Changing Your Windows Password

See Also: How to change your terminal (SIS) password.

Log onto your computer

Log On to Windows dialog box

If you prompted to change your password, click here.

If you are not prompted to change your password, but wish to change it:

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  1. Hold down the Ctrl, Alt, and Delete keys simultaneously.
  2. Click “Change Password” in the dialog box.

    Windows Security dialog box
  3. Type your network username in the User name box.
    Enter your current password in the Old Password box.
    Enter your new password in both the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes then click “OK”.

    NOTE: Your password must have a minimum of 6 characters. The password must use at least 3 of these four: upper case, lower case, number, and/or special character (~ ! # $ % ^ & * - + = ...etc.). See tips for creating a strong password.Will open new browser window or tab

    Change password dialog box
  4. You will see a dialog box confirming that your password has been changed.  Click “OK” to complete the process.

    Password changed confirmed dialog box

If you are prompted to change your password:

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If you are unfamiliar with the procedure, it is recommended that you print out this guide and keep it out your desk before you need it.

  1. Click “OK” in the Login Message dialog box.

    Change password prompt

  2. Type your network username in the User name box.
    Enter your current password in the Old Password box.
    Enter your new password in both the New Password and Confirm New Password boxes then click “OK”.

    Change password dialog box

  3. You will see a dialog box confirming that your password has been changed.  Click “OK” to continue logging in.

    Password changed confirmed dialog box