How to Reset a Password for Windows CE

by Gryphon Adams
shark jaw in the hand image by Vladimir Melnik from

Microsoft's Windows CE operating system is crucial to the smooth functioning of certain mobile devices; the password protects it from unauthorized access. Windows CE was Microsoft's first embedded operating system and many versions are still in use. As long as you know your original password, you can reset the password. By company policy, Microsoft's support engineers can't help with retrieving or circumventing passwords, according to Microsoft's Support website.

Step 1

Tap the "Start" button on your device's touch screen. On the Start Menu, tap "Settings." Tap "Control Panel."

Step 2

Double-tap "Password" on the Control Panel's menu. Type your desired password in the boxes for "Password" and "Confirm Password." Write down your password to avoid the possibility of remembering it incorrectly and getting locked out of your device.

Tap the check box for Enable Password Protection to select it, if you want to turn on password protection for your device. Tap "OK" to confirm your selection.


  • This method for resetting your Windows CE password will create a password for your operating system if you want to change your password or to reset a password after you restore Windows CE from backup. It won't give you access to the device if you're locked out. Store your password in a secure place.


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About the Author

Gryphon Adams began publishing in 1985. He contributed to the "San Francisco Chronicle" and "Dark Voices." Adams writes about a variety of topics, including teaching, floral design, landscaping and home furnishings. Adams is a certified health educator and a massage practitioner. He received his Master of Fine Arts at San Francisco State University.

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