been changed. Click the Sign in button, return to the sign-in screen, & enter your new password.

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Microsoft trương mục Recovery Online

If you bump into any trouble attempting lớn reset your password directly in Windows, you can try resetting it online. Xuất hiện the Microsoft account website(Opens in a new window) in a browser on a different PC or a sản phẩm điện thoại device and click the Sign in button.

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At the next screen, type your thư điện tử address và click Next.

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At the screen khổng lồ enter your password, click the links for Forgot password.

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At the next screen, enter an alternative email address through which you can reset your password. If you don’t have one, create a new address using Hotmail.com or Outlook.com. Type the CAPTCHA characters and click Next.

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Enter the code sent khổng lồ your alternative e-mail address và click Verify.

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The next screen asks you lớn confirm certain details about your account, such as your name, date of birth, & location. Fill in as many details as you can và then click Next.

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Local trương mục Recovery

Microsoft has made it increasingly difficult to use a local account with Windows 10 and especially Windows 11, but it"s still possible. If you have this type of account, one of the first things you should do is phối up the necessary security questions that will help you reset your password và recover your trương mục in the future.

If you’re installing or resetting Windows 10 or 11 and choose a local account, you’re required khổng lồ create the security questions & answers during the thiết đặt process. At the screen for Now địa chỉ security questions, click the drop-down box và select your first question. Type the answer & click Next.

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Do the same for the second & third questions. Click Next và you can then move to lớn the next screen in the thiết lập process until you complete it.

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What if you’ve already installed Windows và need lớn set up the security questions or you want lớn change the questions and answers? You’re able to bởi vì that in Windows 10 easily enough. Go khổng lồ Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options. Click the option for password và then select the link for Update your security questions.

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Enter the password for your local account, choose your security questions, type the answers, và click Finish.

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In Windows 11, there is no visible option for updating your security questions. However, there is an unofficial workaround using a manual command. Press the Win key + R. In the mở cửa field of the Run as dialog box, type or paste the following command: ms-cxh://setsqsalocalonly. Click OK.

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Type the password for your local account. You can now update your security questions. When done, click Finish.

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Now let’s say you forget the password for your local account. At the sign-in screen, click the arrow next khổng lồ the password field or press the Enter key. Windows tells you that the password is incorrect. Click OK and then select Reset password.

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Enter the answers for your security questions and then click the arrow next to the last answer or press Enter.

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Windows prompts you lớn create a new password. Type and confirm your new password & press Enter lớn get access to lớn Windows.

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Create a Password Reset Disk

Beyond the security questions, a second way khổng lồ reset a forgotten password for a local account is through a password reset disk. This is another option you’d have lớn set up beforehand but is simple as it requires only a USB stick.

To set this up, sign into Windows 10 or 11 with your local account. Plug a USB stick into your computer. Launch Control Panel in icon view. Click the applet for User Accounts and then click the liên kết for Create a password reset disk. At the first Forgotten Password Wizard screen, click Next.