Usually, it’s no longer recommended to change the password if it hasn’t been compromised since it could lead to many other problems. However, if the password of your Windows 11 account has been compromised, or you realized it’s easy to guess, you can change it using PowerShell. In this guide, you will learn the steps to use PowerShell to change the current password of a Windows 11 local account.

Change account password on Windows 11 with PowerShell

To change a local account password with PowerShell command on Windows 11, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, sign out and sign back into Windows 11 using the new password.

In the second command, make sure to replace “tempuser” with the name of the account to reset its password.

If you have to reset a password using Command Prompt, then use this other guide. Also, even though, this guide focuses on Windows 11, the above steps should also work on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7. All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.