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Summary

There are two kinds of user accounts in Windows 10. They are local account and Microsoft account. And there are four types of password available in Windows 10, such as local account password, Microsoft account password, PIN and picture password. Next, let’s learn about how to set these four types of password. If the password is complicated and you to forget it, the tool mentioned below can help you out.


How Many Kinds of User Accounts Are There in Windows 10?

There are two kinds of user accounts in Windows 10. One is the local account and the other one is Microsoft account. Local account means that it’s only available in one computer and each computer has its own local account. However, if you use Microsoft account, you can access different computers and sync your account data to this computer.

login with local account

How to Set or Change Windows 10 Password?

There are four types of password available in Windows 10, such as local account password, Microsoft account password, PIN and picture password. Next, I’m going to help you to set them step by step.

Because you can sign in with a Microsoft account or a local account, it’s suggested to confirm which type of user account you currently use before you set or change password. If you are using Microsoft account and intend to switch it to local account, please refer to the detailed information in how to switch from Microsoft account to local account.

Option One: Set or Change Local Account Password in Windows 10

① Press Windows logo + I key together to open “Windows Settings” and then click on “Accounts”.

Windows settings

② Please click on “Sign-in options” on the left side. And then scroll down to “Password”. Click on “Add” or “Change”.

change password

③ If you want to change the password, please enter the current password and click “Next”. And then enter the new password, click on “Next”. Finally, click “Finish”. If you add a password, just enter the new password.

change local account password

④ Please enter the new password next time when you sign in Windows 10.

If you sign in with a local account, you can turn on or off Windows 10 password and this function is not available in other accounts. If you want to directly sign in Windows 10 without password, please refer to the detailed instructions on how to turn off Windows 10 password.

Option Two: Set or Change Microsoft Account Password

① Press Windows logo + I key together to open “Windows Settings” and then click on “Accounts”. On the right side, scroll down to “Password”.

change password

② Click on “Change”, enter the current Microsoft account password and click on “Sign in”.

sign in Microsoft account

③ If your account needs to be verified, please select the verification way and enter the code you receive. And then click “Next”.

④ Enter the old and new Microsoft account password and click “Next”. Finally, click “Finish” and the password will be changed successfully.

enter Microsoft account password
Microsoft account password is set when you create your Microsoft account. If you want to create a Microsoft account, please go to Microsoft account sign-up page.https://login.live.com/

Option Three: Set or Change PIN

① Press Windows logo + I key to open “Windows Settings” and then click “Accounts”. On the right side, scroll down to “PIN”.

Change PIN

② Click on “Add” and verify your account password. And then set up a PIN.

Tips: If PIN needs to be changed, please click “Change”. And then type in old PIN and new PIN. Finally, click “OK”.

Set up a PIN

Option Four: Set or Change Picture Password

① Press Windows logo + I key to open “Windows Settings” and then click “Accounts”. On the right side, scroll down to “Picture password”.

Picture password

② Click “Add” and verify your account. Click “Choose picture” and then choose one picture from your file to be the password.

Choose picture

③ Click on “Use this picture” or “Choose new picture”. And you can also drag your picture to change its position.

Set picture password

④ Draw three gestures on your picture. And then confirm your gestures.

draw gestures on picture

⑤ When you successfully create your picture password, click “Finish”.

Create a picture password
Tips: If you need to change the picture password, please click “Change” and then repeat step 3 to 5.

Forget Windows 10 Login Password? Use Password Reset Tool – Renee PassNow

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Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.

For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.

For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

select rescue disk creation method

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Choose target account and then click “Clear Password”.

You can also recover Microsoft account in Windows 10/8.1/8. That is, Renee PassNow will convert the Microsoft account to a local account and the data or files inside it will still exist. After the software says that password is reset successfully, you can directly press “Enter” key to access Windows.

Clear password

Besides, you can also create a new administrator to quickly access your PC. Please click “Create new account”.

The created administrator account named “Reneelab” with administrator rights, and its default password is “123456789”. You are able to change the password of target account with this new created administrator.

Create new account