Changing User account password

My OS is win 10 pro and I have an msn email account.  My login somehow got changed to use my email address.  How this got changed is a mystery.  So I now use my email address password to login.
I am trying to have separate passwords when I login into my pc and also my email account.  I changed my email.
But I do not know how to change my User account password, and would like to seek expert advise else I may lock myself out.  Is it ok to create a duplicate Admin user as a backup?
thank u and regards
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timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
if you want to change your local user account do the following:

in the search bar next to the Windows button on the desktop type:
compmgmt.msc and press enter

next click local users and groups > users, now right click your user account and select set password.

This will allow you set the password on your local user account.

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Andrew LeniartIT Consultant & Freelance JournalistCommented:

Is it ok to create a duplicate Admin user as a backup?

Absolutely. You can keep the Microsoft Account if you like and just create a new Local User Account (Admin or Standard - up to you) to use every day.

If you decide you want to keep the online account but need help with creating a new local user account, I've written an article on how to do that here. Everything is perfectly safe to do, just ignore the part about removing the other account.

I hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
timgreen7077Exchange EngineerCommented:
Along with the instructions I provided for changing your local user account password, see the below screen shot so that you can see where the other accounts are such as your email account Click the notifications button on the lower right corner of the task bar and the press the all settings button and select accounts .

user accounts
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