Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Windows XP: Setting the User Password

There are times that you need to change your password or the password of another user on your computer. If your one of the administrators of the system, you can change other people's password on the computer for them.

To change a users password:
  • Open the Control Panel folder from under the Start menu
  • Double-click on the 'User Accounts' control panel.
  • Click on the account you want to change.
  • Click the 'Change my password' link. If the user never had a password you will need to click the 'Create a password' link.
  • If its your account you will be prompted to enter your current password. If its someone else's account you won't see this field.
  • Enter the new password you want to assign to that user, then re-type the new password you just entered in the confirmation field.
    • There is an option at the bottom of the window to leave a 'password hint' that can help the person remember their password just in case they forget it.
  • Press the 'Change Password' button when done.

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