How to Change Your Passwords (Windows 8)

User Password

You can change your user password in Windows 8 by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

Windows 8 Change User Password 1
If you are not already on the Start screen, press the Windows key to open it.  On the Start screen, left-click your profile icon near the top right-hand corner of the screen.

Step 2

Windows 8 Change User Password 2
In the menu that appears, left-click either "Lock" or "Sign out."  This is based on your personal preference and will not affect the rest of the process.

Step 3

Windows 8 Change User Password 3
You will be given a list of options for profiles to sign into.  Left-click "Other user."

Step 4

Windows 8 Change User Password 4
Type your NAU User ID into the first text field, and your new password into the second field.  When you are finished, press the Enter key or left-click the arrow next to the password field.  Your user password has been changed.

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NAU Secure Wireless Password

You can change your NAU secure wireless password in Windows 8 by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 1
Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.  In the menu that opens, left-click the "Settings" icon.

Step 2

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 2
In the Settings menu, left-click the "Network" icon.

Step 3

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 3
In the list of connections, left-click "NAU."

Step 4

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 4
Left-click "Disconnect."

Step 5

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 5
Repeat steps 1 through 3, then left-click "Connect."

Step 6

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 6
Type your NAU User ID into the first field, and your new password into the second field.  When you are finished, press the Enter key or left-click "OK."  Your NAU secure wireless password has been changed.

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VPN Password

You can change your NAU VPN password in Windows 8 by following these step-by-step instructions.

Step 1

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 1
Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.  In the menu that opens, left-click the "Settings" icon.

Step 2

Windows 8 NAU Secure Wireless Password 2
In the Settings menu, left-click the "Network" icon.

Step 3

Windows 8 VPN Password 1
In the list of connections, left-click "NAU VPN."

Step 4

Windows 8 VPN Password 2
Left-click "Connect."

Step 5

Windows 8 VPN Password 3
Type your new password into the second field.  When you are finished, press the Enter key or left-click "OK."  Your NAU VPN password has been changed.

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A password lockout is a problem that occurs when a user changes their NAU password online without changing it on all of their devices. These step-by-step instructions will guide users through the process of changing their NAU password on multiple devices. 

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