How To Change Password In Windows Screensaver
Learning how to change the password in a Windows screensaver is not hard. All you have to do is set it and once the screensaver kicks in, you will need to use a password to unlock it. Some older computers let you manually set a screensaver password and newer computers may require you to use your computer account's password accessed just after boot-up. The following is some advice on how to change the password in your Windows screensaver.
Things you'll need:
- Computer with Windows operating system
- If you have an older computer that uses anything before XP, you will be able to directly change the password by going to "Start," "Control Panel," "Display" and then selecting the "Screensaver" tab and modifying the password there. If you forget the password after the screensaver has come on, you may need to cut off the PC, let it reboot and change the password before the screensaver comes on.
- On newer computers that use Windows XP or better, the screensaver password is the same as the login password to the user account. To set the password, go to "Control Panel," "Display/Appearance" (this tab depends on your version of Windows), "Screensaver" and clicking the box that says "On Resume, Display Welcome Screen." This will make it so that you will have to enter the password as if you are logging in to get off the screensaver, making it so that no one can find a way to use your account without that password.
- To change the password, visit the "Control Panel" and select "User Accounts." Select your account, click "Change Password" and reset it. This will change the password for the entire account, which must be used when you boot the PC up and when you want to leave the Windows screensaver.
Learning how to change the password in the Windows screensaver is easy!