Chapter 18: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
Changing the Password on Other People’s Accounts
Everyone who logs on to your computer should periodically change his password to
help protect your computer. The best way to change passwords is to have the person
log on and change the password himself. This way, he won’t lose any encrypted files,
personal certificates, or stored passwords for web sites. Alternatively, you can log on
as this person and change his password for him by following the instructions dis-
cussed in the “Changing Your Password” section of this chapter.
If a user loses his password and you have no password recovery file, you can change
the password on that person’s account by completing the following steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety heading and
then click User Accounts.
3. On the User Accounts page, click “Manage another account.”
4. On the “Choose the account you would like to change” page, you’ll see a list of
existing accounts on the computer. Click the account you want to work with.
5. On the “Make changes to...” page, click “Change the password.”
6. On the “Change...password” page, shown in Figure 18-11, type the new pass-
word for this user’s account in the first text box.
7. Confirm the new password by retyping it in the second text box.
8. Afterward, type a unique password hint and then click “Change password.”
Figure 18-10. Creating the account password