Why Passwords are Required
Authentication plays an important role wherever the identification of a person is required. There are several ways in which a person can be authenticated some of them include biometrics authentication, password verification, etc. Since authentication is required to ensure that the person who needs access to any computer or device is genuine it becomes highly important to make sure that any person who tries to access a device or computer is to provide his/her credentials (username and password) for authentication. Same is the case with Windows 8 where, in most cases, a user is authenticated by the password he has been given by the administrators to logon to his account.
Whenever a user account is created in Windows 8 a password is assigned to the account by the administrator of the operating system. However if users want they can change their passwords according to their needs. Settings for whether users can change their passwords on their own or they need to request the administrators to do so can be configured by the administrator(s) only.
Whatsoever the case is, if as a Windows 8 user you want to change your password you are required to follow the steps given as below:
1 Logon to the computer on which Microsoft Windows 8 operating system is installed.
2 Click on Start button.
3 From the available options on the screen click on Control Panel.
4 On the opened window in the left pane click on Users option.
5 From the right pane click on Change your password option available under Your account label.
6 On Change your password page type in your current password in the available field and click on Next button.
7 On the next Window type and re-type your new password along with the password hint in New password, Retype password and Password hint fields respectively and click on Next button.
8 On the next Window click on Finish button to save the changes.