Keeping your password secret is your assurance that your account and its contents remain secure.

In Windows passwords are:

  • Case sensitive

  • Must be at least eight (8) characters long

  • Should contain lowercase and uppercase letters, digits, and symbols

  • A password cannot contain control characters, [ALT]-modified keys, or function keys

Good passwords contain characters other than letters and numbers, such as punctuation. Anything that could be directly or indirectly associated with the user (such as name, date of birth, etc.) should not be included in the password.

To keep your password synced across all accounts, it is suggested to only change your password here :

The following steps are only for special circumstances and should not be your first option. It can cause problems, and will de-sync your MCECS and windows passwords.

Step 1:

Log in to a supported computer (for example, in the Intel Lab).


Step 2:

Simultaneously press the Ctrl-, Alt-, and Del keys, once logged in.
You will be presented with a “Windows Security” dialogue box.

windows security dialogue box


Step 3:

Click on the Change Password button.


Step 4:

Enter your current password in the “old password” field.


Step 5:

Enter your new password in the “new password” field.


Step 6:

Re-enter your new password in the “confirm new password” field.

Windows change password dialogue box


Step 7:

Click the “OK” button.