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How to Change Password on Dell Laptop? Your Easiest Guide

In this guide, we'll learn how, why, and when you should change your Dell laptop passwords. What are the benefits of changing passwords? Let's explore the easiest methods and secure your laptop.

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Tracy King

Updated on May 05, 2024

The habit of regularly changing passwords is vital for security and offers many benefits, especially when handling sensitive information or connected to client networks. Organizations enforce policies for frequent password changes to reduce cybersecurity risks. Neglecting password security leaves individuals vulnerable to hacking, as weak passwords are involved in 80% of breaches. Protecting data relies on secure passwords, making regular changes crucial. In this guide, we'll discover easy methods to maintain the security of your Dell laptop through password changes.

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Benefits of Changing Password on Dell Laptop

Security is paramount, whether it's on a Dell laptop or any other device. A robust password is essential as it serves as the primary defense against hacking attempts. Thus, debating the importance and frequency of password changes on Dell laptops seems unnecessary. We lock our devices to prevent unauthorized access or hacking incidents. Experts advise changing passwords every three months, though the ideal interval may differ based on individual risk factors. Establishing a habit of regular password changes is crucial for safeguarding valuable data.

Here are some valid reasons and benefits why professionals recommend changing passwords:


Protecting user account data

A strong and unique password is a formidable barrier against unauthorized access. Hackers often target weak or reused passwords, so a complex one significantly increases the difficulty of breaching your defenses.


Prevent direct access to multiple accounts with the same password

Some people use the same password across multiple accounts. If one account experiences a security breach, hackers can attempt to access your other accounts with the same password. Changing your Dell laptop password minimizes the risk.


Enhancing data security

Strong passwords and other security measures like two-factor authentication create a multi-layered security system, which becomes almost impossible to break for hackers.


Limits access gained by keystroke loggers

Keystroke loggers are surveillance technologies that can record keystrokes. Cybercriminals often use them to steal credit card information and login credentials. It is recommended that you change your password regularly to protect your device.

There are many other benefits and reasons that prove consistently changing devices' passwords is good practice. Suppose you lose or replace your laptop, someone else could potentially access your passwords. Regularly updating your passwords ensures that even if someone finds an old or saved password, it becomes useless, thus enhancing the security of your data.

Guide 1. Change Password On Dell Laptop With Password

In this section, we'll learn two main methods to change your password on a Dell laptop. The first method is to change the password on Dell via sign-in options, and the second method is with another user account, depending on whether you're currently logged in or not. Additionally, if you log in through a Microsoft account, you can change your Microsoft account password on any device. Let's explore both methods.

1. Change Password on Dell via Sign-in Options

If you know your existing password and are currently logged in to your Dell laptop, you can change it directly through the sign-in options.

Follow the steps:

Step 1. Click on the Start Menu and select your user profile picture.

open user account settings

Step 2. Choose "Change account settings" from the menu.

Step 3. On the following screen, select "Sign-in options."

Step 4. Under the "Password" section, click on the "Change" button.

change password in signin option

Step 5. You'll be prompted to enter your current password for verification.

Set a new password to dell

Step 6. Now, enter your new password twice (once to set and once to confirm) and add a password hint (optional).

Step 7. Click "Next" and then "Finish" to complete the password change.

2. Change Password on Dell with Another User Account

If you have multiple accounts on your Dell laptop and you're locked out of your primary account, you can change the password using another administrator account.

Note: Your account must have administrator privileges to change another user's password. Otherwise, you may need to reset your Windows password.

Follow the steps:

Step 1. Search "Control Panel" in the Windows search bar and click on it to open it.  Select User Accounts.

Step 2. Again, select User Accounts.

Step 3. Select Manage another account.

Step 4. Choose the user for whom you wish to change the password.

Step 5. Select Change the password.

Change password in control panel via another account

Tip: If password protected isn't listed under the username, the user doesn't have a password set up and can be logged in without entering a password. If you don't see a "Change the password" link, it means that the user logs into Windows with a Microsoft account rather than a local account. So, you need to change the Microsoft account.

Step 6. Enter your new password twice (once to set and once to confirm) and add a password hint (optional).

Step 7. To save the changes made to your password, click on the "Change password" option.

Add a new password

Guide 2. Change Password on Dell Without Password

Suppose you've forgotten your Dell laptop password. In that case, it seems very intimidating, and obviously, many people don't know how to set a new password in order to gain access to their laptop again, but don't worry—there's a straightforward method to set up a new password without remembering your previous forgotten password. In this method, we'll be using the EaseUS Partition Master, a features-rich tool that offers a Password Reset feature, to resolve this issue effectively.

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Before starting, ensure you have access to a second computer, as you will need it to complete the password reset process. Follow the detailed instructions provided in this section to successfully change your password and regain control of your Dell laptop:

Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action


This guide has equipped you to be the master of your Dell laptop's password security. But the knowledge doesn't stop at Dell! The benefits and methods we explored apply universally, whether you're using Asus, HP, Lenovo, or another brand.

Updating your password every 3 months or so throws a major wrench into the plans of anyone trying to gain unauthorized access. Think of strong, unique passwords as your digital armor. They protect your accounts, data, and privacy from prying eyes.

We've walked you through two methods for changing your Dell password: through sign-in options (if you're already logged in) or via another administrator account. And for those times when your memory lets you down, EaseUS Partition Master offers a reliable solution to regain access without needing to remember the old password.

By following these guidelines and using the EaseUS Partition Master, you can transform your Dell laptop (or any other device) into a secure fortress for your valuable data.

FAQs About Changing Dell Laptop Password

1. When should you change your password on Dell?
Security experts recommend updating your password every 3 months or so. This helps prevent unauthorized access and keeps your device secure. But don't wait that long if you suspect a security breach - change your password immediately in that case!
2. How do I change my lock screen password on my Dell computer?

If you have forgotten your Dell computer's password and are stuck on the lock screen password, you can reset your password using a Microsoft account or password reset disk (if you created one).

Learn More: How to Reset your Windows 11 Password without Logging in

3. I forgot my Dell laptop password on Windows 11; what should I do?

In that case, you can consider the below options:

Microsoft Account: If you set up your Dell with a Microsoft account, you can reset your password using any device online. Password Reset Disk (if created): If you previously created a password reset disk, you can use it to reset your password according to the instructions provided with the disk. EaseUS Partition Master (as a last resort): This guide explored EaseUS Partition Master as a solution for forgotten passwords. Keep in mind this method requires a second computer with internet access.

For more detailed guidance, refer to the this article: 5 Ways to Reset Windows 11 Password without Logging in

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Updated by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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