If you have a local account that is not connected to a Microsoft account, you have multiple methods to change the password, but the best and quickest way is to use Command Prompt. This guide will teach you the steps to change your local account password on Windows 11.

Change account password from Command Prompt on Windows 11

To change your Windows 11 local account password from Command Prompt, use these steps: Once you complete the steps, sign out of the account and sign back in to use the new password. In the command, make sure to change USERNAME with the account name that you want to update.

If you have an account linked to your Microsoft account, the steps outlined above won’t apply. You must reset your email password online or through the Windows 11 Lock screen if you have a Microsoft account. Also, even though this guide focuses on Windows 11, these steps should 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.