Change your Windows Password

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To change your Windows Password:

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • Select Change Password from the options in the Windows Security window


  • Type your old password and new password into the appropriate boxes.
  • NOTE: Password must meet complexity requirements:
  • 1) Passwords cannot contain the user's account name or parts of the user's full name that exceed two consecutive characters.
  • 2) Passwords must be at least six characters in length.
  • 3) Passwords must contain characters from three of the following four categories:
    • a) English uppercase characters (A through Z).
    • b) English lowercase characters (a through z).
    • c) Base 10 digits (0 through 9).
    • d) Non-alphabetic characters (for example, !, $, #, %).

    • In Windows 2003, click OK
    • In Windows 2008, click on the blue button with the white arrow.