How to Setup A Password on Windows 10

Read this post to know how to setup a password on Windows 10. If you suffer from password loss or disclosure, you can also learn how to change Windows 10 password for data safe.


By Irene / Updated on May 12, 2023

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OK, we know you are excited to get a new Windows 10 computer. Sincerely hope that this powerful device can pave the path to your successful study or career life. In the following days, your efforts of recording your insightful ideas, designing creative works, or sorting your imaginative inspirations will be reserved in this Windows 10 PC. So, setting a password to protect your efforts is indispensable, right?

How to setup a password on Windows 10? Yes, the query you ask is today's topic of our post. Next, we will introduce 3 easy-to-follow methods to set a password to protect your data safe.

How to set password in Windows 10

In this part, we will introduce 3 feasible methods in detail to guide you to set the password in Windows 10. You can choose the one that most suits you according to your demands.

Method 1. Setup a password in Control Panel

When you started the computer, have Windows asked you to set administrator password? If not, or you skipped it, you left your email account, stored files, or other data open for others to access at your home or workplace. Now, to protect your privacy, set a password on Windows 10 in Control Panel with us together!

Step 1. Type “Control Panel” in the search box, or press “Win+X” to open Control Panel.

open control panel

Step 2. Click the “User Accounts” button and open it.

user accounts

Step 3. Select “Create a password”.

create password

Step 4. Type the password and make a confirmation with the hint. Then click “Create password” to finish the process.

input new password

All the things done! Have you got how to setup password on Windows 10 in Control Panel?

Method 2. Set password in Windows 10 via PC settings

The PC settings allows users to set or modify many configurations in their Windows device. Therefore, you can also learn how to set a password on Windows 10 by following us to operate in PC settings.

Step 1. Press “Win+I” to open Windows Settings and find the “Accounts” option.

settings account

Step 2. Choose “Sign-in options” and find the “Add” button under “Password” setting option.

find add password button

Step 3. Enter the new password and confirm it with a relevant hint. Then click “Next”.

type new password and hint

Now, you successfully set a password. Hit the “Finish” button and exit.

Method 3. Use Computer Management to setup password on Windows 10

Actually, use Computer Management will be not as common as the other two methods. But we will still display the specific steps for users to gain more information about how to set password in windows 10.

Step 1. Right-click “This PC” and choose “Mange” as the picture shows.

click this pc manage

Step 2. Choose “Users” under the “Local Users and Groups” drop-down menu.

local users and groups users

Step 3. Select the account that you need to setup a new password, and follow the instructions.


type password and confrim

Step 4. Enter the new password and confirm it. Click “OK” to complete the process.

Further reading: How to reset lost/disclosed password

Sometimes, arts originate from life. Many real cases are adapted for a TV play, especially something unfortunate. Classic scenarios, for example, a “friend” spies on your computer password and steals your valuable trade plans. Or your mother or father change Windows 10 computer password, because they hate you spend much time on it.

Putting aside these imaginations, anyway, knowing how to setup a password on Windows 10 is as important as knowing how to reset password on Windows 10. No matter whether password forgetting, changing, or disclosure, resetting it can be a quick and effective solution.

Compared with many resetting password approaches, AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional takes up the leading advantage. This software can boot a WinPE bootable USB, and allows users to create a reset USB instantly, while a password reset disk needs to be prepared in advance. Unlike using Installation media or CMD, with this powerful tool, you do not need to have any understanding of command lines.

In addition, it can be compatible with Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP/Vista. By using this tool, you can create a password reset USB on another functioning Windows computer and use it on the target Windows 10 PC. If you are a Windows Server user, you can turn to the Server Edition to reset your password.

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Part 1. Create a Windows password reset USB

Step 1. Install and launch the AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Click Tools at the top toolbar and select the Reset Windows Password option.

reset password

Step 2. Select “Next” after reading to create a bootabale USB.

create password reset disk

Step 3. Choose one of the three available choices according to your needs and click “Proceed”.

select usb device

Step 4. The USB flash drive requires to be formatted in this step, and all the data will be erased. Please make a backup on all your important files.


Step 5. Wait for creating WinPE bootable USB drive. Then plug the USB into the computer that you hope to reset or remove the password.


Part 2. Reset the Password

Step 1. Change the boot order to make the PC boot from the USB after inserting the created reset USB.

change order

Step 2. Choose “Reset Password” and select the OS with clicking "Next".

select windows sytem

Step 3. Select the target account and the feature you need. Click “Next”.

select account

Notice: You can choose Remove Account Password or Reset Account Password from the two options under the window.

Step 4. Input the new password in the window and click “Yes”.

set new password

Step 5. Click “Reboot Computer” to restart your PC after the operations.

Wrap things up

About how to setup a password on Windows 10, we share 3 easy methods for you. We also introduce the way to reset the password on Windows 10 for dealing with any emergent situation that you may encounter.

AOMEI Partition Assistant is a powerful and handy tool for every computer user. Reset Password is just one of its advanced features. From daily use, it can clone disk, move installed apps to release the storage space, and restore deleted or lost files, to more professional use, like converting a disk to MBR/GPT without data loss, migrating OS to SSD, or converting file system. It can effectively manage your computer.

Irene · Staff Editor
Irene is an Editor of AOMEI Technology. She devotes herself in giving insightful thoughts on common computer problems with simple and clear guidance. Irene loves to help people solve problems and explore more solutions on relevant issues. She loves reading, singing and travelling.