Updating Your Password on Your Campus Laptop

This article covers how to update your campus login password on your campus-issued PC laptop.

NOTE: If you have a campus-issued Mac laptop, the login password is not tied to your campus email account password.

1. Change Your Password

There are several different ways you can change your password. IT recommends using our Self-Service Password Change App.

2. Come to Campus

In order to sync your new campus login password with your laptop, you will need to come to campus (either the Fullerton campus or Irvine campus) to connect to either the wireless network or to a wired connection.

3. Connect to the eduroam wireless network or plug in your laptop to a wired connection (an active data jack on campus).

NOTE: you may need to enter your full email address: username.fullerton.edu (i.e. keverdeen.fullerton.edu).

3.1. If your laptop is set to automatically connect to eduroam, you may see a pop-up message indicating that additional information is needed to connect. Click on the pop-up window and enter your new password.

Pop-up notification window
  1. Click on the pop-up window.
  2. Enter your campus email address and new password.

3.2. If you do not see the pop-up message in the system tray, connect to the eduroam network and then enter your new password.

wireless networks list
  1. Connect to eduroam.
  2. Enter your campus email address and new password when prompted.

 

3.3. You will be prompted to enter new credentials.

Pop-up notification window indicating Windows needs your current credentials

After a few minutes, you may see a pop-up message indicating that Windows needs your current credentials.

  1. Press Ctrl-Alt-Del and choose Lock this computer.
  2. Then Press Ctrl-Alt-Del and enter your new campus password.

You're done!

 

NOTE: you may need to enter your full email address: username.fullerton.edu (i.e. keverdeen.fullerton.edu).

3.4. Not being prompted for your password? Try connecting to a wired connection.

Windows login screen with username and password populated

If you don't see a pop-up message asking for your Windows credentials or if you have easy access to a wired connection, you can connect to a data jack on campus to update your password.

  1. Log off of your campus laptop and plug it in to a wired connection on campus.
  2. Log on to your campus laptop with your campus username and new password.

You're done!

Need a wired connection? Visit the Academic Technology Center in the Pollak Library South room 237.

Need Help?

Bring your laptop to the Academic Technology Center (ATC) in Pollak Library South room 237. For more information on the ATC and its hours, visit the ATC website.