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How to change the system logon password.

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  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel window, double-click the User Accounts icon.
  4. In the User Accounts window, under Pick a task, click the Change my password button.
  5. In the Type the current password box, enter the current user password.

    NOTE: If this account does not have a password, press the TAB key.

  6. In the Type the new password box, type the new password.
  7. In the Type the new password again to confirm box, type the password again.
  8. In the Type a...password hint box, type a word or phrase describing the password.
  9. Click the Change Password button.
  10. Restart the computer.