Whether you keep financial or sensitive information on your PC or just want to stop others from snooping, a strong password on your user account will help keep your personal data safe.
A good password should be at least eight characters long and be a mix of upper and lowercase letters, numbers and symbols (such as & and @).
Step 1 Move your mouse cursor to the top right of the screen and from the Charms menu, click Settings
Step 2 Click Change PC Settings at the bottom right of the screen
Step 3 The PC Settings app opens full screen. Click Users and then click Change your password
Step 4 Type your existing password into the Current password box
Step 5 Type your new password into the New password and then the Reenter password boxes
Step 6 Click Next
Step 7 If the reset was successful, the next screen should read: ‘You’ve changes your pasword’. Click Finish