change your password in Windows 7.

  1. Step 1
    Click on the "Start" , which is the "Windows Orb" at the lower left, and choose Control Panel.

  2. Step 2
    Click on the "User Accounts and Family Safety" heading in the Control Panel.
    Under the "User Accounts" heading, click on the link for "Change your Windows password."

  1. Step 3
    This will take you to your User Account window. If you already have a password, you will see a link for "Change your password." If you do not already have a password, the link will read "Create a password for your account." Click that link to go to the "Change your password" window.
  2. Step 4
    If you have a current password, type in your current password in the first text box, then type a new password and confirm.
    If you do not have a current password, just type in and confirm a new password.
    Note: You can choose to type a password hint, although this step is optional. Be aware that the password hint will be visible to all other computer users. To be more secure, choose a password and hint that cannot be easily guessed.
    Click the "Change password" or "Create password" button when ready. (This will depend on whether you had an existing password or not)
  3. Step 5
    If your passwords do not match, you will be prompted to retype them.

  1. Step 6
    You’re finished! You will now be prompted to enter your password every time you log into your computer.